Avalon 2023 is the Australian International Airshow, also known as the Avalon Airshow, held biennially at Avalon Airport in Geelong, Victoria. This year’s event will take place from 28 February to 5 March, and will be the first event since 2019. One of the highlights of the event is the Kids are free to attend for the first time – 15 years and under policy. Parking is also free for visitors. The event will kick off with the Friday Night Alight, featuring night aerobatics and a laser show.
What is the Avalon Airshow?
The event comprises of two sides – Avalon and Airshow. Avalon is the Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, also known as the Avalon Airshow, a major trade exposition for Australia’s aviation, aerospace and defence industries, typically attracting some 660+ participating exhibitor companies showcasing their products, services and technologies to a national and international audience. Companies from around the world will be in attendance to showcase new technologies, aircraft and other defence systems. This is a great opportunity for companies to network and establish new business partnerships. The exposition is also an opportunity for the public to learn more about the latest advancements in the aerospace and defence industries.
How many days does it go for?
The Airshow is a three-day, action-packed public spectacular with breathtaking public flying displays and an amazing array of static aircraft to view up close. Performers from Australia and around the world will come together at Avalon Airshow to dazzle, excite and take your breath away. The flying displays will include a wide range of aircraft from classic warbirds to the latest military fighters, helicopters and commercial airliners. The airshow will also feature aerobatic teams, including the world-renowned ROKAF Black Eagles, one of the most highly regarded military jet display teams.
In addition to the flying displays, there will be a wide range of ground displays and interactive exhibits. Visitors will have the opportunity to see aircraft up close, learn about their capabilities, and even go inside some of them. There will also be a range of vendors selling aviation-related merchandise, as well as food and drink options.
What is new this year?
This year’s event will also feature a new display team, the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) Black Eagles aerobatic team, one of the world’s most highly regarded military jet display teams, will perform at the Avalon Airshow. They are known for their precision and skill, and their performance is sure to be a highlight of the event.
And for those who are looking for a convenient place to stay while enjoying the airshow, the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport is a great option. Located just a 45-minute drive from Avalon Airport, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation and easy access to the Avalon Airshow.
Avalon Airshow is a must-attend event for anyone interested in aviation, aerospace, and defence. With a wide range of activities and displays, there is something for everyone. From the trade exposition to the public airshow, the Avalon Airshow is a great opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in the industry, see aircraft up close, and enjoy an action-packed weekend of entertainment. So mark your calendar for 28 February to 5 March and don’t miss this exciting event!