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2013 Australian International Airshow


The Australian International Airshow is back at Avalon from the 26th of February to the 3rd of March in what promises to be the biggest event in our region this year.

The trade days take place over the first three days and see governments, business and the aerospace come together for a huge trade exposition where tens of millions of dollars of trade is negotiated around some of the latest in cutting edge technology. The days include seminars, working displays and training programs.

The public days start in the afternoon of the 1st of March and continue over the Saturday and Sunday. In the past some of the biggest crowds ever seen at a event in Victoria attend to whiteness some of the most spectacular flying displays, get up close to some incredible static display and visit the large exhibition halls.

The event is held every second year on the odd numbered year and this year’s event marks the 11th time that Avalon has put on what is well regarded around internationally and Australia’s largest aviation, aerospace and defence event.

The event is not only a must for anyone interested in the aviation industry or even making a career in aerospace or defence it is a wonderful family event with so much to see and do for everyone in the family.

There are kid zones with lots of activities for the young, roaming entertainment, a wide range of food and other services on site and many opportunities for people to get up close and even inside some of the most amazing aircraft.

The flying displays will be without doubt the highlight of the 2013 Australian International Airshow, there will be some incredibly brave or crazy dare devils including the Breitling Wing Walkers, American Skip Stewart and Australia’s own Top Gun, Matt Hall who is a former Red Bull Air Ace pilot.

The show sees the cream of the Australian Defence Force attend bringing with them FA18 Hornets, Hercules, Orions, E-7A Wedgetails and the ever popular Roulettes to name a few. The United States always bring an impressive display of aircraft including massive carriers, bombers and some of their latest fighter jets.  The Royal New Zealand, Republic of Singapore, Royal Air force UK and Japan’s Self Defense Forces are only a few of the international guests who will be bringing aircraft to this year’s show for both static and flying displays.


There will be a whole range of historic aircraft from all eras of aviation, Spitfires, Tiger moths and dozens of other war birds, civilian aircraft and many rare and exotic planes, jets and helicopters with many of Australia’s and even some international aviation clubs taking part in the show.