A BIG REMINDER that the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour (near Airlie Beach) is celebrating 50 years with the 2011 Grand Airshow to be held on Sunday 1 May.
There will be air displays by the RAAF Roulettes, MaxxG Aerobatics, Dwyer Aviation, Skydive Airlie Beach and CHC Helicopters. Local radio station, HOT FM will be broadcasting live. There will also be scenic joyflights available, as well as plenty of other entertainment and plenty of food stalls. There is also a huge static display giving you a chance to get up close and personal with aircraft and pilots.
The entry fee is $5 (children 5 and under are FREE) and the action starts at 10am.
PLEASE NOTE! There will be NO PARKING at the Airport - people are encouraged to use the 'Park and Ride' bus service from the PCYC at Jubilee Pocket.
The last airshow at the airport was two years ago to celebrate the official opening of the Whitsunday Aviation Village Estate (WAVE), and judging by these photos below of that event, this years show looks like it will be a great day for all!