military aviation in australia.
there is a wide range of air and ground displays planned and may include: point cook museum displays,
air traffic control, telecommunications, raaf band, raaf balloon, air load demo, heavy machinery and
fire fighters, air defence, weapons and ground demostrations, military working dogs including drug/bomb detention and puppy nursery.
also, a highlight will be the newly built replica of bristol box kit aeroplane (only the 4th replica in the world), no originals survive and this was the very first military aircraft flown in australia. it flew at point cook on march 1, 1914.
some of the aircraft that may be in static displays or in air displays are:
f/a-18f super hornet, e-7a wedgetail, hawk 127, c-17a globemaster, c-130j hercules, kc-30a mrtt, ap-3c orion, ka350 king air, pc-9/a the roulettes, bell uh-1b, tracker, s-70b-2 seahawk, squirrel, se5a, gipsy moth, a94 cac sabre, spitfire, meteor, caribou, neptune, avro cadet, sopwith pup, replica bristol box kite, winjeel, waco, harvard, wirraway, mustang, vampire, c47. catalina, hudson. cac boomerang, ct4a, p40 kittyhawk, ryan stm, auster, dh 89 rapide
my late grandfather at his old raaf base. He was stationed here post world war ii to the early years of the 1950's.
during the war he was operating on the coral sea within the us army - small ships section.