Sunday, April 12, 2015

Barossa Airshow 2015

This is by far the longest gap I've had between posts. Due to an eye problem, I have not been using my camera, or going birding since last October.

This weekend was the Barossa Airshow, and I decided it was time to give my camera a workout.  Getting a sharp focus was definitely an issue, as was trying to use the viewfinder with my left eye, but all things considered I am reasonably happy with the results. 

The show opened with the Adelaide Skydivers.

Followed closely by the crowd favourites, the RAAF Roulettes in their Pilatus PC-9s. They start off with all 6 aircraft in formation




before two PC-9s split from the main formation and do some mirror formations and fast head on passes.




Next, one of the CFS Airtractors gave a display dropping water on a small fire

Next up, some warbirds, a replica Nieuport, the CAC Boomerang and a Nangchang from Adelaide Warbirds.



Jesse Jury (Yellow) and Chris Sperou (Red) raced against each other in their Pitts, performing a number of aerobatic  manoeuvres in the first race of its kind in Australia.
 
 

 The pace was slowed down when the beautifully restored Stinson Reliant gave its display,  before finishing with a bang when the SIAI Marchetti S211 jet trainer arrived.


A great day out!

3 comments:

  1. You got some great shots, Tony! Hope your eye issue gets resolved. I am naturally left-eyed, and I can tell you that cameras are designed for right-eyed use. It is awkward even when your left is dominant. Keep at it, though, and it will get easier. Great to have you back.

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  2. Hi Tony
    Sorry to hear about your eye prob,hope it clears up soon. This is a super set of images,with some beautiful old aircraft,look forward to seeing more soon.

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