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Centenary of Military Aviation Point Cook Air Show 2014

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Published January 24th 2014

Point Cook Air base is celebrating it's 100th year of military aviation on the weekend of March 1st and 2nd with a spectacular air show set to take place.

You can be a part of the celebrations and enjoy the air show and ground displays presented by the Royal Australian Air Force at RAAF Williams, Point Cook by purchasing your tickets through Tiketmaster here. Adults tickets are $30 whilst children aged 5-15 are $10 or a family pass of 2 adults 2 children is $76. Parking passes are available to purchase with your ticket for an extra $10. Keep in mind though that your air show ticket entitles you to free public transport for train and bus services within the metro zones 1 2.

Rear ramp of the C-17 Globemaster

At the airshow you can expect to see a wide range of Military and Navy aircraft that will come from all over Australia to be a part of the airshow. Among some of the planes that are expected to be on display are the F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing 737 Wedgetail, The Roulette's, C-17 A Globemaster, Bristol Freighter, T6 Harvard, P40 Kittyhawk, Supermarine Spitfire, Avro 643 Cadet, and the De Havilland D.H 60 Moth all but to name a few of the 63 aircraft listed to take part in the airshow.

Perhaps the most exciting aircraft for Point Cook historians and military aviation enthusiasts ( for the centenary celebrations) will be the newly built replica Bristol BoxKite aeroplane making it's first appearance at Point Cook. What makes the occasion special for those who don't know is that the first military aircraft to fly into Point Cook was a Bristol BoxKite on the 1st of March 1914. Which will make it 100 years to the day .Whilst no original Britol BoxKite planes survive there are only 3 replicas worldwide.

Aviation Fire truck

The ground displays will be intersting and varied and include RAAF museum displays, heavy machinery display, RAAF fire fighters, telecommunications ground display, military working dogs/drug and bomb detection dogs and puppy nursery. Weapons and ground patrol display, air defence display, air traffic control and RAAF band.

It's certainly enough to keep everyone entertained for the day.

Gates open at 8am and flying commences at 10am and finishes at 3:30pm. The flying program is the same for BOTH days.

Parking: For those who can't make it by public transport there is parking available for $10. Due to high traffic volume there will be some road closures and organisers recommend people follow the electronic road side signs to the event rather than use GPS.

Vehicle access is via Duncans Rd, Hoppers Lane and Aviation Rd ONLY. To view a map of the parking areas click here.

There will be NO show access via Point Cook Rd.

Enjoy the airshow.

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Why? Celebrate 100 years of military aviation
When: 1st and 2nd of March 2014
Where: Point Cook RAAF base
Cost: $30 adult, $10 child, $76 family of 2 adults and 2 children
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