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FAQ's

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Alcohol

 

• No alcohol can be brought onto the Airshow site.

Aircraft

• List of aircraft attending the event will be confirmed on our website.

Note: due to unforseen circumstances with weather, conflict around the world and aircraft breakdowns, the aircraft maybe delayed or not available.

Aircraft Fly In

• Private light aircraft may fly directly into the Airshow.

• All enquiries direct to Airshow website under FLYING IN for NOTAM or AIPSUP instructions.

Aircraft Night Departures

• All enquiries direct to Airshow website under FLYING IN.

Animals

• No animals are permitted on site e.g. dogs

Airshow Express

• V/Line train and connecting shuttle service via Lara Station to the Airshow site.

From Melbourne to Avalon Airport (return)
includes Metropolitan Zone 1 & 2 travel
Adults: $16.00
Concession/Child: $11.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $43.00
 
From Geelong to Avalon (return)
includes Geelong Transit System travel
Adults: $ 7.00
Concession/Child: $ 5.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $18.00
 
From Lara to Avalon Airport (return) – shuttle bus only
Adults: $ 7.00
Concession/Child: $ 5.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $18.00
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Baby Care Facilities

• Available in the toilet blocks.

Bank on Site

• ATM’s will be available on site.

Bicycles

• Bicycles are not permitted on the Airshow site.

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Cafes

• Food outlets will be available throughout the Airshow site.

Cameras & Videos

• Camera & videos are encouraged.

Camp Site

• No Powered sites available.

• Campsite opens from Friday 6 March to Monday 16 March 2009.

• Cost $30 per person per day.

• Campsite is in Lara. Approx 7km to Airshow site.

• No generators permitted due to fire risks.

• Camping regulations apply.

• Free shuttle bus service on a regular basis from the campsite to the Airshow site.

• Campsite equipped with showers and toilets.

• All enquiries and bookings direct to Airshows Downunder
P: 5282 0500
E: accounts@amda.com.au

Car

• Car parking fee applies $10 per car.

Chairs

• Patrons are permitted to bring chairs onto the Airshow site.

Charter Flights

• Contact local airport.

• Direct Air (Essendon Airport) P: (03) 9379 6099

• Pearson Aviation (Essendon Airport)
P: (03) 9379 1644
M: 0421 993 456

Concessions

• APPLIES TO PENSION CARD HOLDERS, HCC AND STUDENT CARDS.

• Concessions available on V/Line train/ shuttle service.

Companion Card

• Applies to the event. The holder receives their ticket free.

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Disabled

• Disabled facilities available in both Site area and Gold Pass enclosure.

• Car park attendants will direct disabled patrons to the closest car park bays to entry gates. Disabled Car Parking for accredited pass holders only.

• Disabled patrons DO NOT receive a discount on General Admission or Gold Pass tickets.

• Holders of a Companion Card receive their ticket free.

• V/Line trains and shuttles are fully accessible.

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Expo Exhibition Hall

• Extensive exhibition of aerospace products.

• 611 exhibitors from 20 countries at 2007 Australian International Air Show.

• Expo open Tue 10 March to Sun 15 March 2009.

• Expo open to industry professionals and trade visitors only Tuesday 10 March to Friday 13 March 2pm (closed to the general public).

• Expo Open from 9am-5pm (Tuesday – Sunday).

• Expo NOT open for the Night Alight Show on Friday 13 March 2009. Expo closes at 5pm.

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First Aid

 

• St Johns Ambulance.

Fly In

• Private light aircraft may fly directly into the Airshow.

• All enquiries direct to Airshow website under FLYING IN for NOTAM or AIPSUP instructions.

Flying Display

• Features commercial, military, recreational and sporting aircraft from around the world.

TRADE DAYS (closed to the general public)
(Strictly reserved for accredited industry visitors over 16 years of age)
Tuesday 10 March to Thursday 12 March 2009.
Flying demonstrations from 2.30pm – 4.30pm daily.

NIGHT SHOW
(Public night)
Friday 13 March 2009
Flying Displays from 3pm to 9pm (approx)
(International Aerospace Expo Closed from 5pm)

PUBLIC DAYS
Friday 13 March after 2pm
Flying Displays from 3pm to 9pm (approx)
Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 March
Flying displays from 10am to 4pm daily

G
Golf Buggies

• There will be no golf buggies available at the Airshow for hire.

• Patrons are not permitted to bring their own.

Gull Bus

Airport-Geelong Transfer
P: 03 5222 4966
F: 03 5222 4956
W: www.gull.com.au

H
Hours Trade Visitors

• Gates open 9am – 5pm (Tuesday – Thursday)

• Gates open 9am – 2pm (Friday)

Hours General Public

• Gates open 2pm – 10pm (Friday)

• Gates open 8am – 6pm (Saturday – Sunday)

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Information on Event • E: airshow@amda.com.au
Information on site

• Public information booths are at key locations on site.

Joy Flights

• Helicopter flights are available at the show.

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Location

• Avalon Airport located 52 kms from Melbourne CBD.

• Avalon Airport located 69 kms from Tullamarine Airport.

• Avalon Airport located 19 kms from Geelong.

• Avalon Airport located 8kms from Lara Station.

Lockers

• Not available on site.

Lost Property

Will be handed into the Police Station on site.

M
Merchandise

• Official Merchandisers are Special Event Merchandisers
T: 03 9569 3055

Mobile Phones

• Mobile phones are permitted on site.

• Reception is not always clear.

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Night Alight

• Friday 13 March 2009.

• Gates open from:
General Public : 2.00pm-9:00pm
Gold Pass Ticket Holders: 9.00am to 10.00pm

• Flying display from 3pm to 9pm (approx)

• Individual acts NOT CONFIRMED

• Ground exhibits from 2pm

NB: The Expo is NOT open after 5pm

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Packages New Zealand:
Phone: 64 9 358 7825
Fax: 64 9 358 7820
Email: craighu@hot.co.nz
Web: www.houseoftravel.co.nz
Voted New Zealand's best travel website.

TravelManagers Australia
Phone: 03 9742 4432
Mobile:  0417 526 676
Fax: 03 9742 4195
Web: www.travelmanagers.com.au
Email:  fayel@travelmanagers.com.au

Parking

• Parking Fee applies $10.00 per vehicle to be paid on arrival.

• Plenty of parking available.

• Gold Pass ticket holders have complimentary access to public parking.

• Disabled patrons will be directed to car parks located as close as possible to entry gates. Disabled Car Parking for accredited pass holders only.

Pass Outs

• Pass Outs will be available.

• Pass Outs will be valid for the same day ONLY.

Pensioner Card Holders

• Concession rates available to Pension Card Holders.

Pets

• Pets are not permitted on the Airshow site.

Photographers Pass

• Not available for this event.

Post Office on Site

• Australia Post

Public Days

Friday 13 March 2009 - Night Alight
Night show spectacular
Gates open from 2pm - 10:00pm
Flying display from 3pm – 9pm (approx)
Ground exhibits from 2pm
Individual Acts NOT confirmed
NB:  The Expo is NOT open after 5pm

Saturday 14 March 2009
Gates open from 8am - 6pm.
Flying displays from 10am – 4pm

Sunday 15 March 2009
Gates open from 8am - 6pm.
Flying displays from 10am – 4pm

Public Transport

• Train services to Lara Station will be available where a shuttle bus service will take visitors to the main entrance of the Airshow site.

From Melbourne to Avalon Airport (return)
includes Metropolitan Zone 1 & 2 travel
Adults: $16.00
Concession/Child: $11.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $43.00
 
From Geelong to Avalon (return)
includes Geelong Transit System travel
Adults: $ 7.00
Concession/Child: $ 5.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $18.00
 
From Lara to Avalon Airport (return) – shuttle bus only
Adults: $ 7.00
Concession/Child: $ 5.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $18.00

Click here for timetable information

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Refunds

• NO REFUNDS

Roof on Grandstands

• Advise clients that hats and sunscreen is recommended as grandstands ARE NOT undercover.

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Senior Citizens

• Rest facilities are available on site.

Seniors Card Holders

• Seniors Card does not qualify as a concession.

• Concession is only available with a Pension Card.

Shuttle Bus

• Shuttle bus service is available from the Lara Train station to the Airshow site.

From Melbourne to Avalon Airport (return)
includes Metropolitan Zone 1 & 2 travel
Adults: $16.00
Concession/Child: $11.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $43.00
 
From Geelong to Avalon (return)
includes Geelong Transit System travel
Adults: $ 7.00
Concession/Child: $ 5.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $18.00
 
From Lara to Avalon Airport (return) – shuttle bus only
Adults: $ 7.00
Concession/Child: $ 5.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $18.00

• Shuttle bus service will operate from the campsite to the Airshow site for campers and is free.

• Shuttle bus service is free from Avalon East to the Airshow site.

• Shuttle bus service is free from Jetstar Terminal to Airshow entrance gate.

Students

• CONCESSION WITH STUDENT CARD.

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Taxis

Taxis ramp is available at the main entrance gate to the event.

Ticket Collection

• Ticketmaster on site at the main entrance.

Tickets

• Ticketmaster is the sole ticketing agent for Airshow 2009.

• Gold Pass tickets must be pre-purchased from Ticketmaster.

• General Admission tickets available in advance from Ticketmaster and will also be available at the gate.

• Group bookings are only available if pre-purchased through Ticketmaster.

• Trade Day tickets are only available at the gate.

• Pre purchase Trade Day tickets are not available.

Times
(Gate open/close times)

TRADE DAYS
Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 March 2009
9am-6pm
(Strictly reserved for accredited industry visitors over 16 years of age)

NIGHT ALIGHT
Friday 13 March 2009 (public general admission)
2pm-9pm (approx)

9am – 10pm ( Friday Gold Pass holders only)

PUBLIC DAYS
Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 March 2009
8 am – 6 pm

Tours

TravelManagers Australia
Phone: 03 9742 4432
Mobile:  0417 526 676
Fax: 03 9742 4195
Web: www.travelmanagers.com.au
Email:  fayel@travelmanagers.com.au

Trade Day Registration

Direct all enquiries to Airshows Downunder office

P: 03 5282 0500
E: prichards@amda.com.au

• Trade Days: Tuesday 10 - Friday 13 March - 9am to 5pm.

• Pre-registration is available online and is encouraged to save time registering on the day.

• Admission on these days is strictly reserved for accredited industry visitors over 16 years of age.

• Industry visitors must produce a business card, corporate identification or a letter of authority from their employer to register.

• Cost $50.00 person per day.

Transport

Trains – Contact Vline for further information on schedule.

From Melbourne to Avalon Airport (return)
includes Metropolitan Zone 1 & 2 travel
Adults: $16.00
Concession/Child: $11.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $43.00
 
From Geelong to Avalon (return)
includes Geelong Transit System travel
Adults: $ 7.00
Concession/Child: $ 5.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $18.00
 
From Lara to Avalon Airport (return) – shuttle bus only
Adults: $ 7.00
Concession/Child: $ 5.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $18.00

Click here for timetable information

Bus – TBA

Cars – Motor Vehicle Hire Company for the Event is Thrifty.

• Free Shuttle bus service from Jetstar terminal to Airshow entrance gate.

• Shuttle bus service is available from the Lara Train station to the Airshow site.

• Shuttle bus service will operate from the campsite to the Airshow site for campers and is free.

• Shuttle bus service is free from Avalon East to the Airshow site.

• Shuttle bus service is free from Jetstar Terminal to Airshow entrance gate.

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Wheelchair Hire

Wheelchairs are available for hire. Arrangements need to be made prior to the Event commencing.

Please contact:
Noel or Wade Ritchie
Geelong Medical Supplies
Phone: +61 (0)3 5272 1414
Email: sales@geelongmedical.com.au
Website: www.geelongmedical.com.au

FAQ's
Can I bring an umbrella?
Yes
Do you have a list of the aircraft flying in the display?
No, a list will appear on our website once we have confirmation. This list will be updated as required.
Is there a shuttle bus service available from the campsite to the Airshow site?
There is a free shuttle bus service from the campsite for all campers only. This run on a regular basis.
Is the expo hall open Friday night?
No
Is there a shuttle bus service from Avalon East to the Airshow site?
Yes
Is the grandstand covered?
No
Are grandstand seats numbered?
Yes. The gold pass is reserved seating only.
Can I catch a bus from Tullamarine to the Airshow?
No
Does Qantas have a charted flight to the Airshow?
No
Will Jetstar flights interfere with the Airshow?
No, they will just fit into the flying program
Is the campsite powered?
No
Are the Russians coming?
No
Will I be delayed with traffic congestion into the Airshow site?
No
How do I fly into the Airshow site?
Refer to our Flying In section
Can I hire a motor vehicle at the Air Show?
Yes. The car hire company is Thrifty
 
 
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