These are some of the Images I took at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. I spent 5 days there (2 trade days and 3 public days), and took over 35GB worth of photos...)
I have heaps more stored on my Photobucket site. Email me for a password if you think you want to look at more...firstname.lastname@example.org
All Images shot using Nikon D200 with 80-400mm VR
or 18-200 VR
What a roller coaster ride of a week... Heat waves, Dust Storms, Rain, Sun, Wind... but worth every minute.
I'm not sure how many I am allowed to post, so I thought I would just go whole hog... Should I post any more?
Do you think any are worth submitting? I have none in the database so far and would like to have some on. So far only 4 rejections...
Tin Stix of Dynamite! World aerobatic champions Jurgus Kairys (Sukhoi Su-26) and Jim Leroy (Bulldog Pitts S2S) with pyrotechnics by Rich Gibson.
Jim Leroy cuts perofrms The Ribbon Cut... Notice that he is sideways, using his fuselage as a lift surface, flying under the ribbon, and cutting it with his upper wing. What a looney...
Aerobatic Team, The Roulettes in their Pilatus PC
F/A-18A of the "Green Lions" releases flares as it pulls out of a simulated weapons release.
A classic F-111 trick, the Dump & Burn
The US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by cheif Boeing Test pilot Ricardo Traven.
F-16A pulls into a climb
F-15C, 0-20000ft in 1.5 minutes...
F-111G Weapons Options
Australian Flag is parachuted in...
Hawk takes off
Tiger ARH Cockpit
Reflection of Airshow in Strix Sight of the Tiger ARH
Jurgis Kairys pulls out of the bottom of a loop with an explosion in the background...
Yes, thats a 40ton C-27J Spartan flying upside down at the top of its loop...
The Boss... Commander of Air Group (CAG
Silver Beauty... An immaculate DC-3
Going Up? F-15C takeoff
F-111 Dump & Burn with Exhaust
A Pair of RAAF
F/A-18A's from the Green Lions ingress onto their target
Jurgis Kairys flies past an explosion
' Rocket truck. its actually and engine off a Aermacchi M-339, with a homebuilt afterburner attached...
Kittyhawk vs Yak... Actually a composite of two seperate images...
The Air Bandits crossover
The Airbandits Triple Cross
Bob Carlton in his Silent1N jet powered glider...
The loadmasters wave from the back of an RAAF
F-16C vs RAAF
F/A-18A... Another combination of two seperate images...
Cheif Being Test pilot Ricardo Traven waves a flag out of the window on return from his display in the F/A-18F Super Hornet
and heres a little animation made with a combination of small JPEGS...
Hawk Inverted climb
Skydiver spiralls above
F/A-18A Moisture and Flares... My favourite combination!
F-15C burning up the runway...
More F-111 Dump and Burn...
Super Hornet Moisture
Bob Carlton lights the night up with fireworks off the wingtips of his glider...
Taipan Squirrels Crossover
Real Australian Hawk
Boeing cheif test pilotRicardo Traven revs up his Ground Support team prior to a F/A-18F SuperHornet trade-day display run...
Big runway? or Small airplane?
F/A-18A Dirty Pass
C-17A flying AUS
and US Flags
Bob Carlton dancing in the sky