Warbirds set to fly high tonight

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Warbirds Downunder 2015 is kicking off tonight with an inaugural Friday evening airshow and CASA is on hand to answer all of your aviation enquiries.

There will be plenty of aerial action to see with most of the Temora Aviation Museum’s aircraft collection taking to the skies, along with many visiting aircraft.

The mighty Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI will no doubt be a crowd favourite, and after watching this short video featuring Australian Red Bull Air Race Pilot Matt Hall, it’s easy to see why.

The major difference between warbirds and civil aircraft is that very few ex-military aircraft have full certification and therefore cannot be used for normal civil operations, privately or commercially. They operate in the limited category. This allows aircraft like the MkXVI Spitfire to go on display at air shows, transit between them, conduct training and currency flights and, in some cases, even conduct paid adventure flights.

Keep and eye out for the CASA stand—it’ll be manned by aviation experts ready to answer your questions as well as show you valuable aviation safety educational products.

You can find more event information on the Warbirds Downunder 2015 website.

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