16 March 2017
Take off on an aeronautical adventure at the Wings Over Illawarra airshow. Held at Illawarra Regional Airport, just 80 minutes from Sydney, Wings Over Illawarra will put on some of the best aerial displays in Australia. Watch the skies in wonder as planes loop through the air and perform awe-inspiring aerobatics over two days of aircraft exhibitions on May 6th and 7th.
Wings Over Illawarra will feature formation flying and spectacular aviation demonstrations from the Australian Defence Force, alongside rare displays of vintage warbirds and classic aircraft from the past. Marvel at the range of historic aircraft on display, which includes an iconic Qantas 747 VH-OJA and the 1955 Super Constellation—a fully restored American military airliner. Discover classic warbirds like the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, a single-seat, single-engine fighter jet used by German pilots during World War II. Streamlined to take on the Royal Air Force’s front-line fighters, this plane went on to be known as one of the best fighter planes of the Second World War.
There will also be an amazing aviation display from the CAC CA-18 P-51 Mustang. This long-range, single-seat fighter bomber was used during a number of wars including World War II and the Korean War. Seeing this beautiful vintage plane take to the skies is set to be a unique experience for anyone interested in aircraft. On top of this, Australia’s top race pilot Matt Hall will also be performing jaw-dropping aeronautical acrobatics. The former RAAF Fighter Combat instructor was the first ever Australian to earn a spot in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
As the second largest airshow in Australia, this is sure to be a memorable experience for any aviation enthusiasts. That said, it’s not just aeroplane buffs who’ll have a blast at Wings Over Illawarra. There’s a lot to see and do at the expo, from aerial displays and helicopter joyrides to flight simulators and exhibitions of classic cars and motorbikes. Those looking for a relaxing day out can simply sit back and watch as planes make swooping manoeuvres above the stunning landscape of the Illawarra.
While you’re in the area, check out the inaugural Aviatex aviation expo, which runs from May 5th to 7th. Also held at Illawarra Regional Airport, Aviatex is an all-new trade show specialising in the recreational and light sport markets. Making flying affordable and accessible, Aviatex will show how aviation can become a fun hobby for the whole family.
Tickets for the Wings Over Illawarra Air Show are on sale now. Get yours now to avoid missing out on this one-of-a-kind event!