Warbirds Downunder at Temora next week looks to have one of the most comprehensive line-ups of warbirds of any event held in Australia.
Running across 12-13 October, the show is earlier in the year than previous events in order to avoid some of the conditions that prevail with the warmer weather later in the year. The last show in November 2015 was plagued with high temperatures and strong winds.
Warbird participation in air shows is always subject to availability thanks simply to the effort needed to keep these ageing warriors airworthy, but the program at the moment has very little lacking for the enthusiastic crowd that is expected to show up.
So far, people can expect to see:
Spitfire Mk XVI
Spitfire Mk VIII
Cessna A-37B Dragonfly
DH-82A Tiger Moth
English Electric Canberra
Cessna O-1 Birddogs
Southern Knights Aerobatic Team
TBM Grumman Avenger
Bell 47 helicopter
RAAF Roulettes Demonstration Team
RAAF C-27J Spartan
RAAF F/A-18 Hornets
RAAF C-17A Globemaster
RAAF C-130J Hercules
RAAF E-7A Wedgetail.
Aircraft for the show have been drawn from the Temora Aviation Museum, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS), private owner and, of course, the RAAF.
The event is usually biennial, but last year the show was postponed for a year to allow time to identify the best time for the event to be held.
More information and ticket sales are available through the Warbirds Downunder website.