De Havilland Vampire T Mk35 advanced trainer of the RAAF Historic Flight during a low pass at Tamworth Air Show, April 1992. A79-636 was flown by the Historic Flight from 1988 until 1997, then retired to Point Cook RAAF Museum as it neared the end of its design fatigue life.
These photos were taken at Maitland aerodrome, NSW, in 1973. ‘BOB is a Commonwealth CA-18 Mustang Mk 21 A68-104, and was owned by Bob Eastgate at the time. In recent years it has been operating out of Point Cook in Victoria. In early 2008 ‘BOB suffered a wheels-up landing, but she should be back in the air this year, according to http://www.mustangjoyflights.com.au
In those days I couldn’t afford a good quality camera so these shots, like so many others, were taken with a Russian Zenit 35mm SLR with a pair of binoculars used as a crude telephoto lens. There are times when you just have to record history with whatever comes to hand.