Join TAVAS for a unique and exciting tribute to the Knights of the Skies. You’ll see Australia’s
- Australia's only collection of accurate, flying WW1 replicas and reproductions
- Warbirds from WW2 to Vietnam
- Numerous antique and modern aircraft
- Joy flights, static displays, vehicles and re-enactors
- Have your photo taken in an ex jet fighter cockpit
- Face painting for kids
- A great choice of food and drink vendors
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.)
CAN YOU HELP?
Be a part of this unique aviation weekend.
CLICK HERE to join our volunteers.
A GREAT FAMILY EVENT
See History Fly!
Gates open 9am til 3pm on both days.
• Adults – $20
• Children under 16 – FREE
• Fly-In visitors – FREE
If flying in you must click here and read this info first.
(Children MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times during the event. Read the full Conditions of Entry HERE.)
Note: Entry and refreshments will be cash only. Please assist us by having the correct entry amount with you. An ATM will be available at the event, but with a limited money supply.
REMEMBER TO BRING your hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable footwear, fold-up chairs (if you have them) and adequate cash.
This coverage of last year's event gives a good idea of what you can look forward to...
AIRCRAFT ON SHOW IN 2017
The rare and unique aircraft you can expect to see this year include:
PRE WORLD WAR 1
1901 Whitehead No.21 (static), 1909 Johnson Monoplane*, 1909 Demoiselle
WORLD WAR 1
Fokker E.III Eindecker, Sopwith Triplane, Nieuport 17, 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
OTHER VINTAGE AIRCRAFT
1929 Fleet, C-140, C-195, 1928-designed Pietenpol Aircamper, DH Drover*
WORLD WAR 2
Bristol Beaufort*, Wirraway, SNJ
Australian-built P-51D Mustang (CA-18)
Mig 17 jet fighter (static), DHC-4 Caribou (static)
(Used by various military forces)
DH Devon, DH Tiger Moth, Auster, Yak 52, T-34 Mentor, T-28 Trojan, DHC-1 Chipmunk
*Denotes aircraft not yet flying, still under restoration/construction
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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