A squadron of WWI replica aircraft is set to cross the Tasman from New Zealand to take part in the Australian International Airshow at Avalon next month.
The replicas include a French Nieuport 11, a Sopwith Camel, SE5a, and a Bristol F2. All of these represent aircraft operated by the forerunner of the RAAF, the Australian Flying Corps, and will take part in a salute to the centenary of military aviation.
They will be opposed in the sky by a healthy collection of German aircraft including a Pfalz and four Fokkers, one of which is a DR.1 triplane.
Airshow CEO Ian Honnery said he is delighted to have the Kiwis on board for Airshow 2015.
"Our event will be the first major observance of Gallipoli in Anzac's centenary year," he said. "Fittingly, the New Zealanders will join us as we mark this important occasion."
Aircraft of The Australian Vintage Aircraft Society (TAVAS) are expected to join the fray from their home airport in Caboolture, QLD. TAVAS will contribute another DR.1, a E-111 Eindecker monoplane and a D.V111 "Flying Razor".
The Australian International Airshow runs from 24 February to 1 March.