Newcastle Air Show 2023: Photos and video capture the epic display of Air Force planes in a showcase of 100 years of aviation

Simon McCarthy
Updated November 19 2023 - 12:31pm, first published November 18 2023 - 2:20pm
Pictures by Jonathan Carroll

As the F-35A made its first pass over Nobbys, its wingmate was one of the Air Force's treasured heritage aircraft: the CA-18 Mustang.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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