2014 MAR RAAF Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show, RAAF Williams, Point Cook, Victoria, Australia

1 March 2014 Saturday

]1[ Relax one corner and enjoying a view of  the Flinders station.

]2[ Street artists at Swanston Street.

]3[ Ongoing construction at the former Lonsdale Power Station site.

]4[ Grafitti by Deb at Uniacke Ct.

]5[ The Platatac store in Melbourne, selling military stuff.

353 Little Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000

010314 (Sat) Day One

Event: 2014 RAAF Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show
Date: 1 (Sat) – 2 (Sun) March 2014
Time: 0900 – 1700 hours
Venue: RAAF Williams, Point Cook, Victoria, Australia
Admission: A$30

]6[ Australian Army Aviation MRH90.

]7[ Australian Army Aviation, Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter, ARH Tiger.

]8[ Mockup of the Lockheed Martin F35A.

]9[ RAAF personnel showcasing a survival suit for downed pilots.

]10[ Long queue to buy food for lunch from the mobile food stalls on wheels.

]11[ The crew at Mr Calamaro busy preparing the fries, bocadillo and calamari for the hungry visitors.

]12[ Dining area with the view of the RAAF C130 and C17.

]13[ Australian Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown AO, officially launch the RAAF General Purpose Uniform (GPU), on the right is Warrant Officer of the Air Force Mark Pentreath.

]14[ RAAF personnel showcasing the current range of uniforms and the new General Purpose Uniform (GPU) in blue camouflage.

]15[ RAAF personnel with flight overall and the newly launched General Purpose Uniform (GPU).

]16[ RAAF Military Working Dogs (MWD) show, Ubu going through a fire ring, no fire lighted due to the dry season.

 ]17[ RAAF FA18 classic.

]18[ RAAF FA18 classic.

]19[ RAAF Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) E-7A Wedgetail, No. 2 Squadron from RAAF Base Williamtown.

]20[ RAAF FA18F Super Hornet, Rhino.

020314 (Sun) Day Two

]21[ RAAF Security Forces ground attack demonstration.

]22[ Chief of the Australian Defence Force General David John Hurley AC DSC having a conversation with one of the pilot.

]23[ RAAF Aircraft Research and Development Unit test pilot, Squadron Leader Steve Bekker pilots the Bristol Boxkite replica.

]24[ RAAF Explosive Ordnance Demolition (EOD) Technician being helped getting suit up with the EOD9 Bomb Suit. 

]25[ Bristol Boxkite on the way back to the Point Cook Museum after the short flight in the air.

]26[

]27[ ABC radio broadcaster Libbi Gorr interviewing Air Commodore Phillip Byrne.

]28[

]29[ Launch of book “An Interesting Point: A History of Military Aviation at Point Cook 1914-2014” by Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright. L2R: Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown AO, Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright and Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston (Retired), AC, AFC.

]30[ RAN Bell 429 doing a flight demonstration.

]31[ Mustang, Meteor and Sabre formation.

]32[ CAC Sabre.

]33[ De Havilland DHC-4 Caribou.

]34[ RAAF FA18 classic in formation.

]35[ Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia arrives by a RAN Bell 429 helicopter.

]36[ RAN Bell 429 waiting to fly off while the FA18 classic fly nearby for the airshow.

]37[ Four FA-18A Hornets from No. 3 Squadron (SQN) perform a mock air to air refuelling pass with a No. 33 SQN KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. 

]38[ RAAF Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) E-7A Wedgetail, No. 2 Squadron from RAAF Base Williamtown.

]39[ RAAF FA18 classic releasing flares.

]40[ RAAF KA350 King Air aircraft fly in formation.

]41[ RAAF C130J crew waving to the crowd from the cargo door.

]42[ RAAF C130J  doing a hot touch and go landing.

]43[ RAAF C17  doing a hot touch and go landing.

]44[ RAAF AP-3C Orion from RAAF Edinburgh showcasing the capability to shutdown one of the propeller. 

]45[ RAAF FA18F Super Hornet from No. 6 Squadron for the finale of the airshow.

More photos in Flickristan.

]2014 MAR[ RAAF Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show, RAAF Williams, Point Cook, Victoria, Australia

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