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Highlights from Tocumwal’s inaugural airshow

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 16, 2019
Scenes from the 2019 Tocumwal Airshow. (Dave Soderstrom)
Scenes from the 2019 Tocumwal Airshow. (Dave Soderstrom)

The skies over Tocumwal along the New South Wales-Victorian border were filled with aircraft both old and not-so-old over the weekend as the town held its inaugural airshow.

On Saturday, the local airfield played host to a number of flight displays that included jets, warbirds, bi-planes and aerobatics.

There were also aircraft on static display alongside historic vehicles, as well as children’s entertainment, market stalls and food trucks.

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The line-up included the CAC Wirraway, Grumman Avenger and L-39 Albatros. There was also a formation flight of RAAF heritage training aircraft.

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VIDEO: Some of the highlights from the Tocumwal Airshow from the Paul Bennet Airshows Facebook page.

Tocumwal was the location of a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) station during World War Two. Between 1943 and 1944, it was the site of the RAAF No. 5 Operational Training Unit and then later No. 7 OTU.

Photographer Dave Soderstrom captured some of the highlights from the weekend below:
[vc_gallery interval=”0″ images=”77601,77600,77599,77598,77597,77596,77595,77594″ img_size=”750×420″ title=”Tocumwal Airshow in pictures (All images by Dave Soderstrom)”]

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Highlights from Tocumwal’s inaugural airshow Comment

  • Dave Thomas

    says:

    I recall an air show at Tocumwal “Toc” during the early 1970’s which had C130A’s, various Rapids and other English craft, plus long gone Warbirds.
    A large collection of spares, including a truck full of hydrolics and instruments for a Mosquito build were also on site, as were vintage trucks and machinery.
    Was a great weekend.

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