I have to admit this year’s airshow looks pretty good. Various news outlets throughout the past week have shown Eric Scott carefully flying his Go Fast Jet Pack around Geelong. People have been trying to “perfect” jet pack technology for decades with very little progress. I have fond memories of watching The Rocketeer, thinking the day will come soon where we can all wear jetpacks. Well, that day is still far off and I think the general problem is people are too heavy for something wearable to fly them anywhere. Still, even if it’s only for little over a minute, it must be a thrill to fly a jet pack.
Other highlights of the show are the competing A380s for Qantas and the 777-300ER for V Australia, as well as the final viewing of the RAAF’s F111′s before they go into retirement. Looking at the weather report, it looks like Saturday and Sunday are going to be pretty bad, so Friday looks like a good bet to go see the show, where they will be doing a night alight finale show.
Avalon Australian International Air Show
March 13-15, Avalon Airport, Lara