AusFly - A Traditional Aussie Fly-in

22nd-23rd March 2024

Wentworth Aerodrome - NSW


Flight Demonstrations and Displays

We will have a large number of aircraft being displayed at AusFly Wentworth in 2024! Expect a display of many aircraft types demonstrating their capabilities – from the slowest to the fastest and most manoeuvrable – you will see them all. They will be conducting line astern fly-pasts, formation demonstrations, handling displays, slow-speed handling demonstrations and aerobatics!

Confirmed for the Air Display are:

Freedom Formation – Our signature multi-layer display routine will have you in awe and wondering where to look next. Our team consists of 12 Vans RVs and 1 Yak 55.
The team use these aircraft to showcase their passion for aerobatics, formation flying and general aviation
The Freedom Formation Display Team is made up of 13 passionate aviators who wish to share their enthusiasm for aviation with the members of the public and inspire the next generation to pursue their dreams. The majority of the team is Sydney based and all come from all walks of life including retirees, former airline captains, Tech, construction and small businesses.

The thirteen man formation team are fresh from the Pacific Airshow and bringing the amazing formation display to Ausfly. There will also be a meet and greet of the pilots.

Screaming Diamonds – The two man team will be performing an aerobatics display. They also performed at the Pacific Airshow and we are thrilled that they are performing at Ausfly. They offer an action packed, explosive, heart stopping non-stop action air show from start to finish that is full of surprises.
People want to see Low, wild, and seemingly out of control but at the same time they want to see discipline, precision, and complete control they fuse these elements together in just the right way to offer the ultimate air-show experience for our spectators.
They offer a wide variety of shows from High energy solo aerobatics to precision formation displays or a combination of both we can also include other elements to the show with FMX and high-performance car displays, and we can modify the duration of the display to suite your Needs.
So, if its noise, smoke, and Jaw dropping Flying your after they have just the right show to satisfy your needs.
The Screaming diamonds offer a 5-20 minute high energy exhilarating aerobatic air show the show is filled with noise Smoke and heart stopping aerobatic manoeuvres twisting and tumbling through the sky giving the spectators goose bumps as the 2 pitts specials fly synchronised aerobatic manoeuvres just 3 feet apart and breaking out into 2 separate solo displays showing of the incredible agility and performance of the aircraft.

Meet the Pilots:
Adrian and Michael have been flying since the young age of 18 and conducted over 1000hrs each flying time majority of these hours flying aerobatics both Adrian and Michael live in Moama and work full time jobs but pursue there love for aerobatics flying at least 4 times a week practicing their air show routines. Always striving to perfect new manoeuvres and ensuring the highest level of safety.


Gary Weeks – will be showing our audience what his Lancair Legacy can do.

VH-ZYA is a Lancair Legacy RG.
It is a two seat high performance Carbon Fibre quick build kit from Lancair. The Legacy is the Lancair two seat replacement for the earlier Lancair 320 / 360 series. It is a slightly bigger airframe, all carbon fibre and it is fitted with a Continental IO 550 N six cylinder engine.
The Lancair Legacy has the new double tapper Greg Cole designed wing, designed to improve overall handling and high speed cruise. This wing design is also used on the Lancair Evolution, which is a 4 seat PT-6 turbine powered pressurised machine.

You will see the Lancair Legacy was the aeroplane that helped start the Sport Class at the Reno Races. That is why you see lots of Legacy’s in the Sport and Super Sport class at Reno. It is not uncommon to see a Legacy win all three (Gold, Silver and Bronze) Sport class races.


Meet the Pilot- Gary Weeks

I had an introductory fly of the Lancair factory Legacy demonstrator at Oshkosh in 2009, then after having flown one I just had to have one, there were not many for sale back then so building was the obvious choice..
I found a project that had been started, it had gone through the Lancair owner assist program at the factory when Lancair was originally at Bend Oregon. After the three weeks owner assist the kit looks like an aeroplane already with the major structures being closed out and assembled in big steel jigs on the factory floor.
The original owner struggled to find time to work on the project which happens often with Kit built experimental aircraft. He had realised that he just would never get time to finish it so, I grabbed it. It is a massive undertaking, but most enjoyable to build an Experimental aircraft.
So it was mostly built in the garage at home over about 3.5 years and 3200 man hours.
It is probably the nicest of all the many aeroplanes I have flown, when it comes to balance and coordination, it is a beautifully harmonised machine, very light very responsive.
My First flight was on the 27th December 2012….my phase one CofA arrived several days earlier, what a great Chrissy present.


Yak 52

The versatility of the Yak-52 must be experienced to be believed.
Styled on World War II fighters the YAK 52 was originally built in Romania as a tandem 2 seat primary training aircraft. The Yak 52 was often used by Eastern block countries to train their Airforce personel for Mig jet fighters and are still used today.
Yak 52’s quickly made a name for themselves as an extremely manoeuvrable, strong and aerobatic aeroplane. With a maximum speed of 220 knots (approx 400km/hr), G limits of +7 and -5 and a roll rate of 340 degrees per second.
The airframe is very strong and has a maximum takeoff weight of 1,215kg.

The Yak52 is powered by a Vedeneyev 360 Hp (268Kw) 9 cylinder, supercharged 22.5 litre engine that consumes on average 60 litres of fuel per hour in cruise configuration. Much more like 80 to 90 litres per hour in aerobatic power settings.

Meet the Pilots:

Paul Napier:
I always had an interest in aircraft as both of my grandfathers worked on aircraft in World War 11 and the dream was to learn to fly. So when I was old enough and could afford it, I started my flying journey in 1988 under the instruction of John Williams of Tocumwal and obtained my Wings in September 1990. I have flown various aircraft including Auster J5 Adventurer, Cessnas 170B, 172 and 182, Bushby Mustang, Piper Archer, Mooney M20E and Yak 52s to name a few. My endorsements include tail wheel, retractable and constant speed and formation flying. However, I still had to fulfill my dream of flying a warbird aircraft and first got the chance to fly a Yak 52 in 2015 and haven’t looked back since.

Pete George
I am just an Accountant with a passion for flying!
I’ve always wanted  to do aerobatics. I was punishing the Tiger by doing them and it didn’t feel right. I then bought the Yak52 back in 2006. I got my aerobatic rating and then formation rating as soon as I could. One of the Russian Roolette Formation team members (John “Jacko” Jackson) broke his leg snow skiing and I was asked to join the team to help at the Bundaberg International Airshow in 2007. There were 5 Yak52’s and a Nang Chang in the Russian Roolettes. I was known as Red 4, Red 5 or Red 6 depending on the show and number of Yaks. Jim Wickham was one of the founding pilots of the Russian Roolettes and I had the pleasure of flying with him in several shows over the next few years. I stayed with the team until about 6 years ago. They are now called the Red Stars.
Aerobatics for me was initially inspired by Pip Borrman. As I learnt more about it I had more fun. Together with Adrian Van der sluys we competed in the Australian Aerobatic competitions. This was tragic at first as I came last at most events. I collected a lot of zeros in the first event and really had no idea what the competition side was all about. After a few competitions Adrian and I decided we need help. We were very fortunate to get some training and coaching from Matt Hall (Red Bull Air Race Pilot). Personally I went from last place to 2nd place in the very next competition is SA and have won a few since. Adrian came 1st in the same event. I enjoy aerobatics in the Yak. To me flying is a passion and I have found a way to help people by doing what I enjoy.

Tiger Moth- 

VH-NWM  De Haviland Tiger Moth

The “Tiger” symbolises the golden years of aviation. It is a classic biplane, featuring an open tandem cockpit, originally built in the 1940s to serve as a training aircraft for the RAAF. The tiger has a Gipsy Major engine fitted, which was manufactured under licence by General Motors Holden in Australia. The aircraft was fully restored at Ramair Flying Services and has won awards such as the Best Antique Aircraft, recognised nationally by the Antique Aircrafts Association of Australia. The tiger is a graceful and sedate aircraft while still being capable of performing aerobatics!

Something that might interest Holden fans is that the Gipsy Major Engine that powers this aircraft was produced under licence by General Motors Holden at Fisherman’s Bend during the Second World War. We have the plaque to prove it!

In 2013, NWM was awarded the Best Antique Aircraft by the Antique Aircraft Association of Australia at the National Fly-in held in Echuca.

1940: Built to RAAF order as A17.160, Richmond Aerodrome.

1941: Forced landing on the 3rd of July 1941, one mile north of No. 1 relief landing ground, following an engine failure.

1941: Overhauled in the MMA Maylands

1942: Overturned into a drain while taxiing in Cunderdin.

1946: Sold to the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia for 498 pounds, registered VH-AMQ.

1955: Registration is cancelled due to damage.

2004: Purchased as a project by the Mason family (Ramair) from Ray Windred, who commenced restoration. Following Ray’s retirement, the project was completed by Matt Webber of Luskintyre Aircraft Restoration.

2012: July NWM was flown from Luskintyre to its new home in Mildura.


Meet the Pilot : Nick Mason

I have been flying since the age of 12 starting with Sunraysia Gliding Club in 2002. Upon completing school, I started an apprenticeship in Aircraft Maintenance and gained my LAME qualifications in 2015.
I completed my flying training and gained my commercial licence in 2012 before flying tiger moths around Port Phillip Bay.
I then completed an agricultural rating in late 2013 before commencing agricultural flying in 2014.
After spending a number of years ag flying I gained a firebombing rating in 2019 and began aerial firefighting the same year.
I continued to use my LAME qualification over the years eventually setting up a CAR30 Approved workshop in 2022.
Currently spreading my time between Aerial Firefighting and Maintaining aircraft.

Extra 300I- Andrew Temby

Andrew‘s dad was a World War II pilot on Liberator bombers. Andrew has always been interested in flying and flown Aircraft since 1991 in displays And competition. Andrew has flown hundreds of different types of Aircraft and displayed many low and high-performance acrobatic and non-acrobatic planes . Andrew is flying his extra 300 L and includes tumbles twist and turns. Some of the figures are competition manoeuvres and others are freestyle. Andrew maintains his own Aircraft has built a vans RV 7, which he uses for commuting and hobby acrobatics. The display is going to be phenomenal.




Stol Plane-

Introduced more than 25 years ago, the Zenith CH 750 STOL design incorporates all of the 701’s amazing short-field capabilities, while maximizing cabin size and load carrying capability allowed under the FAA’s Sport Pilot / Light Sport Aircraft category.

Like the original, the Zenith CH 750 STOL aircraft was developed as an “off-airport” short take-off and landing kit aircraft to fulfill the demanding requirements of both sport pilots and first-time builders. Designer Chris Heintz has combined the features and advantages of a “real” aeroplane with the short-field capabilities of “ultralight” aircraft. The aircraft features fixed leading-edge slats for high lift, full-span flaperons (both ailerons and flaps), an all-flying rudder, and durable all-metal construction. The modern STOL CH 750 design is available as an easy-to-build kit which revolutionizes ease and simplicity of construction, drawing upon Zenith’s decades of experience in the kit industry.
The Zenith CH750 STOL boasts amazing short take-off and landing (STOL) performance, surprisingly competitive cruise speed, a huge cabin with side-by-side seating and easy access, new raised skylight and increased cabin height, and spectacular “wrap-around” visibility. With outstanding controls including full length flaperons and all flying rudder, the simplicity of the tricycle gear and so many engine choices, the CH750 STOL makes an ideal off-airport or bush aeroplane.

 Pilot- James Fisher

James Fisher, started flying Tomahawks with the Air Training Corp in 1991. I have been in and out of active flying over the years, but I have never left aviation. When I am not working on my farm or playing with planes I am controlling aircraft at Essendon or Avalon airport.
I am always building something, and as soon as it is finished I start on the next one. Building is a great activity all of it’s own. I built a CH750 STOL last year, this year it is the Aventura II, next year it will be the Badlands, and then probably a CH650.
I have spent time under paragliders and parachutes, in 2-stoke trikes and 2-seater turbines – but you can’t beat the freedom of your own flying machine. My Zenair STOL can fit in my shed, be flown from my farm and be fuelled from the local service station. Because I built it, I can also maintain it and modify it to suit myself.