The 2015 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence exhibition showcases a mix of modern jet firepower, heavy-lifting behemoths and attack helicopters, plus an array of personal aircraft, impressive high-flying aerobatics displays and a tribute to aviators of days gone by. Gizmag headed to Avalon airport to check out the action in the skies and on the ground.

Highlights of this year's show include Singapore's Black Knights in their F-16C Fighting Falcons, the formidable USAF F-22 Raptor, outstanding aerobatics displays headlined by the Oris Immortals team – Jurgis Kairys, Skip Stewart and Melissa Pemberton – and historic battle re-enactments featuring replicas of famous aircraft such as the Red Baron's Fokker Dr.I Triplane.

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Head through to the gallery for a taste of the aerial treats on offer at the biggest airshow ever staged in Australia.

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