Air show a huge success
It attracted some of Australia's best stunt pilots, a fly over by a F35A fighter jet on both days of the show, a display by the Roulettes -the RAAF's aerobatic display team from Point Cook in Victoria and well over 20,000 people over two days.
The Inaugural Central Coast Airshow held on the weekend of May 22nd and 23rd proved beyond all doubt the true value of the Central Coast Airport and which could well become an annual event.
A collaboration between the Central Coast Aero Club, Paul Bennet Airshows and Central Coast Council has put Warnervale and the Central Coast on the national airports map.
The Airshow's success was a statement of support for the airport which had been under threat of closure due to a vigorous campaign of activists who opposed the airport, some of whom were Central Coast councillors.
The State Government's lifting of restrictions in February this year governing the use of the airport after 30 years, means that this essential piece of regional infrastructure now has a long-term future and one that will bring enormous economic benefits to the region.
Meanwhile one of the last decisions of Administrator Dick Persson was to suspend the planned sale of land adjoining the airport and an approval to develop a new Masterplan and start negotiations with the aviation industry to better utilise the land around the airport.