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!