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LifeFlight Helicopter Underwater Evacuation Training (HUET) and Survival Systems Demonstration

LifeFlight will be back in 2019 with incredible Helicopter Underwater Evacuation Training and Survival Systems demonstrations for all to enjoy. Experience this important training in action as you witness a live demonstration of LifeFlight rescue professionals being dunked, submerged and flipped under water. Stay tuned for the activity schedule.

Cabin Trainer Evacuation Demonstrations

Strap in and brace yourself! Experience a live aircraft fire evacuation training simulation conducted by industry professionals and flight attendants. Immerse yourself in the demonstration to recognise how vital flight attendant training truly is. Stay tuned for the activity schedule.

F28 Fokker Cockpit Photos

Ever wanted to sit in the cockpit of a live aircraft? Bring your captain’s hat and experience views from the front seat.

Avionics Demonstrations

Step behind the scenes and experience the world of aviation avionics with some of Aviation Australia’s very own avionics professionals.

Flight Simulator

Pilots go through extensive training in flight simulators. This is your chance to try one out. Aviation Australia’s Flight Simulator will be open to the public on the day. Bring your co-pilot and attempt to fly a modern jet aircraft.


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Accommodation Competition

Novotel and Pullman Hotels

Two prizes up for grabs! Enter to win one night’s accommodation plus breakfast for 2 at either Novotel or Pullman Brisbane Airport.


Gold sponsors

The aviation industry is in an expansion phase, with airlines and other aviation related businesses growing, the requirement for skilled aviation professionals both in the air and on the ground will continue to increase. Much of the rapid growth is in specific areas of the world including Asia and the Middle East; and graduates should consider seeking jobs in the International market to take full advantage of the growth in these areas. Become more with USQ and take advantage of superior industry experience, with highly trained staff including current and recent Airline, Australian Defence Force and Instructor Pilots and managers.


Basair Aviation College specializes in students who want a career in aviation.  We have hundreds of alumni in airlines around the world, who have benefitted from our professional and high-quality training.  The College offers Integrated training for Commercial Pilot Licence, Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating, Instructor Rating, Airline Transport Pilot Licences and Multi-Crew Cooperation Courses. We host Career Seminars on-site every month and offer Trial Introductory Flights to students who want to get an insight to Flight Training with us.

Griffith Aviation has been providing university qualifications to the aviation industry for over 25 years and now has over 650 students each year across pilot training and aviation management programs. The aviation industry is growing at a rapid rate, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, and so requires significant numbers of highly educated new staff. Griffith Aviation is at the leading edge of providing the education, training and research needed to maintain the safety and sustainability of the aviation industry into the future. We have a vibrant student community, highly qualified staff, and an impressive Industry Advisory Board with representatives including Qantas, Virgin Australia and Queensland Airports Limited.

Silver sponsors

Conveniently located at the Gold Coast Airport, Air Gold Coast is the longest operating General Aviation business at the airport providing quality Flight Training, Jet Charter and Aircraft Maintenance.

Air Gold Coast is a Registered Training Organisation with CRICOS approval to train international students. The brand new world class training facility together with professional Flight Instructors and staff provide an exciting opportunity to train for your Private or Commercial Pilot Licence.

Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) is the flight training provider for a number of domestic and international airlines including but not limited to Virgin Australia, the Qantas group, Cobham Aviation, Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, China Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Indigo.

Funding arrangements are available towards a wide range of fixed wing and helicopter qualifications.

All training, accommodation and recreational facilities are located within a secure airport environment. FTA has a fleet of approximately 50 aircraft supported by 9 simulators and procedure including B737, ATR and an A320 simulator.

Study aviation at TAFE Queensland. TAFE Queensland has joined forces with leading aviation training providers including Aviation Australia, Townsville Flight Training, Townsville
Helicopters and Airwork Helicopters to offer industry-standard aviation courses. With our range of courses, you could become a pilot, flight attendant, aircraft maintenance engineer or remote pilot. Our courses will provide you with the high-level skills you need to apply for industry licences including Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), CASA Remote Pilot Licence (RePL), as well as a range of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licences. As a qualified aviation professional, you’ll unlock an exciting career in an industry with strong demand.

Take your career to new heights with CQUniversiy Australia’s range of practical and innovative aviation courses. Our suite of aviation courses combines academic and aeronautical knowledge with the necessary flight training required for you to apply for various licences and ratings. Additionally, our aviation courses provide you with an affordable option to become a pilot and have a rewarding career in the aviation industry. 

 CQUniversity has one of the largest footprints of any university in Australia and is regarded as one of the nation’s most inclusive and engaged universities. 

CASA provides a world class safety regulatory environment for civil air operations in Australia and the operation of Australian aircraft overseas. CASA’s challenge is to enhance and promote aviation safety through effective safety regulation and by encouraging industry to deliver high standards of safety.

As part of this function CASA provides comprehensive safety education and training programs, cooperates with other government agencies and the industry, and administers certain features of Part IVA of the Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959.

Śląski Klaster Lotniczy – the Silesian Aviation Cluster – was founded by representatives of the aviation industry to strengthen cooperation between businesses, create optimum conditions for continuous transfer of knowledge and innovative solutions between the Cluster members not only from the aviation sector but also from other branches of science and industry. The result is increased competitiveness and development of aviation in Poland.

Currently, the Cluster is composed of several dozen entities, including universities and business environment institutions. Silesian Aviation Cluster is a one of Key National Clusters in Poland –
is coordinated by Federacja Firm Lotniczych BILESKO.

Mach 5

MACH 5 is an exciting aviation merchandising company in Brisbane. They will exhibit a fantastic range of merchandise for the enthusiast and aviation lovers alike.

Blessed with a talented in-house artist, they have a collection of designs featuring vintage aircraft logo’s, military, and fun aviation themes. Do you love collecting tee-shirts, caps, mugs, stickers and more? Don’t miss visiting their stand and check out the gift packs available too.

MACH 5 can produce customised merchandise for your business or club, ask them how at the Expo. Visit their showroom at Hangar 5 Qantas Avenue Archerfield Airport call 07 32729267.

Bronze sponsors

Airways Aviation is a world leader in flight training, with Pilot Training Academies in key locations across Europe and Australia, Airways Aviation has more than 30 years of world-class flight training experience to meet the rapid growth in demand for commercial pilots globally. We have two locations within Australia, both based at operational airports on the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

We provide aspiring pilots with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) or Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approved training pathways, from private pilot through to commercial pilot licence options.

GoFly Aviation has just released its training website for aspiring pilots, GoFly Online, where you will find a mix of subscription and free video lessons covering ab initio, cross country, passenger endorsement, Instructor Rating lessons as well as tips for flying, blogs, a reality show, careers advice, student resources and interviews with airline pilots.

LifeFlight is one of Australia’s largest aeromedical charities providing rapid response medical care to thousands of people each year. We integrate our own critical care doctors, paramedics and nurses with helicopters and Air Ambulance jets to provide the finest care to seriously sick and injured patients across Australia and around the globe. 

We are the world leader in flight simulation entertainment. Our simulators are built to an extremely high standard using the latest technology in both hardware and software and in fact are used by flight schools, universities and airlines for actual pilot training. They are approved by many aviation regulatory authorities around the world.

Flight Experience is approved as a Boeing ‘Officially Licensed Product’ and we have flown over 150,000 satisfied clients. We offer a professional service combined with an exciting experience that is not easily forgotten.

The Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools program was established to support the growth and development of an effective workforce for the aviation industry sector. This program provides opportunities for young people to undertake structured workplace learning, school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, full-time employment and further study through industry-school partnerships and has proven essential in meeting the Queensland Government’s aim of transitioning young people from school to work while completing school and gaining formal qualifications.

The program currently involves a total of 19 Queensland secondary schools (government and non-government) throughout Queensland studying Aerospace studies. There are over 30 industry partners and supporters engaged, including, local aerospace entities, training institutions and universities. These partners all contribute to creating pathways for students into Queensland’s aerospace industry.

Australian Aviation is the leading aviation publication in Australia. For over 40 years, we have been providing analysis and background, news and information for an audience of industry and military leaders, professional and recreational pilots, engineers, aviation professionals and aviation enthusiasts.

Australian Aviation has a readership of over 25,000 across print and digital media. In addition, is Australia’s most popular online source of aviation news and information, attracting 180,000 visitors each month. We also have a very active social community with over 60,000 Facebook followers.


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