Air Power In Action: Airshow 2017 - InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

Air Power In Action: Airshow 2017



A high voltage array of the latest military heavy metal takes centre stage at The Australian International Airshow 2017.

Tickets are now on sales for this bi-annual event held at Avalon Airport from March 3 to 5, 2017. See the most potent assets in our air defence arsenal strut their awesome stuff at Australia’s world famous aviation spectacular.

The theme for the event is Air Power in Action. Marvel as jet fighters, strike bombers and heavy lift leviathans are joined by swarms of attack helicopters, from home and abroad, for a series of breathtaking routines and simulated combat manoeuvres.

The event also features the best collection of aerobatic daredevils ever to be gathered together for an Australian air show. Their high flying antics and precision manoeuvres promise to leave the crowd spellbound.

There will also be historic aircraft from the classic years of aviation and the most comprehensive collection of World War II aircraft ever to soar skyward at Avalon.

On the ground military re-enactment groups will turn back the pages of history. Their lifelike recreation of famous Australian Army land battles will be enhanced by authentic period uniforms, vehicles, artillery and weaponry.

The aerospace showcase will feature the technology of tomorrow. Hundreds of the world’s leading innovators will display their latest and most exciting aerospace, aviation and defence products and inventions.

The Airforce dogs and handlers will showcase their skills and abilities across the three days during the RAAF Military Working Dogs display. Military working dogs and their handlers are responsible for providing security, crime prevention patrols, emergency response and intruder detection, both on RAAF Bases and in deployed locations around the world.

Avalon is a 50 minute drive from the hotel or walk 5 minutes down Collins Street to Southern Cross station to where extra train services are running to Geelong during the course of the event, shuttle buses are then running directly from Lara Station in Geelong to the Airshow.

Click here for more information about tickets for the Australian International Airshow and to see the program of events to help plan your weekend.

To relax and unwind after a thrilling day at the airfield, stay with us here at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto for the ultimate in luxury Melbourne accommodation. Click here for more information about booking accommodation during your next trip to Melbourne for the Australian International Airshow.


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