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Thousands turn out for Townsville T150 airshow and open day

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 17, 2016

An estimated crowd of 80,000 lined Townsville’s the Strand on Saturday for the T150 Defence Force Airshow, while many thousands more visited RAAF Base Townsville on Sunday for an open day, part of the north Queensland city’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Defence photographers captured the following images from the airshow and open day:

A Lockheed Neptune maritime patrol aircraft and an AP-3C Orion aircraft participate in a flypast during the T150 Townsville Defence Force Air Show.
A RAAF AP-3C Orion and HARS’s SP-2H Neptune in a formation flypast.
The massive C-17A Globemaster from No 36 Squadron performs a low level pass over the Strand, Townsville as part of the T150 Defence Force Air Show.
A RAAF C-17 Globemaster performs a low-level flypast in front of the Strand.
A No 1 Squadron F/A-18F Super Hornet releases flares during a flying display over The Strand Townsville as part of the T150 Defence Force Air Show.
A RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornet releases flares.
The historical Lockheed Hudson performs its flying display over the Strand foreshore, Townsville as part of the T150 Defence Force Air Show.
Townsville’s Castle Hill is the backdrop to the Temora Aviation Museum’s Hudson bomber.
A flare drop from a C-130J Hercules aircraft during T150 Townsville Defence Force Air Show.
Spectacular RAAF C-130J Hercules flare drop.
Large numbers of the public view the RAAF and historic warbird static aircraft displays at the T150 RAAF Base Townsville Open Day.
Crowds at RAAF Base Townsville for the base open day on Sunday.

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11 Comments

  • teddy

    says:

    By the appearance of things this is rapidly becoming a substantial military airshow. It will be interesting to see if it remains military only, and Aus / US only.

  • GBRGB

    says:

    Was a well organised event, most were on time and few delays and everyone had a great time. Might be good to get Singapore involved as their involvement in Townsville is about to increase dramatically and maybe something from NZ as well.

  • Fabian

    says:

    Maybe next year, Australia might ask Saab for the gripen, eurofighter for the typhoon and dassalt for the rafale to all bring their fighters to the air show.

  • Jason

    says:

    The annual Defence Force airshow is always military only – it rotates around various bases such as Edinburgh, Williamtown, Amberley, Pearce etc every year.

  • paul

    says:

    Fabian,this will never happen.Australia has made up their minds about what they are buying.Teddy,hence ADF airshow which stands for Australian Defence Force.

  • Tom

    says:

    Looks like a great spot for a great event. Has anyone heard where the next ADF airshow is scheduled to be actioned ( I don’t mean Avalon 2017) ?

  • paul

    says:

    Tom,i would probably think Amberley.

  • Grant

    says:

    I attended the events with my wife and my brother all travelling up from Adelaide. The quality of flying and static displays was superb along with the weather. Hats off to Townsville and the ADF -you have done us proud again.

  • Hayden Roberts

    says:

    Dont know if anyone noticed that the outer starboard prop wasn’t spinning half the time.

  • Hayden Roberts

    says:

    On the orion,sorry

  • paul

    says:

    Its a shame Singapore and Malaysia couldn’t attend.Probaly saving that for Avalon.

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Thousands turn out for Townsville T150 airshow and open day

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 17, 2016

An estimated crowd of 80,000 lined Townsville’s the Strand on Saturday for the T150 Defence Force Airshow, while many thousands more visited RAAF Base Townsville on Sunday for an open day, part of the north Queensland city’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Defence photographers captured the following images from the airshow and open day:

A Lockheed Neptune maritime patrol aircraft and an AP-3C Orion aircraft participate in a flypast during the T150 Townsville Defence Force Air Show.
A RAAF AP-3C Orion and HARS’s SP-2H Neptune in a formation flypast.
The massive C-17A Globemaster from No 36 Squadron performs a low level pass over the Strand, Townsville as part of the T150 Defence Force Air Show.
A RAAF C-17 Globemaster performs a low-level flypast in front of the Strand.
A No 1 Squadron F/A-18F Super Hornet releases flares during a flying display over The Strand Townsville as part of the T150 Defence Force Air Show.
A RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornet releases flares.
The historical Lockheed Hudson performs its flying display over the Strand foreshore, Townsville as part of the T150 Defence Force Air Show.
Townsville’s Castle Hill is the backdrop to the Temora Aviation Museum’s Hudson bomber.
A flare drop from a C-130J Hercules aircraft during T150 Townsville Defence Force Air Show.
Spectacular RAAF C-130J Hercules flare drop.
Large numbers of the public view the RAAF and historic warbird static aircraft displays at the T150 RAAF Base Townsville Open Day.
Crowds at RAAF Base Townsville for the base open day on Sunday.

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11 Comments

  • teddy

    says:

    By the appearance of things this is rapidly becoming a substantial military airshow. It will be interesting to see if it remains military only, and Aus / US only.

  • GBRGB

    says:

    Was a well organised event, most were on time and few delays and everyone had a great time. Might be good to get Singapore involved as their involvement in Townsville is about to increase dramatically and maybe something from NZ as well.

  • Fabian

    says:

    Maybe next year, Australia might ask Saab for the gripen, eurofighter for the typhoon and dassalt for the rafale to all bring their fighters to the air show.

  • Jason

    says:

    The annual Defence Force airshow is always military only – it rotates around various bases such as Edinburgh, Williamtown, Amberley, Pearce etc every year.

  • paul

    says:

    Fabian,this will never happen.Australia has made up their minds about what they are buying.Teddy,hence ADF airshow which stands for Australian Defence Force.

  • Tom

    says:

    Looks like a great spot for a great event. Has anyone heard where the next ADF airshow is scheduled to be actioned ( I don’t mean Avalon 2017) ?

  • paul

    says:

    Tom,i would probably think Amberley.

  • Grant

    says:

    I attended the events with my wife and my brother all travelling up from Adelaide. The quality of flying and static displays was superb along with the weather. Hats off to Townsville and the ADF -you have done us proud again.

  • Hayden Roberts

    says:

    Dont know if anyone noticed that the outer starboard prop wasn’t spinning half the time.

  • Hayden Roberts

    says:

    On the orion,sorry

  • paul

    says:

    Its a shame Singapore and Malaysia couldn’t attend.Probaly saving that for Avalon.

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Thousands turn out for Townsville T150 airshow and open day

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 17, 2016

An estimated crowd of 80,000 lined Townsville’s the Strand on Saturday for the T150 Defence Force Airshow, while many thousands more visited RAAF Base Townsville on Sunday for an open day, part of the north Queensland city’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Defence photographers captured the following images from the airshow and open day:

A Lockheed Neptune maritime patrol aircraft and an AP-3C Orion aircraft participate in a flypast during the T150 Townsville Defence Force Air Show.
A RAAF AP-3C Orion and HARS’s SP-2H Neptune in a formation flypast.
The massive C-17A Globemaster from No 36 Squadron performs a low level pass over the Strand, Townsville as part of the T150 Defence Force Air Show.
A RAAF C-17 Globemaster performs a low-level flypast in front of the Strand.
A No 1 Squadron F/A-18F Super Hornet releases flares during a flying display over The Strand Townsville as part of the T150 Defence Force Air Show.
A RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornet releases flares.
The historical Lockheed Hudson performs its flying display over the Strand foreshore, Townsville as part of the T150 Defence Force Air Show.
Townsville’s Castle Hill is the backdrop to the Temora Aviation Museum’s Hudson bomber.
A flare drop from a C-130J Hercules aircraft during T150 Townsville Defence Force Air Show.
Spectacular RAAF C-130J Hercules flare drop.
Large numbers of the public view the RAAF and historic warbird static aircraft displays at the T150 RAAF Base Townsville Open Day.
Crowds at RAAF Base Townsville for the base open day on Sunday.

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11 Comments

  • teddy

    says:

    By the appearance of things this is rapidly becoming a substantial military airshow. It will be interesting to see if it remains military only, and Aus / US only.

  • GBRGB

    says:

    Was a well organised event, most were on time and few delays and everyone had a great time. Might be good to get Singapore involved as their involvement in Townsville is about to increase dramatically and maybe something from NZ as well.

  • Fabian

    says:

    Maybe next year, Australia might ask Saab for the gripen, eurofighter for the typhoon and dassalt for the rafale to all bring their fighters to the air show.

  • Jason

    says:

    The annual Defence Force airshow is always military only – it rotates around various bases such as Edinburgh, Williamtown, Amberley, Pearce etc every year.

  • paul

    says:

    Fabian,this will never happen.Australia has made up their minds about what they are buying.Teddy,hence ADF airshow which stands for Australian Defence Force.

  • Tom

    says:

    Looks like a great spot for a great event. Has anyone heard where the next ADF airshow is scheduled to be actioned ( I don’t mean Avalon 2017) ?

  • paul

    says:

    Tom,i would probably think Amberley.

  • Grant

    says:

    I attended the events with my wife and my brother all travelling up from Adelaide. The quality of flying and static displays was superb along with the weather. Hats off to Townsville and the ADF -you have done us proud again.

  • Hayden Roberts

    says:

    Dont know if anyone noticed that the outer starboard prop wasn’t spinning half the time.

  • Hayden Roberts

    says:

    On the orion,sorry

  • paul

    says:

    Its a shame Singapore and Malaysia couldn’t attend.Probaly saving that for Avalon.

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Thousands turn out for Townsville T150 airshow and open day

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 17, 2016

An estimated crowd of 80,000 lined Townsville’s the Strand on Saturday for the T150 Defence Force Airshow, while many thousands more visited RAAF Base Townsville on Sunday for an open day, part of the north Queensland city’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Defence photographers captured the following images from the airshow and open day:

A Lockheed Neptune maritime patrol aircraft and an AP-3C Orion aircraft participate in a flypast during the T150 Townsville Defence Force Air Show.
A RAAF AP-3C Orion and HARS’s SP-2H Neptune in a formation flypast.
The massive C-17A Globemaster from No 36 Squadron performs a low level pass over the Strand, Townsville as part of the T150 Defence Force Air Show.
A RAAF C-17 Globemaster performs a low-level flypast in front of the Strand.
A No 1 Squadron F/A-18F Super Hornet releases flares during a flying display over The Strand Townsville as part of the T150 Defence Force Air Show.
A RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornet releases flares.
The historical Lockheed Hudson performs its flying display over the Strand foreshore, Townsville as part of the T150 Defence Force Air Show.
Townsville’s Castle Hill is the backdrop to the Temora Aviation Museum’s Hudson bomber.
A flare drop from a C-130J Hercules aircraft during T150 Townsville Defence Force Air Show.
Spectacular RAAF C-130J Hercules flare drop.
Large numbers of the public view the RAAF and historic warbird static aircraft displays at the T150 RAAF Base Townsville Open Day.
Crowds at RAAF Base Townsville for the base open day on Sunday.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

11 Comments

  • teddy

    says:

    By the appearance of things this is rapidly becoming a substantial military airshow. It will be interesting to see if it remains military only, and Aus / US only.

  • GBRGB

    says:

    Was a well organised event, most were on time and few delays and everyone had a great time. Might be good to get Singapore involved as their involvement in Townsville is about to increase dramatically and maybe something from NZ as well.

  • Fabian

    says:

    Maybe next year, Australia might ask Saab for the gripen, eurofighter for the typhoon and dassalt for the rafale to all bring their fighters to the air show.

  • Jason

    says:

    The annual Defence Force airshow is always military only – it rotates around various bases such as Edinburgh, Williamtown, Amberley, Pearce etc every year.

  • paul

    says:

    Fabian,this will never happen.Australia has made up their minds about what they are buying.Teddy,hence ADF airshow which stands for Australian Defence Force.

  • Tom

    says:

    Looks like a great spot for a great event. Has anyone heard where the next ADF airshow is scheduled to be actioned ( I don’t mean Avalon 2017) ?

  • paul

    says:

    Tom,i would probably think Amberley.

  • Grant

    says:

    I attended the events with my wife and my brother all travelling up from Adelaide. The quality of flying and static displays was superb along with the weather. Hats off to Townsville and the ADF -you have done us proud again.

  • Hayden Roberts

    says:

    Dont know if anyone noticed that the outer starboard prop wasn’t spinning half the time.

  • Hayden Roberts

    says:

    On the orion,sorry

  • paul

    says:

    Its a shame Singapore and Malaysia couldn’t attend.Probaly saving that for Avalon.

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