Wings over Illawara May 5, 2014

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If you had showed up, it would have been a big dissapointment............ it was the WIND, the one called Mariah! Man-o-man the wind sock was straight out. So windy the Roulettes did not fly, none ofem flew...... except an Aussie F-86 and he put on a nice short show.............. but it was so windy he had to come in reallllly hot, had to break hard and blew a tire at the far end of the runway. The Super Connie was being moved in to position across the runway and sunk into the cross runway tarmac up to it's hubs. So it was not on show, cept far in the distance. Some aircraft Attempted to land, made a couple of passes crabing at about 30 degrees and buggard off.

Something for everyone. A carnival, hot rods and old cars, bikes and midgets along with the aircraft static display and works in progress in the hangars, although coucil forbid Anyone inside work areas.

Two FA-18's did fly in and did a great show tho. Then when they left the field one did some final high speed passes. One of the Hornet pilots in the duo has been chosen to head off to the States to train on the F-32. Including instructor training, then to spend some time trining US pilots before returning to train RAAF pilots in the new planes.

Would have been a great show tho. The wind was something no one expected, a bit of rain yes, but not the wind. Gusts up to 50 knots I believe.

Here are some photos tho.
 

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