The skies over Central Coast Airport at Warnervale will roar into life with the sights and sounds of the 2021 Central Coast Airshow over the weekend of May 22 and 23.
Whether you are a die-hard aviation enthusiast or just looking for a fun weekend out with the family, 0organisers claim that there will be something for everyone at the air show.
The airborne entertainment will be a spectacle with a huge line-up of aircraft.
Leading the charge will be a display by the cutting edge fighter jet, the RAAF F-35A Lightning II.
This will be the debut of a new performance from the aircraft and the first with its own dedicated RAAF display pilot.
Support from Defence Australia and the RAAF will continue with an appearance from the Air Force Roulettes.
Arriving in style in their state-of-the-art Pilatus PC-21 trainers, this seven-plane aerobatic formation display will have spectators holding their breath as the Roulettes show just what fighter pilots are capable of.
The aerobatic displays will continue with performances from champion pilot, Paul Bennet, in his Wolf Pitts Pro, and one of Australia’s favourite aerobatic formation groups, The SkyAces.
It won’t be just new things though, a whole roster of rare and unique warbirds will be turning back the clock with their own displays.
Spectators can relive history with classic warbirds including the famous Spitfire, Mustang, Kittyhawk, Grumman Avenger and even homegrown heroes including the CAC Wirraway and CAC Boomerang, among many others.
On the ground, the action continues with some special guests.
Extreme motorsport performer, Matt Mingay, and the Stuntz Inc Hot Wheels Stunt Team will be live at the show, offering some thrills.
After some Hot Wheels action, Matt will take on aerobatic champion, Paul Bennet, head-to-head in a high intensity drag race with car versus stunt plane.
If that still isn’t enough action, there will be a death defying, heart stopping stunt involving freestyle motocross daredevil, Jacko Strong and his crew, with a high performance aerobatic plane and a huge ramp.
Spectators will also discover a vibrant ground festival across the airport, packed with street food, local markets, amusement rides for the young ones, RAAF displays and plenty of entertainment for all, including live music on the Saturday afternoon.
It’s been more than 30 years since an air show has taken place at Central Coast Airport at Warnervale and this one is expected to draw large crowds to the region, providing a significant boost to the local economy and inspiring the next generation of Australian aviators.
NSW Dine & Discover vouchers will be accepted at the gate towards a ticket purchase.
Central Coast Airport does not have any on-site parking and several alternative transport options are being arranged for the event, including off-site parking, shuttle buses and public transport.
Shuttle buses will operate across the local area with numerous pick-up points at local train stations, bus stops and off-site parking areas.
For more information go online to centralcoastairshow.com.au
Media release, May 10
Your Central Coast Airport Association