Wings Over Illawarra Air Show 2021


Nestled between the sea and the Illawarra Range, we converged on Shellharbour Airport early on Saturday morning for the Wings Over Illawarra Airshow. With the eroded facade of the Escarpment drifting in and out of view, wet weather set in periodically. The flight program was amended, and the second-last public flying demonstration of the F/A-18 Hornet (designated no. A21-44) took well-deserved precedence. With afterburners flared, vapour clouds - a dramatic combination of temperature, speed and air pressure - caused clouds to materialize around the aircraft.

F/A-18 Hornet Last Flight Australia Retirement Photograph Black White Megan Kennedy
F/A-18 Hornet Last Flight Australia Retirement Photograph Black White Megan Kennedy
F/A-18 Hornet Last Flight Australia Retirement Photograph Vapour Wave Military Afterburners Megan Kennedy


A few more favourites:



F/A-18 RAAF last performance before retirement at wings over illawarra Airshow photography by Megan Kennedy

Caribou with RAAF tail insignia in Black and white photography by Megan Kennedy

F/A-18 RAAF last performance before retirement at wings over illawarra Airshow Afterburners full power photography by Megan Kennedy

F/A-18 RAAF last performance before retirement at wings over illawarra Airshow photography by Megan Kennedy
Corsair F4-U low cloud performance wings over illawarra airshow 2021 photograph by Megan Kennedy
Corsair F4-U and TBM-3E Avenger airshow photography Megan Kennedy
Hercules C-130 black and white detail airshow photography Megan Kennedy
F/A-18 Hornet Last Flight Australia Retirement Photograph Military Flyover Airshow Megan Kennedy
F/A-18 Hornet Last Flight Australia Retirement Photograph Megan Kennedy


It was a great day. Already looking forward to the next.


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