Some images from day 1 of round 2 of the Red Bull Air Race held in Perth, Western Australia. After qualifying rounds 1 & 2, English pilot Paul Bonhomme qualified fastest. Surprisingly, Hungary’s Peter Besenyei failed to make the top 10 and is now in the Wildcard shootout on Sunday morning to try and grab […]
A380 takeoff video
Just filling time before a trip to the airport by browsing A380 videos on youTube and found one that reminded me of the Avalon Airshow last month. Watching the Qantas A380 rotate about 20metres in front of me was a great experience and it’s hard to sum up the sound and feeling of being that […]
Avalon Airshow 2009 – Saturday
Just back from spending all of yesterday at Avalon Aerodrome (YMAV) to watch the penultimate day of the airshow. The flying display was delayed for 2 hours due to a heavy rainshower that made its way painfully slowly across Melbourne’s West, but by around 11.30am the sky began to clear just enough to allow flying […]
Me and a few hundred other aviation geeks at Southern Cross station – must be airshow day.
B1B lancer gets a flat tire
Reports on the news that a B1B lancer stealth bomber en route to next weekend's Avalon airshow identified a flat tire and had to divert to Tullamarine.I'm sure she'll be reinflated and back in the air in Melbourne by the weekend though, I certainly hope so because I'll be heading there on Friday night.Weather's not […]