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AIRSHOW

As part of the celebrations, the skies over the Serpentine Airfield will roar into life with heart-stopping Aerobatic & historical warbirds presented by Paul Bennet Airshows.

Here’s what aerial entertainment to expect along side the air race.

Wolf Pitts Pro

WOLF PITTS PRO

This rare and unique aircraft is designed for one purpose – aerobatics! It is one of the highest performing biplanes in the world, able to reach a dizzying roll rate of over 360 degrees per second. With legendary pilot Paul Bennet behind the stick, this combination will leave crowds gasping for air with an exhilarating display of death-defying aerobatics!

GRUMMAN AVENGER

In 1943, during the Pacific Theatre of WWII, future-President George H. W. Bush was flying his Avenger when it was shot over the island of Chichi Jima. He was rescued at sea by an American submarine and later received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroic actions in the Avenger.

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CAC WIRRAWAY

The name ‘Wirraway’ was derived from the Aboriginal word meaning “Challenge” and became the first aircraft manufactured by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC). Because of this, the Wirraway is often cited as the foundation of Australian aircraft manufacturing.

T-28 TROJAN

The Trojan was first developed in 1949 and was primarily utilised as a counter-insurgency aircraft during the Vietnam War. This particular T-28 has a history dating back to 1964 when it was constructed for the US Navy. Over the decades, it has been used in aerobatic, personal and display applications in the U.S from Florida, Alaska and California. 

North American T-28 Trojan

EVENT SCHEDULE

  • 9:00am

    Gates Open

  • 10:45am

    Australian Flag Flyover

  • 11:00am

    Air Race Starts

  • 11:30am

    Airshow Display

  • 12:00pm

    Return of Tiger Moth Competitors

  • 1:00pm

    Airshow Continues

  • 2:00pm

    Air Race Presentation

  • 5:00pm

    End of Airshow