This morning you may have heard the sounds of two FA-18 Super Hornets and an acrobatic aircraft performing above the city; this is all in celebration of the town being named the home of the 2023 Pacific Air Show Gold Coast.
This morning major events Queensland and Code Four organisers announced that the Gold Coast, in a five-year deal, will be bringing the iconic US air show down under in August 2023 for a three-day extravaganza.
The Pacific Airshow Gold Coast will deliver an action-packed lineup of events, from live music festivals on the beach and VIP offerings to over-the-water aerobatic demonstrations from the world’s best display teams – all backed by the Surfers Paradise skyline.
The Pacific Airshow’s sister event in Huntington Beach attracts over 3 million visitors and includes performances from the US Navy’s Blue Angels, US Air Forces Thunderbirds, Royal Air Force Red Arrows and Canadian Forces Snowbirds and injects over $107 million USD into the local economy.
Organisers are promising a similar level of performance down under and expect the event to become a major drawcard for the city’s economy.