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Richmond Airshow Highlights

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Aviation enthusiasts only should progress past the fold, as this post is dedicated solely to the 2006 Richmond Air Show. It’s also very photo heavy so please be patient.

Given all the interest in the Raptor v JSF thread, I thought I would share some of my photos from the recent Defence Force Air Show at Richmond.

Roulettes - all in a row.

Spitfire - Up Close & Personal

Spitfire in the air.

F-111

F-111

Dancing Squireels

Roulettes on the runway

Classic caribou

Hawk trainer.

Hornet on the runway.

The giant Globemaster

Hornets make a low pass.

Hornet - back on the ground.

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Written by Admin

November 1, 2006 at 10:09 pm

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  1. Nice! Love the afterburn pic!

    skepticlawyer

    November 1, 2006 at 10:13 pm

  2. Another great afterburn shot from the day here, SL.

    The Squirrel choppers are doing the “Squirrel Dance”! (Source).

    C.L.

    November 1, 2006 at 10:27 pm

  3. love that caribou…

    c8to

    November 1, 2006 at 10:59 pm

  4. Sceptic/CL – except of course it’s not technically afterburn. The “Dump ‘n Burn” routine involves dumping fuel behind the aircraft into the heat of the exhaust in order to produce those spectacular flames.

    c8to – it’s a fairly classic pose for the Caribou.

    The conditions on the day weren’t the best for photography. it was overcast…yet still bright. Getting military grey/green aircraft to show up against a grey sky was pretty hard and involved a certain amount of overexposure (hence the burnt out highlights in some fo the photos).

    HeathG

    November 2, 2006 at 6:22 am

  5. They’re still good pics, Heath – on the whole better than the official ones. Just sayin.

    skepticlawyer

    November 2, 2006 at 7:46 am

  6. SL,

    Mine also went through a little bit of a clean-up in Paintshop.

    HeathG

    November 2, 2006 at 9:18 am

  7. And they even support Balmain. Brilliant.

    Liam

    November 2, 2006 at 9:25 am

  8. “…on the whole better than the official ones.”

    They’re MUCH better.

    C.L.

    November 2, 2006 at 12:45 pm

  9. HeathG:

    Thanks. Took ages to download on fencing-wire dial-up but well worth the long wait,

    Caribou is still a fantastic, infinitely versatile aircraft – transport, stand-off attack, surveillance, etc., etc. . Australia needs ten or more squadrons of them.

    Their biggest drawback was expensive maintenance on their ‘Forties-era engines – and the dunderheads in the upper echelons of the RAAF refused to re-engine them with state-of-the-art cheap, low-maintenance highly-efficient in-line engines. They were too timid to try something new …. though not too timid to allow potentially great Nomads to keep flying with serious, correctable tail defects.

    Do you need a deputy assistant offsider at the next airshow?

    Graham Bell

    November 3, 2006 at 7:20 am


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