Next year’s Avalon Airshow commemorates the centenary of ANZAC with the flying display focusing primarily on military aviation through the past 100 years. In addition to the very familiar ex-military types we see regularly at airshows, this event will see an extra special treat with over a dozen WWI types being brought in from TVAL in New Zealand as well as aircraft from TVAS in Queensland. Together these aircraft will put on a simulated battle with ground troops and historic military vehicles. For those that have seen these displays in New Zealand, you’ll know what an amazing sight this is and well worth attending Avalon to see this once in a lifetime (in Australia at least) event.
Once again the Antiquers will have prime position in the General Aviation and Airports static display area and once again we are looking for members who are keen and willing to attend the airshow and have their aircraft on display to showcase what the association is about – restoring, owning, maintaining and flying vintage aircraft.
The Antiquers static display area will be located alongside the primary taxiway and is the first static display area the public see when crossing from the exhibition area ensuring maximum exposure for our aircraft and the association. The Antiquers marquee will be setup as previous years as a hub for members with seats, prime viewing of the airshow, nibbles and cold drinks as well as a place to get out of the sun and away from the crowds.
In addition to our primary static display area, the Antiquers will be partnering with Shannons Car Insurance for an exciting new concept for Avalon, an historic “Wings and Wheels” display. The concept of this display is to have 2 aircraft from each decade from the 1930’s through to the 1960’s which will be matched by Shannons with 5-10 historic vehicles from the same vintage. Imagine a Stinson Reliant and Cabin Waco surrounded by 1930’s era Packards, Cadillacs and Mercedes or Cessna 195 and Auster surrounded by 1940’s era Chevrolets, MGs and Austins. This will be a great draw card for both aviation and motoring enthusiasts and another great opportunity to showcase and promote the association.
As an incentive to get involved, members who display their aircraft will be provided with a contribution towards fuel costs to get to and from Avalon. In addition to a contribution to your fuel costs, display participants will also receive 4 airshow passes, participant patches, entry into the Concourse d’Elegance for their aircraft, access to Club Airsport, admission to the Saturday evening presentation dinner and free use of camping facilities located at Lara which includes free bus shuttle to and from Avalon.
We are looking for up to 15 aircraft of all eras and types for the primary Antiquers display and 8 aircraft for the Wings and Wheels display. Participants will need to be able to have their aircraft at Avalon no later than Thursday the 26th of February and won’t be able to leave until after the airshow finishes on Sunday the 1st of March.
If you are keen, willing and able to get involved and have your aircraft on display, please send an email with your details to firstname.lastname@example.org