This year’s Aviation Expo, to be held on 19 August is shaping up to provide the ultimate aviation experience to attendees.

Hosted by Aviation Australia, the expo will take place at their world-­‐class training facilities located at the Brisbane Airport. The expo will encompass four areas of aviation interest; careers, lifestyle, community and experiences.

The Aircraft Experience Zone will once again be a major attraction. Aviation Australia, along with the Australian Defence Force (ADF), will feature over 30 military and commercial static aircraft.

Patrons will be able to get up close to ADF aircraft, and have the opportunity to speak to pilots and crew. Defence Force Recruiting will also feature a range of attractions and exhibits including simulators, the Royal Australian Air Force Foster Puppy Program and career seminars.

Attendees are encouraged to take the opportunity to speak with members from the Navy, Army and Air Force and hear first-­‐ hand how a career in the ADF is like no other.

Featured commercial aircraft will include Aeroprakt A32 Vixxen Light Sport Aircraft 23-­‐8770, T28 Trojan, Boeing 737 and many more.

Careers in aviation will remain a major attraction of the event, with several registered training organisations and education providers exhibiting and conducting seminars. Exhibitors include Aviation Australia, University of Southern Queensland, Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Basair and many more.

Aviation Australia will conduct safety evacuation demonstrations and tours of their wide body training facility exemplifying their world-­‐class capability of training prospective flight attendants. LifeFlight will once again conduct demonstrations of Helicopter Underwater Escape Training and Survival Systems, as well as operating their Thales Reality H AW139 Level D helicopter simulator on the day.

There will be a number of aviation lifestyle focused exhibitors located within one of the operational hangars, including popular airlines such as Nairu Airlines.

Aviation related community exhibitors will also be in attendance on the day, including Aerospace Gateway Schools Project, QGAir, Australian Youth Aerospace Association and more.

The Australian Air Force Cadets 212 (City of Redcliffe) Squadron and LifeFlight will be hosting BBQ’s on site. Samson’s Apron, the onsite café will also be in operation, as well as several coffee vendors. Popular food trucks such as Rolls Pho Mi, Rolling Stone and Bruce the Food Truck will also be on site at the expo.

For more information visit aviationaustralia.aero/aviation-­‐expo.