More aircraft are to be announced over the next few months but here are a few of the exciting displays we have in store:
The CAC Sabre, sometimes known as the Avon Sabre or CA-27, is an Australian variant of the North American Aviation F-86F Sabre fighter aircraft - redesigned and built by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC).
A number of modifications made a huge improvement over the original Sabre including the installation of the Rolls Royce Avon engine giving substantially more power.
The Sky Aces consists of 3 aircraft that perform an array of dazzling aerobatics in very close proximity. Skillful formation loops and rolls but also dynamic head to head stunts that are guaranteed to leave the spectators gasping in awe! The pilots are qualified to perform manoeuvres to surface level giving the spectators maximum viewing for the display.
Whether on the ground or in the air, this aircraft is sure to draw attention wherever it goes! The massive 1942 Grumman Avenger was a torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and features a unique folding wing arrangement for aircraft carrier operations.
Wolf pitts pro
Paul Bennet's Wolf Pitts Pro is the highest performing aerobatic biplane in the world and displays high energy, engine screaming precision aerobatics. With an astonishing 400HP engine, this biplane s capable of some unbelievably wild manoeuvres that you are unlikely to see reproduced by any other aircraft.
The T-28 Trojan is a piston-engine military trainer that was used by the United States Air Force and Navy beginning in the 1950's. Besides being a trainer, the T-28 was employed as a counter insurgency aircraft, primarily during the Vietnam War.
The Rebel 300 is an unlimited aerobatic monoplane powered by a 300HP Lycoming engine. It was originally designed by Zivko Aeronautics who later redesigned the aircraft to become the Edge 540 which is now synonymous to the Red Bull Air Race series. However, the Rebel is lighter in design and utilises a slightly longer wooden wing which helps with energy retention and cornering ability.
The word "Wirraway" is an Aboriginal word meaning "challenge". The Wirraway was a training and general purpose military aircraft manufactured in Australia, built by the Commonwealth Aircraft Company between 1939 and 1946.
Pitts model 12
The Pitts Model 12 is a large aerobatic biplane designed around utilising the 360HP Russian M14P radial engine. The aircraft was completed in 1995. It combines grace, power, and maneuverability into one great display.
The Yakolvlev Yak-52 is a Soviet primary training aircraft which first flew in 1976 and is powered by the distinct sounding M14P radial engine. The development of the aircraft incorporates a number of features to be found on the early postwar fighters.
Latrobe Valley Pilot, Paul Andronicou will display the Extra 330SC aircraft. This is latest aircraft designed by Walter Extra of Germany. The Extra 330SC is a Lycoming AEIO-580-powered single-seat aircraft with improved roll rate and easier roll stops over earlier models. It is designed specifically for Unlimited category aerobatic competition and has proven itself to be the choice for world aerobatic pilots with this type winning the World Aerobatic Championships in 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017!
As is the nature of the event, flying displays may have to be cancelled and/or show times altered due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.
The organisers reserve the right to amend the program at their discretion.