Fun day’s a chance for runway revelling
EVER wanted to sit in the cockpit of a Russian World War Two plane, cycle with a Paralympic gold medallist or ride your push bike, skateboard or scooter on an airport runway?
Well, families will have the chance to do all of the above at the Whitsunday Coast Airport’s Fun Day on the Runway on July 29 to celebrate the start of the $40 million runway and terminal upgrade.
The free community event will be unique, with fun activities, including an aerobatic performance by CQ Adventure Flights.
Whitsunday Regional Council mayor Andrew Willcox will also be there to turn the first sod to kick off the runway upgrade.
“I encourage all the community to bring their bean bags, rugs and chairs for a great night of family entertainment including a jumping castle, food trucks, face painting and the movie Zootopia on an inflatable big screen,” he said.
The event will also host the premiere screening of the regional video Our Whitsunday: Our Utopia, which is a new initiative of council.
“We have a special permit to host the event on the runway and surrounds and it will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for families to wander the runway, explore vintage biplanes and watch a movie on the big screen under the stars next to the runway apron,” Cr Willcox said.
The free community event will run from 4.30-9pm and feature a criterium multi-lap bike race on the runway with two time Paralympic gold medallist David Nicholas taking on cyclists from Townsville, Mackay and Rockhampton.
RUNWAY EVENT: Mayor Andrew Willcox on the Whitsunday Coast Airport runway last week.