Airshow Dispatches S07E01: Airshows Downunder Shellharbour

Highlights from Airshows Downunder Shellharbour, formerly Wings Over Illawarra. The locally-based HARS museum contributed strongly, with the P-3 Orion, DHC-4 Caribou, S-2 Tracker and C-121 Super Constellation all flying – plus the return to airshow duties of the Fokker D.VII “Southern Cross” replica and P-2 Neptune.

WWII warbirds included the Spitfire, Fw190, two P-40s and two P-51s – with several participating in a balbo flypast. Paul Bennet’s new Sea Fury made its Australian debut, and 100 Squadron contributed their Canberra and A-37 Dragonfly for some extra jet noise.

The RAAF contingent comprised a flypast from a C-130J Hercules and a display and heritage formation involving an F-35A Lightning II and CA-18 Mustang.

00:02Australia Fokker D.VII “Southern Cross”
00:03Australia P2V-7 Neptune
00:04Australia C-121A Super Constellation
00:05Australia AP-3C Orion
00:07Australia S-2G Tracker
00:08Australia DHC-4 Caribou
00:09Australia C-47-DL Skytrain & C-47B Dakota
00:10Australia P-40N Warhawk & P-40E Kittyhawk
00:11Australia CA-18 Mustang Mk.23 & P-51D Mustang
00:12Australia Fw190A-8 & Spitfire Mk.VIII
00:13Australia Hudson Mk.III
00:13Australia Balbo
00:14Australia TBM-3E Avenger
00:15Australia Sea Fury FB.11 “Sawbones”
00:17Australia Sky Aces
00:18Australia A-37B Dragonfly
00:19Australia Canberra TT.18
00:20Australia Yak-110
00:23Australia RAAF C-130J Hercules
00:24Australia RAAF F-35A Lightning
00:28Australia RAAF F-35A Lightning & CA-18 Mustang Mk.23