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There was plenty of action on the ground and in the air on Day 3 of the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

Highlights included flying displays by current Australian Defence Force aircraft including Royal Australian Air Force F-18F Super Hornets and C-130J Hercules aircraft and the incredibly agile Australian Army Tiger attack helicopters.

F-16 fighters from the United States Air Force and the Royal Singapore Air Force Black Knights display team also showed their capabilities with stunning manouvres including the corkscrew climb with full afterburner that sees them rocket to 10,000 feet in just three seconds.


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Not as powerful but equally impressive where the gut-busting displays by US champions Skip Stewart and Melissa Pemberton and Australia’s Paul Bennett in their tiny aerobatic aircraft that seem to defy the laws of physics.

On the ground there were plenty of aircraft on static displays with their crews on hand to explain their role and what it’s like to fly them.

Day 3 was the final trade day, which meant some final wheeling and dealing by aviation industry representitives to potential military and civilian clients.

The air show is now open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday where even bigger flying displays are planned, the central theme being Heroes of the Sky, celebrating 100 years of Australian military avaition which began with surveillance flights over the Gallipoli peninsula several weeks before the landings.

Avalon Australian International Airshow

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