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Music, Markets & Plane Spotting

25 May, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm


HARTLEY DISTRICT Progress Association is planning for Saturday May 25 from 10am to 3.30pm, music and markets day at Hartley School Hall, Mid Hartley Road, Hartley.

We are planning for a memorable day of lively music, varied market stalls and the opportunity to view the bicentennial flyover as various planes and flying machines pass over Hartley School during the day.

The exhibition A Moment in Time will also be open for viewing from 10am to 3pm ($5 admission)

Planes in Mountains fly over


To celebrate the 1813 crossing by the three explorers, the 2013 Bicentenary will be a crossing by air, the first ever flyover for the Blue Mountains and the largest ever civilian flyover in Australia. The vision of Philip Hammon, this event is now jointly funded by Businesses Supporting Bicentenary, Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism and Destination NSW.

Residents and visitors will be able to enjoy this spectacular event with more than 60 aircraft including the famous RAAF Roulettes from recommended viewing locations:

1. MELROSE HALL PARK – Emu Plains, from 11.00am,

2. GLENBROOK PARK – Glenbrook, 7am – 2pm,

3. FAULCONBRIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOL – Faulconbridge, 8am – 2pm,

4. LAWSON PUBLIC SCHOOL – Lawson, 10.30am – 1.30pm,

5. BLUE MOUNTAINS GRAMMAR SCHOOL – Wentworth Falls, 10am – 2pm,

6. THE CARRINGTON HOTEL – Katoomba, paid event brunch $60pp, 10.30am – 1.30pm,

7. MELROSE PARK – North Katoomba, 7am – 1pm,

8. THE GARDENS – Blackheath, 11am – 2pm,

9. MOUNT VICTORIA MEMORIAL PARK – Mount Victoria, 11am – 2pm,

10. HARTLEY HISTORIC SCHOOL – Hartley, 10am – 3pm,

11. O’CONNELL AVENUE CAFE & STORE – O’Connell, 11am – 2pm.

The programme for the Flyover has been designed by the event director Matt Hall of Matt Hall Racing (former wing commander RAAF, former Red Bull racing pilot). The information below is subject to variability depending upon weather conditions and flight times of a variety of aircraft flying at different altitudes. The intended time frame and sequence is:

10.30am over Emu Plains heading west a plane will drop a parachutist at Glenbrook Park, Glenbrook and Melrose Park, Katoomba;

11am heading west the RAAF Roulettes in the first of 3 pass-overs;

followed by half of the participating aircraft;

the 3 descendants on planes, second half of the participating aircraft;

selected Military aircraft; the second pass over of the RAAF Roulettes again heading east to west, reaching O’Connell and turning back for a third and final pass-over west to east.

The Flyover is expected to finish by approximately 1.30pm. Some planes will be landing at Bathurst airport, others will be returning home after reaching O’Connell. You can view the Flyover route on www.visitbyroad.com.au.



25 May, 2013
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Old Hartley School Grounds
28 Mid Hartley Road
Hartley , New South Wales 2790 Australia


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