Aviation spectacular at CMA 2014 Air Show
For two days in March 2014 the birthplace of the Royal Australian Air Force at Point Cook will be the scene of a not-to-be-missed aviation spectacular celebrating 100 Years of Military Aviation in Australia.
The Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show, to be held 1 -2 March 2014 at RAAF Base Point Cook outside Melbourne, is destined to be an historic and memorable event.
On display for the first time at the Air Show will be a newly built replica of a Bristol Boxkite Aeroplane. No original Boxkite aircraft exist today. The Boxkite replica, built at the RAAF Museum at Point Cook, recently completed a program of flight testing when the aircraft was successfully flown on Wednesday, 11 September 2013.
Point Cook is the birthplace of military aviation in Australia and the oldest continually operating military airfield in the world.
Encompassing a spectacular Air Show with air displays and ground displays, the Centenary of Military Aviation is a national event celebrating 100 years of military aviation in Australia.
Gates are open from 8am to 4pm. Flying displays will be held from 10am to 3:30pm. The flying program is the same for both days.
These aircraft will conduct flying displays:
RAAF: F/A-18F Super Hornet, Hawk 127, E-7A Wedgetail, AP-3C Orion, KC-30A MRTT, KA350 King Air, and PC-9/A (Roulettes).
RAN: Bell UH-1B, Tracker, S-70B-2 Seahawk and Squirrel.
C -17A Globemaster and C-130J Hercules will be on static display
Historical aircraft to be on the ground: A94 CAC Sabre, Replica Bristol BoxKite, SE5a, Sopwith Pup, Gypsy Moth, DH89 Rapide, Avro Cadet, Auster, Ryan STM, Waco, Hudson, Wirraway, P40 Kittyhawk, CAC Boomerang, Spitfire, Mustang, Meteor, Vampire, Caribou, Catalina, Neptune, C47, Winjeel, CT4A, nad Harvard.
In addition, there will be a number of grand displays, including: RAAF Museum, RAAF Balloon, RAAF Band, RAAF fire fighters display, Air defence, Telecommunications, Drug and bomb detection dogs and Military working dogs (including the puppy nursery).
Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster.