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He survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific and spent two years in a Japanese prison camp but the life of former Olympian Louis Zamperini is currently being played out on cinema screens across Australia. Continue reading
On CanvasWings this weekend from 6pm:
Warwick Henry talks about his Stinson L-5B Sentinel which saw action in WWII with the U.S Army Air Force.
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This is Warwick Henry's Stinson L-5B Sentinel. Used by USAAF, RAF WWII and USAF in Korea. Built 1944 and saw active service in India and Burma 1944-45. Bought to Australia in the 90s and rebuilt and restored to original configuration at Coolangatta in 1998. Warwick's owned it since 2010. (Rhi) ================================== #warbirds #warplane #aviation #avgeek #aircraft #airfield #airplane #aeroplane #history #wattsbridge #toogoolawah #queensland #L-5B #Stinson #military #USAF #USAAF #RAF #WWII #canvaswings #hyperlapse
And Meet Denis Baker. Former ground and flight test engineer at the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC and later Hawker de Havilland Victoria) and find out how he became the “keeper” of an important collection of documents.
Find more on one particular aircraft the CAC built here.
Celebrate the 75th Birthday of Wirraway A20-10 at the Australian National Aviation Museum and find more photos of the day here.
Author Kristen Alexander discusses her new book ‘Australia’s Few and the Battle of Britain’.
To listen to the full CanvasWIngs podcast, click here.
Celebrate the B-24 Liberator’s 70th Birthday at Werribee, near Melbourne, on Sydney September 28. Lots happening, find out more here
With the 2013 show looming, I thought I’d take a look back at some of my highlights from the 2011 Airshow.
The F-22A’s which were there for static display (although we saw them fly out) were in Australia for the first time.This year I’m looking forward to seeing them fly.
A notable 2011 visitor not coming to this show is the B-1B.
2011 had a great variety of warbirds and historic aircraft and it looks like 2013 will be the same. Seeing two DC-3’s flying at the same time is a rare sight. The RAAF always put on a great display and in 2013 I’m sure they’ll do another great job. We’re also looking forward to seeing myriad GA aircraft that are always at Avalon, the pavilions and catching up with Airshow friends.