Aircraft registrations for those planning on flying into Wings Over Illawarra 2019 will be open on the 1st of March 2019.
However, due to the late finish of the airshow and the Temporary Restricted Area being in force from 1000 to 1700, last light is a major issue for those wishing to fly into and out of the airshow. Understandably this has resulted in very few attendees flying their own aircraft into the event over the past few years.
This combined with planned development of the airfield has led to the decision being made to utilise the area previously reserved for aircraft parking, on the southern side of the airfield, for general public access areas of the airshow, meaning there will be no reserved area for parking of attendees aircraft in this area. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause some pilots, but leaving such a large area vacant as the show continues to grow can no longer be justified.
For those attendees who still wish to fly into the show, the below image shows the extent of the display box, which must be vacated by all persons for the duration of the air display. Please ensure you park your aircraft within the areas shaded yellow on the map below and vacate the airside area through one of the pedestrian access gates prior to 0945. Under no circumstances will you be permitted to return to your aircraft until after the conclusion of the air display at approximately 1630. Aircraft will not be permitted to park in front of the public viewing line and marshals will be on duty to direct you to the approved parking areas.
Skydive Australia will be operating from the northern apron area (adjacent to the fuel bowsers) throughout the show and so the hardstand area bounded by NSW Air, Skydive Australia, Capital Aircraft Services and the fuel bowsers will also be closed.
As space is extremely limited, you will be required to pre-register in order to secure a parking spot. Please only register if you are going to attend as once slots are filled registrations will be closed and registering just in case could mean others miss out on the opportunity.
Aircraft registration for those planning on flying in to Wings Over Illawarra 2019 will close at 1700hrs on Monday 29th April 2019.