100th Anniversary of the shooting down of the Red Baron

in teamaustralia •  5 months ago

The Great War Airshow was hosted by TAVAS ( The Australian Historic Aircraft Association) at Caboolture airfield, Queensland Australia on weekend 21/22 April 2017.

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There was a great collection of World War 1 era flying replica aircraft on display along with aircraft from WW2, Vietnam and flying displays by the RAAF FA-18F fight and Globemaster 111 transport.

One of the highlights was the re-enactment of the air battle that ended the life of the Red Baron 100 years ago to the hour and day. Although credited to a Canadian airman at the time it’s now widely regarded he was brought down by an Australian anti aircraft gunner Sergeant Cedric Bassett Popkin at 11am 21st April 1918.

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This is an ABC news clip with some of aircraft flying

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interesting
the replica is very similar to the original
good post...👍👍

interesting
the replica is very similar to the original
good post...👍👍

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Woww australis has great and new designed aircrafts :)