Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jamestown Airshow

Last weekend I headed 2 1/2 hours north of Adelaide to the triennial airshow at Jamestown.  For a small country town, they put on a really good airshow.

The runway has recently been sealed, and this allowed for jets to be based her for the first time.   The show was opened by a fast pass of the L-39 Albatross.

This was followed by a pair of AT-6 Harvards and the inimitable Chris Sperou in his Pitts Special.

Another jet on display was the SIAI Marchetti S-211.  A big change in speed followed, with the DHC-1 Chipmunks of the "chipettes" doing their formation display.

Jamestown is really known for its warbirds, and this year was exceptional with two Curtis P-40s, a model F Warhawk, and a model P Kittyhawk, a Vultee B-13, the last airworthy Lockheed Hudson in the world, and two Aussie classics in the CA-18 Mustang and the CA-13 Boomerang.

The show was closed by the RAAF Roulettes, with their exhilarating display of close formation flying.


  1. Hi Tony
    Great shots & a lovely day out with some nostalgic images to show for it.
    Used to do a few air shows here over the years and this brought back some memories.

  2. Ahhh,.. Jamestown, centre of the civilised universe.