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War Memorial open day air show

By johnboy - 10 March 2007 19

Ari has been down to the air show over the War Memorial (as part of their big open day) and has sent in pictures of the most notable parts. [UPDATE: We now also have pictures by Bartron and pictures by Michael West.]


[Opening with a bang]

[Astonishing beer gut]

[Black Cat]




[More of the Neptune]

[Three Wirraways]

[Tiger Moth]


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Mr Evil 11:24 am 12 Mar 07

jwl508, nice photos, mate.

jwl508 5:10 pm 11 Mar 07
johnboy 2:14 pm 11 Mar 07

If a man wants credit for his work that seems fair enough.

realityskin 2:02 pm 11 Mar 07

why ruin a good photo with the copyright shit on it

miz 12:25 pm 11 Mar 07

Also a cool dump-and-burn at Skyfire last night, then a spectacular fireworks display. First class.

MWest 12:20 pm 11 Mar 07

Sammy – its more an example of the dangers of batch processing images when sleep deprived.

I’ve fixed up the images now and have sent them through to John to repost them. I have also updated my blog ( with the new images.

terubo 10:59 am 11 Mar 07

Bring back film.

MWest 10:08 am 11 Mar 07

My apologies to all. I actually used the wrong compression alogrithm when I saved them for the web & blog (to keep the file size down). I didn’t realise until they were posted. I’m in the process of fixing them up now. They were taken with a Pentax *istD & a 200 mm telephoto lens.

Sammy 9:54 am 11 Mar 07

Michael, did you take your photos with a camera phone?

Sammy 9:50 am 11 Mar 07

The photos by Michael West look sh*t-house, in terms of quality. I wouldn’t have gone to the trouble of putting my name allover them.

Ari 7:42 pm 10 Mar 07

That Merlin engine … goosebumps inc.

MWest 7:36 pm 10 Mar 07

I was standing on the top of Mount Ainslie and took a heap of photos. Some of the best ones can be found on my blog at

I hope you enjoy!

Bartron 7:03 pm 10 Mar 07

I hear over the loudspeakers that the wirraways and p-51 mustangs were not flying today for some reason…pity…I like the rumble of the mustang

was a great day though…..

Mr Evil 6:39 pm 10 Mar 07

Well, I forgot my hat – which was a very dumb thing to do!

Ari 6:14 pm 10 Mar 07

… actually it doesn’t, I just checked the mirror and there’s certainly some sunburn happening.

Ari 6:12 pm 10 Mar 07

Sunscreen and big floppy hat … daggy as hell, but it works.

Mr Evil 6:00 pm 10 Mar 07

Yeah, I was a bit confused by that as well, and the only way I worked it out was by the markings on the aircraft.

Did you get sunburnt? I piled on heaps of sunscreen, but still got a bit red!

Ari 5:44 pm 10 Mar 07

Thanks, Evil, it’s a bit hard to tell from underneath … and they were billed as Wirraways in the promos.

Mr Evil 5:42 pm 10 Mar 07

Great photos, Ari.

The three Wirraways are in fact North American Harvards – which is a close relative of the Wirraway. They were both developed from the same North American aircraft.

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