Wings Over the Macleay will be the first aerobatic airshow in the Macleay Valley and organiser William Quaglio hopes it will put the region on the map.
Mr Quaglio said the airshow, to be held this weekend, October 1 and 2, will feature many exciting events involving the local community and attracting visitors nation-wide.
“The whole concept excites me,” Mr Quaglio said. “We’ve got so many great things happening – including a three-hour non-stop airshow.”
The airshow will feature aerobatic displays and static displays of vintage and modern aircraft and cars as well as helicopter joy rides and an RFS water drop display.
Mr Quaglio said a giant navy MRH90 helicopter will be arriving on Friday.
“It’ll make a lot of noise and people will be wondering what it is when it flies in,” he said. “It’s pretty big!”
Mr Quaglio said the airshow concept was developed for the dual purpose of creating national awareness of the Macleay Valley and raising funds for local charities.
The airshow will be entirely run by local volunteers and all proceeds will go back to local charities.
The airshow is a family event and will feature food and drink stalls and live entertainment by Josh Needs. Strictly no alcohol is permitted.
VIP ticket holders may park at the Kempsey Airport of Airport Rd until 9.15 am and thereafter must park in P1. Airport traffic will only be for residents and VIP ticket holders with no parking on any of the road verges.
Main airshow parking known as P1 is located in Old Aerodrome with a dedicated paddock.
Parking cost is $2 per vehicle which will be donated to the Rural Fire Service.
Free shuttle buses are available to and from P1 parking area and tickets available at the P1 parking area.
If not a VIP ticket holder, you are encouraged to bring a fold up chair or rug for your comfort. Gates open both days at 8.30am.