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Taking flight in The Middle of Everywhere: Airshow returns to wow crowds at West Sale Airport
February 29, 2024

Spectacular stunts, phenomenal fly-bys and daredevil displays are guaranteed to thrill spectators when the ANZAC Weekend Air Show tears into West Sale Airport on 27 and 28 April.

Building on the success of the inaugural event in 2022, this year's event will be a two day action-packed extravaganza that promises to get your heart racing. From aerobatic demonstrations from commercial pilots and the RAAF, to an amazing array of historic and modern aircraft to view up close. For those who don't discriminate between engines, the car and motorcycle display will include classic and modern vehicles, emergency response and Defence vehicle displays. In a first for the event and for the area, the airshow will also welcome Hot Wheels to the stage.

The Gippsland Armed Forces Museum will be open to all ticket holders, and a range of interesting exhibits from the aviation industry and other local businesses will allow people to chat to experts in their field, and browse the products and services they have to offer. This year’s airshow will also feature an Employment Hub, which will allow industry specific businesses to showcase what’s needed to work with them.

To match the vintage vibe, entrants can enter the Vintage Fashion Show which celebrates classic outfits of yesteryear to win some fantastic prizes.

The Middle of Everywhere will be on show, with local talent headlining the live music lineup, and an array of food vans and stalls serving up delicious Gippsland produce.

Wellington Shire Council Mayor Ian Bye said the biennial event welcomed thousands of people to the area, creating flow-on benefits for local tourism, accommodation, hospitality and retail operators.

“More than 12,000 people attended over the two days in 2022, bringing an estimated $1.36 million into the local economy, according to Visit Victoria,” Cr Bye said.

"As well as providing a welcome boost for our local businesses, it's an opportunity to showcase our scenic mountain ranges, pristine beaches and outstanding open spaces with visitors and the community.”

“Not to mention, it’s a ripper weekend for the whole family.”

The second ANZAC Weekend Airshow will run from 10am until 4pm each day on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April, 2024. Visit here for more information or to purchase tickets.

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