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AIRCRAFT LINEUP
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Morning Session

(Approx. 10:30am – 1:00pm)

Opening Ceremony (Australian Flag & National Anthem)

RC Aircraft

CAC Wirraway

CT4

Sky Aces Aerobatic Team

C130

Yak 52

T-28 Trojan

Pitts Model 12

RAAF Roulettes

Afternoon Session

(Approx. 1:00pm – 3:30pm)

Stuntz INC Hot Wheels Stunt Show

Wolf Pitts Pro

RAAF Heritage Trainers

Kittyhawk

Grumman Avenger

Edge 540

Stuntz INC Hot Wheels Stunt Show

Lockheed Hudson

Spitfire

RAAF F-35A LIGHTNING

Each day is planned to have the same line-up. 

Please note, as can be the nature of airshows, sometimes participating aircraft can be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II

F-35A LIGHTNING II

This will be the first handling display in Australia by a dedicated dedicated F-35 RAAF Display Pilot. We’re not talking about a fly-over with some basic manoeuvres, we’re talking about a brilliant display of just what this machine is capable of!

Do not miss the rare chance to experience this cutting edge jet as it screams over the top of the Central Coast Airport. 

Sitting at the forefront of air combat and aviation technology, the F-35 is the Australian Defence Force’s first fifth-generation air combat fighter and is set to replace the F/A-18A/B Hornets.

Capable of supersonic flight while retaining stealth, the F-35A has extraordinary acceleration, agility and 9G manoeuvrability. It’s fitted with highly advanced sensors, radar and communications systems. In addition to greatly enhanced situational awareness, the F-35A provides its pilots with significantly higher levels of lethality and survivability in combat, with internal weapons and the ability to employ a huge range of air-to-surface and air-to-air weapons.

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Spitfire MKIII

The Supermarine Spitfire is an iconic WWII fighter, renowned for its stunning design, incredible speed and manoeuvrability and of course, its lethality and success as a warbird. Powered by the legendary Merlin engine, the sights and sounds of this old school fighter in action is always an incredible experience to behold. Thank-you to the Temora Aviation Museum and the RAAF for bringing along this stunning Spitfire!

Photo by Ryan Imeson
Photo by Ryan Imeson

Hawkker Sea Fury ‘Southern Cross’

The Hawker Sea Fury was a British fighter aircraft developed for the Royal Navy by Hawker during the Second World War. The last piston-driven fighter to serve with the Royal Navy, it was also one of the fastest production single engine piston driven aircraft ever built reaching a speed of 485 mph. A demilitarized Sea Fury holds the unofficial speed-record for a piston-engined aircraft in level flight at 547 mph.

Photo by Mark Jessop
Photo by Mark Jessop

P-40 Kittyhawk

With two shy of 12,000 P-40 Warhawks made during WWII, their strength was in the number built. The Kittyhawk was one of two variants operated by the RAF, and two P-40s were the first aircraft valiantly taken up in response to the attack on Pearl Harbour.

Photo by Tim Geluk
Photo by Tim Geluk

Wolf Pitts Pro

Paul Bennet’s solo display is 12 mins of high energy, engine screaming precision aerobatics, starting at a height of 3500ft down to ground level! The Wolf Pitts is the highest performing aerobatic biplane in the world with an astonishing 400hp!

Photo by Tim Geluk
Photo by Tim Geluk

Grumman Avenger

Whether on the ground or in the air, this aircraft is sure to draw attention wherever it goes! The massive 1942 Grumman Avenger was a torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and features a unique folding wing arrangement for carrier operations. One rescued WWII Avenger pilot would later become U.S. President George H. W. Bush

Photo by Tim Geluk
Photo by Tim Geluk

Skyaces

The famous SkyAces perform an array of dazzling formation aerobatics in very close proximity. Not only do the SkyAces performance entail skilful formation loops and rolls but also dynamic head to head stunts, which are guaranteed to leave you speechless!

Photo by Duncan Fenn
Photo by Duncan Fenn

CAC Wirraway

The word ‘Wirraway’ is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘Challenge’. The Wirraway was a training and general purpose military aircraft manufactured in Australia, built by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation between 1939 and 1946.

Piper Cub Truck Landing

Piper Cub and Rolling Truck Landing
Is it possible to land an aeroplane onto the back of a moving vehicle? Be at the 2024 Central Coast Airshow to find out, as the legendary Paul Bennet attempts to land his Piper Cub onto the back of the team’s specially-equipped Chevy Duallie pickup truck.

This is a performance that has only been attempted in Australia on a handful of occasions and it always a heart-stopping spectacle that must not be missed.

Photo by Mark Jessop
Photo by Mark Jessop

Flag Drop

No better way to kick off an airshow than with an epic flag drop, circled by Mr. Paul Bennet himself!

Photo by Duncan Fenn
Photo by Duncan Fenn

T-28 Trojan

The T-28 Trojan was a piston- engined military trainer used by the United States Air Force and Navy, beginning in the 1950’s. Besides being a trainer, the T-28 was employed as a counter-insurgency aircraft, primarily during the Vietnam War.

Edge 540

EDGE 540

The Zivko Edge 540 is a highly aerobatic aircraft powered by a 350hp Lycoming engine. Capable of a 420 degree per second roll rate and a 3,700 foot per minute climb rate, it has been flown to victory many times in aerobatic competitions and is now synonymous with the air racing series as the base that alt other race aircraft are judged. Displayed by one of Australia’s top aerobatic pilots, the display showcases the aircrafts precision and performance that has made this design so popular.

Photo by Duncan Fenn
Photo by Duncan Fenn

Yak 52

The Yakovlev Yak-52 is a Soviet primary training aircraft which first flew in 1976 and is powered by the distinct sounding M14-P radial engine. The development of the aircraft incorporates a number of features to be found on the early post-war fighters. 

With one of Paul Bennet Airshow’s experienced pilots at the controls, the Yak is capable of displaying graceful aerobatics to the most advanced gyroscopic manoeuvres.

Photo by Mark Jessop
Photo by Mark Jessop

L-39 Albatros

The Aero L-39 Albatros is a high-performance jet trainer aircraft developed in Czechoslovakia. It was designed during the 1960s as a principal training aircraft. The Albatros is the most widely used jet trainer in the world.

Photo by Duncan Fenn
Photo by Duncan Fenn

Lockheed Hudson

The Hudson A16-112 was built in 1939 and received ex USA on 5th December 1941. After service with No.1 O.T.U, the aircraft was allotted to No. 14 Squadron on 8th July 1942 for anti-submarine patrol off the coast of Western Australia. It then served a period with No.32 Squadron off the East coast of Australia. Upon transfer to No.6 Squadron, it served out of Milne Bay, PNG, on bombing armed reconnaissance and patrol work for a period of twelve months.

Helcopter-Joy-Flights

Helicopter
Joy Flights

Get ready for an exhilarating experience at the Central Coast Airshow, where you can enjoy a helicopter joy flight with Hunter Helicopters! Take your Airshow experience to new heights as you soar above the stunning Central Coast landscape and take in breathtaking aerial views.

As is the nature of the event, flying displays may have to be cancelled and/or show times altered due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. The organisers reserve the right to amend the program at their discretion. Refunds will not be available for a change in program.