This weekend, April 1st-3rd, is the Melbourne Air & Space Show! The event will take place at the Melbourne International Airport and will showcase performances from groups such as the Breitling Jet Team from France, the Royal Air Force Vampire, and the U.S. Air Force f-16 Viper!
The event will unofficially kick off on March 31st, with a Corona Welcome Party. This will be the first opportunity for the public to meet and welcome the pilots, jumpers, and crew to Melbourne! The event will begin at 8:00 pm at Debauchery in Downtown Melbourne.
The next event of the weekend will be a very special one. For the first time ever the Air & Space Show will be putting on Friday Night Flight, a night air show that will feature thrilling aviation and spectacular fireworks! Beginning at 7:00 pm, the performances will go through sunset and into the night to showcase colorful and exciting visuals. All the performers of the weekend will also be in attendance, signing autographs and taking photos. Because of this, Friday Night Flight will be the best opportunity for meet and greets. Only 1400 tickets will be sold for this particular show. VIP tickets are $99 and reserved box seats at $49, however if you buy your ticket before March 31st, you can get 35% off these prices!
Throughout the weekend there will also be over 17 acres of aircraft displays and exhibits for attendees to enjoy! One of the biggest exhibits will be a full scale prototype of Northrop Grumman’s X-47, the world’s first fully autonomous unmanned vehicle. There will also be over 30 other vehicles, interactive exhibits, simulators, and even a kids zone!
There are many ticket options available for those interested in attending the events of the weekend. For General Admission, tickets cost $16 each day for adults and $10 each day for children. For those interested in the Flight Line Club VIP experience, tickets are $129 each day. These VIP tickets include private, covered seating area on the flight line, reserved parking near entry gate, lunch, drinks, and much more. Gates open at 9:00 am Saturday and Sunday.
For those in attendance and in need of a great place to stay, The SeaGlass Inn Bed and Breakfast is located just 15 minutes away from the Melbourne International Airport! Check out the rest of our website for more information and availability.
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