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Sunday, February 22, 2015

200,000 expected as airshow salutes the Anzac centenary

Panzer tanks, light horsemen, vintage warbirds and the latest military hardware will combine in a pyrotechnic extravaganza to celebrate the Anzac centenary and Australia’s aviation heroes in the Australian International Airshow at Victoria’s Avalon Airport next week.

More than 200,000 people are expected to attend a packed six-day program after it kicks off on Tuesday in what organisers believe is the biennial airshow’s best line-up yet.

Between 160,000 and 180,000 of those people are expected to flock to the airshow’s three public days to be wowed by daring aerobatic displays, mock dogfights and explosive land battles. Aerobatic acts include Australian champion Paul Bennett, the Roulettes and Singapore’s Black Knights.

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