New Farm Park, Brisbane

Saturday, September 10, 2016

THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES

We went to an air show. There were many many different types of planes. Lots of them did flying tricks for us. Even though he only arrived home the day before, Lauchlan Smart was there to talk to the crowd and individuals. Lauchlan just broke the record for the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world in a single engine aircraft. He is 18 years old and comes from the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Luachlan's tiny plane.

Lauchlan talking to children, encouraging them to follow their dream.

Time for the show to start. The pilot dons a parachute and squeezes into his little plane.

Then he takes for a spin, rolls and acrobatics.

Next the biplanes provide a show.


Many sky divers appeared in the sky and gently landed nearby.

The most exciting was this plane and its amazing stunts.






Upside down too.

Finally landing safely

There were many more acts but the last one was a fast jet.

It goes upside down as well. My stomach heaved just watching them.

18 comments:

  1. It is very hard to take good photos of flying aircraft. Well done. Earlier today I read of another air show in a blog, in Toronto. Must be something in the water.

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  2. Hello, great photos from the air show. It is nice that Luachlan was there and speaking to the children. Wonderful set of photos. Happy weekend to you!

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  3. Amazing to make a solo flight around the world at 18 years! Spectacular stunts of the airplanes.

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  4. I have been to the Airshow in Eastbourne, it's apparently very famous, because all hotels were booked out and the town was full. I have seen it now nearly each year, but it's always nice to be amongst the people
    here are pictures : http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.be/2016/09/skywatch-friday_9.html

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  5. what an accomplishment for and 18 year old man. and in that tiny airplane. my hubby would have loved this air show, these are the type planes he loves.

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  6. Some great shots here Diane well done. T'other Diane

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  7. Wow! So many exciting things to see. You took wonderful photos. I love the flag which (I think) the sky jumper released.

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  8. I enjoy air shows but it is many years since I went to one. I am thinking the last time may have been 1988 for the bi centenary.

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  9. The planes look tiny. We have had a couple of disasters at air shows over the last couple of years and I believe the rules have changed so that certain manoeuvours can only be performed over water to protect spectators.

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  10. Lauchlan's effort with this solo RTW trip belies his age.
    Great role model for the young brigade.
    He was certainly very articulate when interviewed on TV news shows.
    Colin

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  11. Funny to think that those first planes were basically state of the art about 50 years ago! Ah, progress.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  12. There's something magical about airshows: perhaps it's the combination of nostalgia, skill, awe and the inherent danger in some of the aerobatics.

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  13. Nice photos, you have a good eye to catch those photos. Good job!

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  14. I am so impressed with young Lauchlan! My hubby is a pilot and we have been to many air shows. This looks like a good one.

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  15. Oh my gosh! The pilots who do stunt flying must have nerves of steel Diana, my tum does loop de loops just looking at it 😊

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  16. Oh my gosh! The pilots who do stunt flying must have nerves of steel Diana, my tum does loop de loops just looking at it 😊

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