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Plan your day – download the Aviation Expo Event Booklet


Aviation Discussion Forum – Skills Shortages and the Future of Aviation Training 

We keep hearing about the shortage of skilled personnel in the aviation and aerospace industry, especially pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers. What do employers see as the key issues in attracting skilled staff? How are they and the Government addressing the skills shortages into the future? And what can you do to develop a successful career in aviation?

There’s a stellar line up of speakers to examine the topic including Shannon Fentiman, MP, Charlotte Abbot and Leif Mawson from Qantas, Mike Higgins from the RAAA, Troy Scott from Alliance Airlines and Air Commodore Sue McGready CSC from Defence.   All under the guidance of moderator Steve Gibbons from Australian Aviation Magazine. This is an event not to be missed! 

11am in Seminar Room 3

Cabin Evacuation Experience

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.

Drone Racing

An Aviation Expo first! Watch the FPV Rebels race their tiny drones around an obstacle course, you might be lucky enough to get a turn yourself!

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.

Aerospace Apprentice Demonstration Zone

Speak to avionics and mechanical apprentices from a range of aviation companies about what it’s like to work as aircraft maintenance engineers. Watch as they battle it out in a hands-on competition.

737 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.

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.




Limited parking is available at Melia Street and in the Da Vinci precinct from Boronia Road. We recommend carpooling or catching public transport to Toombul shopping centre, from where a free shuttle bus will run to the Expo.

Bus Schedule

Aviation Australia Shuttle Bus

There will be a shuttle bus running every 15 minutes, all day, that will loop around the Aviation Australia campus to the Static Aircraft Zone and will include pick ups from the DHL bus stop by the Da Vinci parking area.


Download a PDF of the map here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Avionics Scholarship

Aviation Australia is offering a scholarship for a Certificate IV in Aeroskills – Avionics (MEA40618) commencing January 2020.

Fill in your details at the Aviation Australia stand in the Defence Force Recruiting hangar for your chance to win. Terms and Conditions apply.

Win a tour of the Qantas Engineering Hangar

Complete the Scavenger Hunt for your chance to win a behind-the-scenes tour of the Qantas Engineering Hangar for 4 people. PLUS two runner up prizes include a 30 minute Aeropower helicopter simulator experience.

Simply complete the Scavenger Hunt questions in the back of the event booklet or grab a form from an Aviation Australia information booth. Submit your entry at the Aviation Australia booth in either the Cabin Crew Building or Defence Force Recruiting Hangar.