EXACTLY 100 YEARS after the death of the Red Baron, join a thrilling tribute to all Knights of the Skies as TAVAS showcases the only collection of flying Great War aircraft types in Australia – plus more from WW2, Korea, Vietnam and the modern day – over one unique family weekend.
COME AND ENJOY:
- Australia's only collection of accurate, flying WW1 replicas and reproductions
- Warbirds from WW2 to Vietnam
- Modern Australian Defence Force aircraft
- Numerous other antique and modern aircraft
- Free WW1 fighter flight simulator experience
- Joy flights, static displays, vehicles and re-enactors
- Have your photo taken in an ex jet fighter cockpit
- A great choice of food and drink vendors (click for more details) plus a FREE water refill station
- Free car parking on the airfield
The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) exists to raise awareness of the significant part Australians played in the first air war and how that developed our aviation industry after WW1.
Come and salute those early aviators with us, along with all those who flew in all past wars.
Scroll down for a list of attending aircraft.
A great family event
Gates open 9am til 3pm both days..
• Adults – $30
• Children* (under 16 years) – FREE
• Fly-In visitors – FREE
If flying in you must click here and read this info first.
Note: All gate sales will be cash only. Please assist us by having the correct entry amount with you.
*Children must be in the company of an adult.
Remember to bring
...your hat, sunglasses, sun-screen, bottled water, comfortable footwear, fold-up chairs (if you have them) and adequate cash for on-site refreshments. An ATM will be available at the event, but with a limited money supply.
Read the full Conditions of Entry HERE.
See history fly!
This 2017 report gives a good idea of what you can look forward to...
AIRCRAFT ON SHOW IN 2018
The rare and unique aircraft you can expect to see include:
PRE WORLD WAR 1
1909 Johnson Monoplane*, 1909 Demoiselle, 1910 Farman III
WORLD WAR 1
Fokker E.III Eindecker, Sopwith Triplane, Nieuport 24, SE5a, Fokker Dr.I Triplane, Bristol F2b Fighter, Fokker DVII* and Fokker D.VIII
This is the ONLY collection of flying WW1 type aircraft in Australia!
BETWEEN THE WARS
WORLD WAR 2
Yak 3, Wirraway, SNJ
*Denotes aircraft not yet flying, still under restoration/construction
Australian-built P-51D Mustang (CA-18)
Mig 17 jet fighter (static), DHC-4 Caribou (static), Cessna O-1 BirdDog
OTHER VINTAGE AIRCRAFT
1929 Fleet, C-140, C-195, 1928-designed Pietenpol Aircamper, DH Drover*
(Used by various military forces)
DH Devon, DH Tiger Moth, Auster, Yak 52, T-34 Mentor, T-28 Trojan, DHC-1 Chipmunk
F/A-18F Super Hornet
Many of these aircraft reside at Caboolture Airfield, others will be flying in for the event.
All aircraft availability and flying is dependent on serviceability and weather on the day.
- Take the M1 motorway (Bruce Highway) to Caboolture.
(i.e. Northbound from Brisbane, Southbound from the Sunshine Coast.)
- Take the Bribie island off-ramp
(Exit #152) and join Bribie Island Rd eastbound toward Bribie Island.
- Take the first left into Aerodrome Rd.
(This is only about 100m from the M1, between the Sundowner Hotel and Beecham Holden.)
- Follow Aerodrome Road all the way
to the end and our traffic marshals will direct you to parking.
Entry to this event is subject to a bag check. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
No BYO alcohol, no smoking, no animals, and no prohibited items are allowed.
Be sure to read the full Conditions of Entry before you arrive.
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