Information and Registration form for those planning on flying in to Wings Over Illawarra
We welcome those wishing to fly in to Wings Over Illawarra, and for 2021 have gained approval for under-wing camping in the large aircraft parking area in the paddock south west of the runway intersection. Direct access to this area is from the western end of RWY 08/26, where an access corridor to the aircraft parking and camping area will be clearly marked with orange cones.
With the postponement of the event to November and lifting of the air display TRA at 16:00 on Saturday and Sunday, the last light issues of previous years for pilots flying in should be well and truly taken care of.
In addition, we have been successful in gaining approval for under-wing camping, so pilots may now choose to camp overnight and depart the following morning prior to the TRA beginning at 10:30, or on Monday.
The aircraft parking area is located within the display box, and therefore will need to be vacated during the flying displays, however a shuttle bus will be provided to ferry pilots and their passengers between the event site and parking area/campground.
Camping & Fees
The under-wing camping area will include toilets, a shower block, an undercover area with tables and chairs, lighting, one or two fire pits with seating around, a bar and the rotary club of Wollongong will be providing evening dinner on Saturday by way of a buffet barbecue at a very reasonable cost. Could also be available Friday and Sunday, depending on number of registrations received. We will advise if this occurs.
There is a small fee of $20.00 per person per night for those camping to assist with the cost of infrastructure.
You will be presented with a link to purchase camping passes once you have completed the aircraft registration process.
The camping area is ONLY available for those flying-in to Wings Over Illawarra as there is no road access to the campsite.
Plan to arrive between the hours of 08:00 and 10:00. YSHL will be closed from 10:30 for aircraft displays on Saturday & Sunday.
If planning to arrive Friday afternoon be aware that YSHL will be closed intermittently between 12:00 and 16:00 for display practice.
The parking area is located within the display box and MUST be vacated by all persons by 10:30 daily. There will be absolutely NO ACCESS to the aircraft parking area from 10:30 until completion of the air displays (approximately 16:00).
Those planning on flying in should be aware of the late finish of the airshow (approx 16:00) and a Temporary Restricted Area will be in force from 10:30 to 16:30 (this will be lifted as soon as the display concludes). Pilots may like to consider staying overnight and departing the following morning.
A shuttle bus will be operating to ferry pilots and passengers to the event area and return them to their aircraft at the conclusion of the air displays.
Airshow tickets can be purchased at the pilot entry gate, but we recommend pre-purchasing on-line prior to arrival.
Skydive Australia and Link Airways will be operating from the northern apron area (east of the fuel bowser) throughout the show and as such the apron will be closed to general traffic.
Please download the Detailed Pilot Information and Instructions by clicking the button below.
If you are planning on flying in to the event, please use the form below to pre-register in order to assist us in ensuring sufficient parking space is available.
Aircraft registration for those planning on flying in to Wings Over Illawarra 2021 will close at 1700hrs on Wednesday 10th November 2021.