Airshow to land in Cessnock
Cessnock City Council welcomed the announcement that AirVenture Australia’s premier airshow will be hosted at Cessnock Airport from 20 to 22 September 2018.
The three day event aims to provide a single place where anyone with an interest in aviation can gather to share their passion.
It will feature trade displays and educational seminars for any member of the public interested in aviation and members of Recreational Aviation Australia and other aviation bodies, such as the Parachuting Federation, war birds, sports and amateur built aircraft. In addition to static displays of aircraft, everything associated with maintaining, designing, building, flying, training and teaching will be on display.
The event will culminate in a fantastic airshow on Saturday afternoon where people can sit back and enjoy some great aerial displays.
Council is supporting the event which is expected to attract up to 10,000 people and provide a huge boost to local business.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said he was pleased AirVenture chose Cessnock to host this exciting event and hopes to see it added to the annual calendar.
“We’ve never hosted anything like this before. It will not only attract more visitors to our region, but also be a great event for local residents to experience.”
“It’s wonderful to attract another fantastic event to our region and no doubt it will provide a healthy injection into our local economy.”
AirVenture Australia’s David Young said the team is excited about this year’s event.
“We’re ecstatic that Cessnock City Council and the local community have got behind this year’s event. It’s onward and upward from here as we grow AirVenture with the beautiful Hunter Valley as our backdrop.”
Tickets include entry to all three days and when bought online are $35 each and $70 per family. Gate prices will be $50 each and $100 per family. For more information, visit www.airventureaustralia.com.au.