Things are looking up for this year’s Hunter Valley Airshow thanks to a $193,458 grant from the Regional Events Acceleration Fund.
The funding will help organisers deliver essential offsite parking, free shuttle bus services and improved accessibility.
Founder, and pilot, Paul Bennet said the funding will help organisers deliver an exhilarating, all-ages aviation event like never before.
“Hunter Valley Airshow’s goal is to not only provide a fun day out for the whole family but to showcase the amazing strengths and culture the Hunter and its surrounds have to offer,” Mr Bennet said.
“As a result of this funding, we expect to be able to deliver a much-needed boost to the local economy, tourism and hospitality trade. After a difficult few years, we want to make this a flagship event and breathe new life into the region.”
During the event aviation enthusiasts will get the chance to see aircraft like the Edge 540, P-40 Warhawk, Spitfire MkIX, A37 Dragonfly and T-28 Trojan in the air – just to name a few.
The Hunter Valley Airshow weekend will deliver action on the ground too with family entertainment, amusement rides, markets, a beer and wine garden and street food.
Ticket holders will also have a chance to take to the sky themselves in a helicopter or adventure flight and jump in the virtual cockpit of a fighter jet.
The Hunter Valley Airshow will be held at Pokolbin from Saturday, 25 March to Sunday, 26 March 2023. Visit huntervalleyairshow.com.au for more information.