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Old 28th Jan 2009, 23:15   #1 (permalink)
 
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Avalon Airshow Trade Days

Can anyone help me to know, am I eligible to attend the Avalon Airshow trade days? I have fixed wing PPL.
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Old 28th Jan 2009, 23:36   #2 (permalink)
 
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Yes. (an ASIC will guarantee you entry)

My advertising materials say that entry on trade days is $50.
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Old 29th Jan 2009, 00:35   #3 (permalink)
 
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Don't have an ASIC but do have an AVID.

Had to have a security clearance for my AVID. Does that count?
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Old 29th Jan 2009, 01:14   #4 (permalink)
 
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You'd have to assume that you would be safe with an AVID. Nowdays many would refer to the AVID as the ASIC so you should be fine - it's not a security controlled event other than checking your bags for bombs prior to entry.


TIP for those driving in and paying for parking. If you tell them that you don't have cash on you, you likely won't have to pay! Of course though, you brought your credit card to gain entry, along with your cut lunch.
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Old 29th Jan 2009, 04:54   #5 (permalink)
 
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am I eligible to attend the Avalon Airshow trade days? I have fixed wing PPL.
Produce your PPL and $50 and you are in
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Old 29th Jan 2009, 06:37   #6 (permalink)
 
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You mean "produce your $50 and you're in."
They are in it for the money, they will let anyone in, no I.D. required, they always have.

How much was it last time? I can't recall.
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Old 29th Jan 2009, 07:10   #7 (permalink)
 
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Trade days have always been free to trade people. this hungry mob will stop at nothing for the almighty dollar. Heaps of major companies pulled out this year due to the overinflated prices. Just another year of the same old same old. Nothing new and if you have been in the last 6 years you have already seen it all.
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Old 29th Jan 2009, 07:56   #8 (permalink)
 
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How much was it last time? I can't recall.
$35 per day

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Old 29th Jan 2009, 09:06   #9 (permalink)
 
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You can get into Oshkosh for $US34 per day, approximately the same money. Americans would laugh at the size of our national airshow. No wonder the industry is so weak. The companies that will be advertising know there will be shortages of skilled workers in their industries in the years to come and should be lobbying the organisers for cheaper pricing to help entice the next generation into aviation. Does anyone remember having to pay good money to be inspired into aviation? Rant over.
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Old 29th Jan 2009, 09:07   #10 (permalink)
 
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I've been to every show since it started, more often than not, on trade and public days (a confessed aerosexual). I have never paid for trade days, almost always paid for public days. The $50- hit for trade days this year and the lack of much new in the past couple of shows leads me to think that this will probably be the first show I won't attend.
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Old 29th Jan 2009, 09:25   #11 (permalink)
 
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The companies that will be advertising know there will be shortages of skilled workers in their industries in the years to come and should be lobbying the organisers for cheaper pricing to help entice the next generation into aviation.
They did! Lots of industry involvement in setting this up - as there was in 2007.
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