Defence Force wings into Illawarra

The Australian Defence Force will return to 'Wings over Illawarra' this weekend, 5-6 May, with static and aerial displays on show at Illawarra Regional Airport, Albion Park Rail.

The Wings over Illawarra air show is a wonderful opportunity for the public to see current Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Forces aircraft close up, and to meet serving personnel who operate and maintain these capabilities.

The following assets will be on show over the weekend:

Air Force:

  • F/A-18 Hornet
  • Hawk 127 Lead In Fighter
  • Roulettes aerobatic team
  • RAAF Balloon (static display)
  • C-17A Globemaster – Saturday only
  • C-27J Spartan – Saturday only
  • P-8A Poseidon – Sunday only
  • C-130J Hercules – Sunday only


  • MH-60R Seahawk helicopter
  • MRH-90 Taipan helicopter (static display)
  • B429 Global Ranger helicopter (static display)
  • EC-135 helicopter (static display)
  • Navy helicopter flight simulator


  • S-70A Black Hawk (static display)

More information, including display timings and media access, is available from