For everyone who ever wished they could fly, getting up close and personal with an airplane is always thrilling, even if it is the second best option. Or if you simply love big machines, then the Essendon Fields Expo is the event for you. The team behind Essendon Fields Airport are opening their hangars and inviting everyone in on Sunday 1st May 2016 for a close up look at some of the aircraft. You can walk right along the tarmac and enjoy some pretty cutting edge aircraft. 'From historic airliners to jets and rescue aircraft this is your chance to chat to those who fly these planes each day.'
The Essendon Fields Expo could also be the stepping-stone to a new career in or alongside the aviation industry. Several companies based at Essendon Fields are looking to recruit new staff. Register on the day for Job Alerts and regular information.
Essendon Airport offers a range of travel, escape and tourism opportunities. View the range of scenic flights leaving from Essendon Airport for a bird's eye view of the Great Ocean Road, or hop across to King Island for a spot of golf. Find out more about these services on the day.
Also based at Essendon Fields is the DFO discount outlet warehouse. Shop, shop, shop, the outlet experience can easily take all day. Kids can get some serious airtime inside the jumping castle and dining is an option at the LaManna Direct.
This will be your last opportunity to see the Essendon Airfields Terminal before refurbishment works begin, so don't miss out. Put this one on your calendar now. There is more information about the Essendon Airfields and their events on both the website and Facebook page.
Essendon Fields Airport is located at 72 Hargrave Avenue, Essendon Fields. There is onsite parking or access the airport via Service 59 Tram from Elizabeth Street, Melbourne or train to Essendon Train Station.