The 2022 Flying Program of Wings Over Illawarra has been released!
You can read the flying programs for both public event days by clicking here and currently, they are the same for both public event days so you will not miss anything at this stage if you only attend 1 day.
A couple of days before the flying program was released, Wings Over Illawarra had confirmed to Sydney Spectaculars that the Warbird Balbo announced as part of the 2022 flying program last week would not form part of each public event day’s finale.
The finale for both public event days is the F-35 Lightning II with the Wall Of Fire, beginning at 3:43pm and lasting the final 17 minutes of each public day’s flying program. The Warbird Balbo will be the penultimate display of each public event day with the largest formation display ever held at Wings Over Illawarra – 8 warbirds in the sky at once, beginning at 3:28pm and lasting 15 minutes.
The Warbird Balbo will feature the Lockheed Hudson, Grumman Avenger, Vought F4U Corsair, Supermarine Spitfire MK VIII, CAC CA-18 Mustang, Focke Wulf Fw-190, CAC Boomerang and the Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk.
The previous record of largest formation display at Wings Over Illawarra was held by The Royal Australian Air Force Roulettes & The Russian Roolettes with their 6 aircraft each.
The Royal Australian Air Force Roulettes will be the opening flying display each day at 11am for 20 minutes. The Russian Roolettes (now named The Red Star Roolettes) has not been announced as coming to this edition’s air show as of writing.
But new for 2022 is stunt flying! Beginning at 1:27pm, Paul Bennet will pilot a Super Cub and will land on a vehicle in a jaw-dropping 10-minute display.
Other flying aircraft confirmed but with no confirmed flying times yet are the PT-17 Stearman, CAC Wirraway, the Learjet 35 (x2), the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ & the CA-27 Sabre.
There are less than 2 weeks to go until the air show. Not long to go now! Buy your tickets now!