Navy and Air Force have helped make the Tyabb Airshow a roaring success, wowing the crowds with plenty of action on the ground and in the sky.
Throughout the day, attendees learned about Navy’s Unmanned Aerial Systems at the static display, experienced flying a helicopter via the Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme simulator and enjoyed Royal Australian Navy Band performances.
Peninsula Aero Club president Jack Vevers said social media has been full of pride of what the small town of Tyabb on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula had been able to deliver.
"The Peninsula Aero Club Facebook page and all of the social media and the crowd on the day provided enormous praise on the Australian Defence Force for coming to our community charity event," Mr Vevers said.
“The ADF is a wonderful drawcard, which in turn makes the Tyabb Airshow a successful event achieving its aim of supporting local charities.
"Without the ADF participation by the Air Force, and HMAS Cerberus, the show would not have become the success it is today."
Aerial displays and flyovers by the Air Force Roulettes, a C-27J Spartan, C-17A Globemaster and RAAF Museum heritage aircraft were a hit with the crowd.
"The Roulettes in their PC-21s put on the most magnificent display of precision formation aerobatic flying. However the sight of a C-17A Globemaster flying over a small rural airport was awesome, and coupled with the wall of fire explosion on the ground during the last pass added to a wonderful end to the Airshow," Mr Vevers said.
"HMAS Cerberus is an old friend of Peninsula Aero Club and the community. Being our local ADF base, Cerberus is part of the peninsula and is recognised as a force for good within the community,” he said.
HMAS Cerberus Commanding Officer Captain Mike Oborn spoke of the mutual respect the ADF and the Peninsula Aero Club had forged over more than 50 years.
"We are very proud to be involved in this event that has continuously grown in popularity over the years," Captain Oborn said.
"A lot of hard work goes into the planning and execution of these displays, and you can measure its success by the countless smiles that we see from visitors."
“The Navy has called the Peninsula its Melbourne home for 100 years this year — so the opportunity to support an event like this helps build those collaborative friendships that we value so much."
This year’s Tyabb Airshow was held on March 8 and attracted more than 11,000 aviation enthusiasts and local residents.