Tue, Mar 04, 2003
ANN News-Spy James Szabadics writes from
the southwest corner of Western Australia, "Thought I'd send some
pics from the Busselton Airshow [this past weekend] in Western
"The airport was constructed 3 years ago, and an airshow was
held for the official opening that has become an annual
event. This year the highlights were the 79SQN RAAF Mk109
Hawk lead in fighter trainer from Pearce RAAF base ably piloted by
FLTLT Steve Kruger (who originally hails from the beautiful seaside
town of Busselton). (79 SQN retired their MB-326 Macchis and have
taken delivery of 14 Mk109 Hawks built under licence in Australia.)
The PC-9A pilot that arrived before the Hawk can be seen
'worshiping' Steve as he taxies in after his dazzling display."
In the shot are tail of PC-9A, Harvard T-6, Velocity, CT-4A,
Glasair, Chipmunks... Another interesting machine seen at the show
was this taildragger Jabiru powered by the 2200 Jabiru aero engine
"A fine example of the P-51 gave a low level
strafing demonstration. Unfortunately, the tinder-dry grasses
caught fire, setting off the remaining pyrotechnics and giving the
organisers and the local fire crew a few interesting moments. As
the remaining pyrotechnics started popping off in the fire after
the first strafing pass the commentator explained to the crowd that
the enemy were returning fire on the P-51!"
James added that the show attracted about 2000 onlookers and
about 60 aircraft.
[Thanks, James, for the look, the photos, and your report!
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