The count down is ON … only 21 days left until the Australian International Airshow 2019 at Avalon opens to the public. Check your calendar now to make sure your there when this great show takes off on Friday March 1st, 2019.
The Australian International Airshow which first commenced in 1992 sees Avalon Airport come alive with a civilian and military trade show at the start of the event. The airshow opens to the public on Friday afternoon through until Sunday. Once again on the Friday night the 1st March the airshow displays will start from 2pm for the Friday Night Alight spectacular until 9:15pm (approx.)
The Airshow is a biennial global business event, attracting senior civil aviation, air transport, aerospace and defence industry, military and government decision‐makers from around the world. The 2017 event included 664 companies from 25 countries, 158 delegations and more than 33,000 accredited trade attendances, with a total event attendance of 210,664.
The public Airshow runs alongside The Australian International Aerospace And Defence Exposition Avalon 2019. This is one of the region’s largest aviation, aerospace and defence trade shows.
26th February – 3rd March 2019 Australian International Aerospace And Defence Exposition Avalon 2019 (registered trade visitors only)
1st March – 3rd March Australian International Airshow (public access starts at 2pm on Friday)
**Hot Tip** Whilst the flying displays don’t start until 2pm on the Friday, if your a Gold Pass holder on the Friday you can get in to the airshow from 9am Friday. This is a great opportunity to get around the large number of aircraft on static display before the crowds build.
Take a look at the bottom of this story for links to the program details.
What to expect from the military!
There are always great displays from the Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, United States Air Force among many. This years line up for is looking like no exception.
So what can we expect this year in terms of the military displays? We thought we’d put together this montage in both video and pictorial format to give you some idea of what to see and hear. The confirmed military attendees this year looks like this:
Airbus A400M – Royal Malaysian Air Force
ARH Tiger Helicopter – Australian Army
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress – United States Air Force
Bell 429 Global Ranger – Royal Australian Navy
Boeing C-17A GLobemaster III – Royal Australian Air Force
Boeing C-17A Globemaster III – United States Air Force
Alenia C-27J Spartan – Royal Australian Air Force
Lockheed C-130H Hercules – Royal New Zealand Air Force
Lockheed C-103J Hercules – Royal Australian Air Force
CASA CN-235 – ARMEE DE L’AIR (FRENCH AIR FORCE)
Boeing CH-47F Chinook – Australian Army
Boeing CH-47 Chinook – Republic of Singapore Air Force
Boeing E-7A Wedgetail – Royal Australian Air Force
Boeing EA-18G Growler – Royal Australian Air Force
Airbus Helicopters EC-135T2+ – Royal Australian Navy
Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor – United States Air Force
Boeing F/A-18A Hornet – Royal Australian Air Force
Boeing F/A-18-F Super Hornet – Royal Australian Air Force
Lockheed Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighter – Royal Australian Air Force
BAe Hawk-127 – Royal Australian Air Force
Beechcraft King Air 350 – Royal Australian Air Force
Beechcraft King Air 350 – Royal New Zealand Air Force
Kawasaki C-2 – KoKu-Jieitai (JAPAN AIR SELF DEFENSE FORCE)
Airbus MRTT- KC-30A – Royal Australian Air Force
Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker – United States Air Force
Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk – Royal Australian Navy
MRH-90 Taipan – Australian Army & Royal Australian Navy
Boeing P-8 Poseiden – Royal Australian Air Force
Boeing P-8 Poseiden – United States Navy
Pilatus PC-21 – Royal Australian Air Force
Pilatus PC-21 Republic of Singapore Air Force
Pilatus PC-9/A – Royal Australian Air Force
More Information and links to resources and tickets.
As Australia’s premier Airshow its an event not to be missed. For more information here are a few handy links:
The Public display programs can be found HERE
Tickets for the airshow are able to be purchased now. Please follow this link
And if your want more on the Australian International Airshow take a look at some of ASO’s articles from previous years HERE
See you at the show!
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