Sunday, November 6, 2011

Barossa Air Show

We went to the Barossa Airshow today. It was held on a small private grass airstrip at Rowland Flat in the Barossa Valley, 50 Km north-east of Adelaide.
This Robinson R44 was giving joyflights, and also being used by photographers to get a birds-eye view of the crowd.
Highlight of the show was undoubtedly the Roulettes, the RAAF display team in their Pilatus PC-9/As. Once they finished their display, they were ferried in from the local RAAF base at Edinburgh on their Sikorsky S76 support helicopter to sign posters.
Next up were a variety of displays including gliders, the "Chipettes" in their DHC-1 Chipmunks, a 0.8 scale Spitfire and Yak 52.
These were followed by two impressive displays from a Eurofighter and F-16 Fighting Falcon
What was really impressive is that they were 1/15th scale radio controlled models!! WOW - real boys toys!!
Next up (or rather down) were a couple of parachutists from the local club.
As usual, former Australian aerobatic champion Chris Sperou put on an amazing display in his Pitts Super Stinker
The show closed with a display from the SAIA Marchetti S211 jet trainer and the T6 Harvard.