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
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
Gates open 9am til 3pm on both days...
Pre-Purchase Your Tickets and SAVE
• Adult – from $25
ª Children under 16 – FREE
MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times at the event.
• Fly-In visitors – FREE
If flying in you must click here and read this info first.
PLUS all pre-purchased tickets include:
- special discount
- express entry lane
- 2 for 1 TAVAS Museum entry
- BONUS Poster (TAVAS WW1 aircraft)
- FREE download of The Red Battle Flyer
by Manfred von Richthofen himself.
REMEMBER TO BRING... your hat, sunglasses, sun-screen, 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.
Prefer to pay on the day?
• Adult Gate Sales – $30
Note that gate sales will be cash only. Please assist us by having the correct entry amount with you.
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
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.
© 2017 The Australian Vintage Aviation Society. All rights reserved.