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LOG... Avalon Air Show Melbourne Australia

Post by Tiger 1 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:02 pm

Good evening everyone

We recently had the very good fortune to be able to visit our very close friends in Australia... we spent two weeks with them and whilst out there I was taken for a day out to the Australian Air Show at Avalon Airport.

I am sure all of you guys can appreciate how excited I was to be attending the show... we had a fantastic time and the following is a log of what we saw at the show on Sunday the 3rd of March.


AVALON AIRSHOW SUNDAY 3rd of MARCH 2019

AUSTRALIAN

F-35
=========

A35-009
A35-010

F-18
==========

A21 - 7
A21-16 ( Special Tiger Tail Scheme )
A21-21
A21-107
A21-109
A21-111
A21-114
A21-116 ( Tgier Colour Scheme )
A21-118 ( Special Tail )
A21-210
A44-210

EA-18 GROWLER
====================

A46-303

E-7A
==========

A30-002
A30-004

HAWK
===========

A21-01
A27-13
A21-17
A27-19

C-17
==========

A41-211
A41-213

C-27
==========

A34-009
A34-010

KC-30
===========

A39-001

C-130
===========

A97-440
A97-449
A97-468

P-3
==========

A9-659

P-8
=========

A47-001
A47-004

KING AIR
==============

A32-988

PC-9
==========

A23-004 ( This Aircraft was labelled... FOR SALE
A23-012 ( ROULETTES )
A23-013 ( ROULETTES )
A23-019 ( ROULETTES )
A23-020 ( ROULETTES )
A23-021 ( ROULETTES )
A23-022 ( ROULETTES )
A23-025 ( ROULETTES )
A23-046 ( ROULETTES )
A23-050 ( ROULETTES )
A23-051 ( ROULETTES )
A23-052 ( ROULETTES )
A23-059 ( This Aircraft was in parts on a trailer labelled ... FOR SALE.
A23-061 ( ROULETTES )
A23-063 ( ROULETTES )
A23-064 ( ROULETTES )

PC-21
===========

A54-006
A54-017
A54-018
A54-019 ( ROULETTES )
A54-020 ( ROULETTES )
A54-021 ( ROULETTES )
A54-022 ( ROULETTES )

CHINOOK
==============

A15-301
A15-302
A15-304

TIGER
===========

A38-008
A38-012
A38-018

MRH-90
============

A40-025

MH-60R
=============

N48-001
N48-003
N48-008

BELL-429
==============

N49-218

EC-135
============

N52-014

MQ-4C
============

A57-001 ( Mock Up)

DRONE
============

A43-634

KIOWA
============

A17-003 ( This Airframe was labelled ... FOR SALE. )
A17-007 ( This Airframe is under restoration for the Australian Vietnam Veterans Museum )
A17-011 ( This Airframe was labelled ... FOR SALE. )
A17-015 ( This Airframe was labelled ... FOR SALE. )
A17-047 ( This Airframe was labelled ... FOR SALE. )
??? -??? ( Seen being towed away... not able to read the serial on a small bit of paper in window )
???-??? ( Seen being towed away... not able to read the serial on a small bit of paper in window )

AUSTRALIAN HISTORIC AIRCRAFT
==================================

CT-4
===========

A19-040
A19-068
A19-077

WINJEEL
=============

A85- 427
A85-439
A85-440
A85-450

HARVARD
===============

NZ1075

AUSTRALIAN AIR CADETS
=============================

DA-40

VH-UEZ ( 02 )

DG-1000S

VH-NGF

JAPAN
============

KAWASAKI C-2
==================

68-1203

NEW ZEALAND
===================

C-130
============

NZ7005

SINGAPORE
=================

PC-9
===========

9101
9103

CHINOOK
===============

88182
88183

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
==============================

B-52
===========

60007 ( Nose Art... Guardian of The Upper Realm ) umarked tail.
60060 ( MT )

C-17
===========

55140 ( MARCH ) suffered a bird strike on the 2nd of March

KC-135
=============

71459 ( MARCH )
80085 ( MARCH )

F-22
===========

04- 074 ( AK )
05-090 ( AK )

P-8
============

169327 ( 327/RD )

GLOBAL HAWK
====================

AF 08-035 ( GF 69 RG )

MQ-8C
================

168808 ( NG-8808 )

MQ-9 REAPER
===================

AF 00-003 ( CH )

OTHER HISTORIC AND EX MILITARY AIRCRAFT NOTED AT THE SHOW
===================================================================

MARCHETTI S211

VH- SGB ( EX Singapore AF 396 )
VH-DZJ ( EX Singapore AF 381 )

L-39.....4408 ( EX CZECH AF )

F4....EX R.A.F. ZE350 and EX US NAVY 153768 ( Nose Section )

JETPROVOST.... XW295 ( VH-JPV )

MIG -21....1912

HUNTER....????? ( EX Singapore AF )

?????....Large Nose Section with 74p7 on the side... not sure of type.

A37 DRAGONFLY....68-10779 ( VH-XVA )

CANBERRA....A84-232

S70.... SKYLINE AVIATION GROUP.... ( EX N24-016 )

CT-4....A19-055 ....A19-095.... A19-104

DC-3....AF43368 ( EN ) VH-AGU... ( EX RAAF A65-72 )

CA-3 BOOMERANG....A46-122 ( VH-MHR )

HUDSON.... A16-211 ( VH-KOY )

P40....VH-ZOC GAQ... ( EX 42-104687 and NZ3215 )

SPITFIRE....TB863 ( VH- JPV )

P-51....KH677 CV-P

CHIPMONK....WP837 (L) VH-WPO .... WB601 VH-BCA

AUSTER....TW371 ( VH-ATS )

MOTH MINOR....A21-42 ( VH- CZB)

YAK-50.... LY-LPG ( Air Bandits )....LY-JKL ( Air Bandits )

YAKS

832012 (18) VH-CPX
3051216 (72181) VH-CJX
4432005 (30) VH-NNG
833807 VH-V??
855808 (90) VH-YYK
1332042 VH-YUM
3932014 VH-FCE
4932012

PT-17....300 ( VH-INK )

LOCKHEED 12A JUNIOR ELECTRA....VH-HID ( EX USAF 38-545 )

GRUMAN HU-16D ALBATROSS....VH-NMO ( EX US NAVY 148329 and EX JAPAN MARITIME SELF- DEFENCE FORCE 9056 )

CJ6A....4932012 ( EX CHINEESE AF )

BELL 407- GX ( in military colour scheme marked 407 )

BELL ( in military colour scheme marcked 429

AW139

VH-NVE NAVY ( CHC )

VH-SYJ ( RESCUE )

CHALLENGER

VH-XNF AMSA ( RESCUE )


Well that was everything we saw on the day... i hope you found the log interesting and helpful, especially for anyone from the FC family that was as lucky as me to be present.

A long shot I know... but if anyone can fill in any of the gaps (ie)... the two KIOWA`S that managed to get away... that would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks again to my very close friends for a day that I enjoyed very much and will always remember... I know you guys do take a look on FC from time to time so many thanks for taking me and for the help in putting the log together.... and for putting up with me and the good lady wife for two weeks :thumb: :thumbs:

Best rgds

Tim
Last edited by Tiger 1 on Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:21 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: LOG... Avalon Air Show Melbourne Australia

Post by Rockstar » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:39 am

That is a great list Tim, and much appreciated, as I was also there on the Sunday. I am still working through my photos and compiling a log so you have saved me some time! I was out in Australia (my first visit) for a family wedding end Feb/Mar, and the timing was perfect that it meant I could attend the show. I really enjoyed it, and it was great to see the selection of the RAAF assets, few of which we would get a chance to see here in the UK, as well as a few rare warbirds. The Hornet 4 ship display was nice as was the unusual 4 ship of F35, F22 and 2x F18. Equally, the likes of RIAT could learn a lot from Avalon on how to put on a role demo! I'm afraid I missed the Kiowas on tow so cannot help with those unfortunately.

I also had the opportunity to visit the RAAF museum at Point Cook whilst out there. A nice collection and we were there on a day when they displayed a Winjeel. Really friendly a knowledgeable staff also.

Many thanks again for taking the time to publish your log.

Matthew

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Re: LOG... Avalon Air Show Melbourne Australia

Post by Tiger 1 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:24 pm

Hi Mathew

Your very welcome... glad it helped you.

Yes my first visit also to Australia and what a show... I agree the F18 four ship was superb especially their take offs... fantastic set piece of the F18s, F22 and F35... and funny you say that about RIAT... it's exactly what I said to my freinds.

I also did Point Cook... and three other museums which are in the area... I will post logs of these shortly.

If you need any help with my log as to which were the flyers and which were statice... please just ask.

Happy to help.

Thanks again for your kind comments.

Tim

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Re: LOG... Avalon Air Show Melbourne Australia

Post by Coasties » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:51 pm

Hi Tim,

I hope this helps:

National Vietnam Veterans Museum had there all over dark green exhibit A17-007 on display outside their tent.
Alongside this was a single frame A17-003
A single frame was also in the exhibition hall (Hall 3) closest to the runway side A17-026
On the base, a group of six were displayed along with PC-9/A A23-004 on its wheels while A23-059 was on a jig with wings off.

The six were:

A17-011
A17-015
A17-016
A17-028
A17-046
A17-047

There was also another thirteen Kiowas in a compound outside the northern most hangar.

Regards
John

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Re: LOG... Avalon Air Show Melbourne Australia

Post by Tiger 1 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:13 pm

Hi John

Many thanks indeed for the info... very much appreciated.

So I have one typo... my fault... got it down as A17-017 and should be 047 log now amended... did not see 026 in the exhibition hall sadly... which leaves me with the two I saw being towed and it looks like I missed one more.

Another 13 in a compound wow... I flew from Avalon the next day up to Sydney and took a few ariel shots of the airport as we departed overhead. I will take a look to see if they show anything.

Many thanks again for your help :thumb:

Regards

Tim

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Re: LOG... Avalon Air Show Melbourne Australia

Post by Tiger 1 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:57 pm

Hi John

Sadly my ariel photos stop short of the last hangar would you believe it :(... but I have noticed something from my photo`s of the two Kiowa`s that were seen being towed away... they both had a red and white square ticket in the window that stated LOT 4 and LOT 7... would you be able to tell me from these LOT numbers what the serials are? or is there a way of searching for them.

Any help would be very much appreciated :thumb:

Regards

Tim

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Re: LOG... Avalon Air Show Melbourne Australia

Post by Coasties » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:52 pm

Hi Tim,

Yes I can help, they were:

A17-011 Lot 5
A17-015 Lot 2
A17-016 Lot 6
A17-028 Lot 4
A17-046 Lot 7
A17-047 Lot 3

One update to your list is the MQ-4C A57-001 was actually a mock up, none of the Australian order has yet been delivered.

Regards
John

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Re: LOG... Avalon Air Show Melbourne Australia

Post by Tiger 1 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:18 pm

Hi John

What a Gent... absolutely brilliant... thank you very much... your help is very much appreciated :thumb:

Thanks for the heads up on the MQ4C... dam good mock up... really looks real... I will amend my log.

Can't thank you enough for all your help :thumb:

Regards.

Tim

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Re: LOG... Avalon Air Show Melbourne Australia

Post by david14 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:58 am

Thanks for posting this log Tim. I went four years ago, great show. I wanted to go this year but couldn't make the dates work, maybe in 2021!

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Re: LOG... Avalon Air Show Melbourne Australia

Post by Tiger 1 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:05 pm

Hi david14

I would try your best for 2021...its their 100 year anniversary... so would think it will be quite a show.

Glad you liked the log. :thumb:

Regards.

Tim

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Re: LOG... Avalon Air Show Melbourne Australia

Post by Graham » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:33 pm

Came back from Australia via LIMA in Langkawi and just starting on logs.22 Kiowa's were up for auction along with 5 PC7's...I to missed the Kiowa in the hall but saw the rest at the show and the compound.That makes a total of 21 out of 22!
I have a full list of the auction serials but not a lot of use if 1 was missing somewhere else!

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Re: LOG... Avalon Air Show Melbourne Australia

Post by slogen51 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:32 pm

Great log

I have also been reading some really interesting daily logs of a recent Australia bash including Avalon posted on touchdown. Apparently it was a bit hot! So to hear there might be a big show in 2021 has inspired me to look that the piggy bank.

Thanks

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Re: LOG... Avalon Air Show Melbourne Australia

Post by Tiger 1 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:40 pm

Hi slogen51

Glad you liked the log .... yes it was very hot indeed and a tad dusty... lots if water consumed on the day.

2021 is their centenary show so I would expect it to be quite good... would love to be back there for it.

Regards.

T1

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