Don’t miss it !!

The annual gathering of Watts Bridge Warbirds ‐ Red Thunder 2017 is to be held over the period 30th May to the 4th June 2017. The event has been a great success over the past years, and offers an opportunity for Warbird Operators to socialise and refine piloting skills. Several ‘Eastern Block’ warbird aircraft take part in these events, and accordingly Red Thunder 2017 will continue its ‘Russian Flavour’ in both its flying and social activities.


Several of our female Komrades (Natasha’s) attend Red Thunder, accordingly several ‘Natasha’ activities are being organised including;

  • Natasha’s ‘Glass House Mountain’ Aerial Tour and Seafood Luncheon on the Sunshine Coast,
  • Natasha’s Gallery and Antiques Crawl ‐ Brisbane Valley Natasha’s Kilcoy / Woodford Winery Tour, and
  • Natasha’s Spa Day.

Of great interest will be Saturday Night’s Red Air Squadron Dinning Inn. A great time is always enjoyed, with participants finding the time to ‘dress’ for the occasion !!


Red Thunder flying activities facilitate a safe environment for continuation training for both ab‐initio and proficiency pilots in the areas of;

  • Flour Bombing,
  • Streamer Cutting,
  • Close Formation,
  • Tactical Formation,
  • Max Performance Handling and
  • Combat Maneuvering (Flying the Combat Position)

Once again Red Thunder 2017 will centre training towards the final days competition ‘POEHALI’ !


Red Thunder 2017 promises to be a great event, and we would encourage interested players to contact organiser.

Gill Vardi

m: 0412 963 106