The RAAF Hot Air Balloon will feature as a part of the Gold Coast Show official opening at 1700 hrs on Fri 29 Aug 14 at the Gold Coast Turf Club, Surfers Paradise. The new venue will lend itself to spectacular views of the Gold Coast Skyline during tethered flights from the Balloon which will be made available to the public for the 3 day duration of the Show. The RAAF Balloon is attending to support 213, 221 and 222 SQNs display stand as an initiative for their recruitment drive and cadets will provide an honour guard for the opening. It’s also an opportunity to showcase the AAFC as an integral part of the Gold Coast community.
The official opening of the Gold Coast Show will be performed by the Qld. Governor, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey, AC and the Chairman of the AAFC National Council, AVM Hugh Bartholomeusz, OAM, will be heightening the public awareness, with a launch of the 500 day countdown to the commencement of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the AAFC in 2016.