Posting Again

Wow, I have not posted here for a year. It’s not  been because I forgot but rather very busy with Premier Adelaide Aviation.

I thought I’d just drop in and post to let you know about a new web video series called, “A Working Airport” that we have been involved with the production.

The series is going to be a 12 part series about the day to day operations of a major airport. It will include everything from admin through to the flight line. Things like ARFF or Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting and FOD checks will be a great interest story.

There are so many things that go into running an airport that it could conceivably take more than 12 episodes but we will see how it goes.

P8 Poseidons at Edinburgh RAAF Base

On Monday 18th June 2012, 5DME attended the RAAF Base at Edinburgh, South Australia for a look at a US Navy P8 aircraft. For those that have been following this story, the P8 will be replacing the RAAF Orion fleet. Eight of these amazing aircraft are heading our way. The P8s are to replace the RAAF’s aging Orion fleet by 2018 with 8 being delivered by that time. James Detwiler from Boeing explains the p8 and many of its features.



You can see more at


Come Fly Inc Quiz Night

On Friday the 13th of July 2012, Team Adelaide Biplanes will be hosting a Quiz Night Fundraiser for Come Fly Inc. Come Fly Inc. helps student pilots that are learning to fly. So far the organisation has given out over $9000.00 and the fund raiser will help keep this worthy cause going. So, book your seats now by calling Adelaide Biplanes on 8556 5404.

You can find out more about the night here…

AWPA Barbeque

Last weekend the 5DME crew were invited to the Australian Women Pilots’ Association BBQ at Goolwa Airfield here in South Australia. We enjoyed a great afternoon and a good feed with members of the association and their families. A couple of fly-in visitors attended but due to weather over Adelaide most chose to drive down for the day.

Also, the AWPA is holding their fund raising dinner in July. If you would like to attend more information can be found out HERE

New Aviation Web TV Show for South Australia

This week saw the beginnings of a new web TV show for aviation enthusiasts. The show, AVIATION NOW centres it’s focus on news and information from the South Australian aviation sector.

Here is a sample of a WEEKLY BULLETIN. Bulletins provide the latest info between the monthly production of the show.

Aviation Now will follow a format that includes studio and OB content. There will be interviews and images plus top content from industry participants, clubs, individuals and more.

So, visit and keep up with all the latest.

Parafield Airshow

On the 25th of March 2012 the Parafield Airshow will be held here in Adelaide’s north. The Aviation Media/5DME crew have been contacting various participants and have arranged promo videos and interviews to help the event along. There are several videos on display at on the events pages and blog. Here’s one of the promo videos released this week.



Our crew will be there on the day. We hope to see you there. Tickets can be purchased on line from or at the gate. Earlybird discounts apply for on line purchases.

Bell 205 Helicopters at Brukunga CFS Base

Recently the Aviation Media crew attended the CFS Base at Brukunga in the Adelaide Hills to record an interview with one of the pilots of the Bell 205s used for fire fighting. The story covers the role the aircraft take in the aerial fire fighting contingent, plus some information and specifications on the Bell 205 for the enthusiasts. The story will go live late Tuesday afternoon (24th Jan 12) on 5DME Adelaide Aviation web site.


Fun Flight 2011 at Goolwa South Australia

On Sunday 13 November 2011 the Aldinga Aero Club held its annual Fun Flight event for children with life threatening illnesses. Fun Flight is where pilots give up their time, plane and fuel costs to take children and their immediate family on joy flights for the day. A break away from what can be stressful times. Aviation Media attended again this year with the team from 5DME.NET and recorded the event for the aero club and Fun Flight.

We had a team of six on the ground taking photos and recording video. The aim was to capture an image of everone that participated with the day. All up there were about 80 children and family members and over a period of four hours the pilots flew 44 sorties. The 5DME team did a great job, it was non-stop.

Here is the video:

Airshows Airshows Airshows

Since the middle of October 2011, there have been quite a few Airshows and Flyins here in South Australia.

  • Jamestown Flyin on 15th & 16th October
  • Port Augusta Flyin on 29th October
  • Barossa Airshow on 5th November

and yet to come are several more:

  • Fun Flight on 13th November
  • Sonex Flyin on 13th November
  • AAAA Toy Run on 27th November

plus, don’t forget next year:

  • Parafield Airshow on 25th March 2012

You can grab all the details for these events from the events pages on

Aviation Media are proud to be associated with these events.