To begin, we attended Australian International Air Show 2015 at Avalon Airport near Geelong, Victoria in late February and provided extensive coverage for a number of weeks afterwards. Our intention is to attend the biennial event again in 2017.
The annual Old Station Fly-in & Heritage Show was held at Old Station near Raglan, Central Queensland in May and as always, was a thoroughly enjoyable and well organised event.
Air Queensland.blogspot will be back to cover the fly-in again in 2016.
With preparations beginning a number of weeks prior and conducted in conjunction with 'Exercise Hamel', the biennial joint Australian - US military exercise 'Talisman Saber' got underway in July at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) and Rockhampton Airport again played host to the event. New Zealand and Japan also participated in 2015.
Air Queensland.blogspot was excited to attend the Inaugural Fraser Coast Fly-in at Maryborough Airport in August and already looking forward to the next occasion in 2016.
To finish the year off with a bang, Rockhampton Airport again played host to Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) 'Exercise Wallaby' during the months of October and November.
Not only did local planespotters enjoy the sights and sounds of the participating General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin) F-16 Fighting Falcon's, but the enormous size of the visiting Antonov AH-124-100 heavy lift cargo planes that transported helicopters and supporting equipment between Singapore and Central Queensland.
Before concluding for 2015, Capricorn Plane Spotting / Air Queensland.blogspot would like to not only thank our readers, but the following contributors for their valuable support throughout the year :
Ben May (Hervey Bay), David Geck (Maryborough), Micah S (Bundaberg), Terry P (Gladstone), Ash Burggraaff and Phil Munsel Photography (Rockhampton), 'AC' and Mike Manning (Mackay), Pete B (Hamilton Island) and Callum Bain Photography (NSW).
We would also like to make a special mention of Maryborough Aviation Services, Callide Dawson Flying Group (CDFG) and the Rockhampton Aero Club.