Arts & Entertainment

Wings Over Illawarra

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The largest airshow of its kind in Australia, Wings Over Illawarra, is once again set to bring some of Australia’s finest display pilots and aircraft to an airshow within easy driving distance of Sydney.

The event will feature “high-octane aerobatic displays” in the skies above the Illawarra Regional Airport said event director Mark Bright. These feats will be carried out by the country’s top pilots including “Red Bull air-racer Matt Hall and stunt pilot Paul Bennet with flyovers also performed by modern military fighters and helicopters from the Australian Defence Force and a huge array of magnificent aircraft of yesteryear.” 

For the aircraft buff, attendees will also have full access to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society.

Wings Over Illawarra doesn’t just cater to the aircraft aficionado though. Throughout the day there will also be a fun carnival atmosphere for the entire family to enjoy, with unlimited carnival rides throughout the day included in the price of admission. Adrenaline junkies will also be treated to some spectacular aerial displays by freestyle motocross riders.

To top things off McDonalds franchises throughout the Illawarra are offering attendees of the airshow a special Wings Over Illawarra discount. So grab a meal either on your way down or on the way home afterwards.

May 4-5. Bright Events Hangar at 1/32 Airport Road, Illawarra Regional Airport, Albion Park Rail. $40-$230+b.f. Tickets & Info: