Over the past six weeks or so, Air Queensland.blogspot has provided an extensive overview of the Australian International Air Show 2015 held at Avalon Airport near Geelong, Victoria, during the last week of February, and trust followers of the blog thoroughly enjoyed the many posts.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Australian International Air Show 2015 - United States Air Force Boeing B-52H Stratofortress Bomber AF61-015
Being able to personally inspect a Boeing B-52H Stratofortress Bomber at the Australian International Air Show 2015 was an absolute thrill, and certainly an experience a member of the public is not able to do everyday. Infact, a rare opportunity indeed !
Saturday, March 28, 2015
It was pleasing to note our allies to the north, Japan, participate in the Australian International Air Show 2015, and proudly flew Japan Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF) Boeing KC-767J 87-3602 down-under for the occasion. Of interest, Japan operates four Boeing KC-767J aircraft as air refuelling and logistics support platforms for it's Self-Defence Force.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Australian International Air Show 2015 - Armée de l'Air (French Air Force) Airbus Military A400M Atlas F-RBAF
Among the more interesting military aircraft that attended the Australian International Air Show 2015 was new build Armée de l'Air (French Air Force) Airbus Military A400M Atlas F-RBAF, and was fascinated by the huge 8-bladed propellers that are driven by Europrop TP-400 D6 Turboprop powerplants.
Designed by Airbus Military (now Airbus Defence and Space), the Airbus A400M is a four engine military tactical airlifter intended to replace older transport aircraft such as the Transall C-160 and Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules. The A400M can also perform other mission roles such as electronic surveillance and aerial refuelling.