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Renowned aviator and Flyover director Matt Hall at Bathurst Regional Airport. Photo: David Hill, Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism

Renowned aviator and Flyover director Matt Hall at Bathurst Regional Airport. Photo: David Hill, Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism

Take part in the first ever flyover of the Blue Mountains to celebrate the Bicentenary of the 1813 crossing by Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth.

Register your participation before 12 April 2013 and go into the draw to win 2 night’s of luxury accommodation at Lilianfels Resort and Spa for a couple – value $1,450. The accommodation package includes a full breakfast each morning and a three course dinner for two in the multi-award winning Darleys restaurant on one night. Entry into this prize draw will be for 1 person (pilot/owner) per plane registered to participate in the flyover. The draw will be completed and announced prior to the flyover and the prize issued on completion of the flyover, valid until 25 March 2014.

To celebrate the 1813 crossing of the Blue Mountains, on foot, by the three explorers Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth it is proposed for the 2013 Bicentenary that a crossing by air mark this historic milestone. This will be the first ever flyover for the Blue Mountains, descendants of the three explorers will be passengers in the flyover, and it is intended to be the largest ever Australian civilian flyover.

Residents and visitors will be able to enjoy this spectacular event from recommended viewing locations: Melrose Hall Park (Emu Plains), Glenbrook Oval (Glenbrook), Warrimoo Oval (Warrimoo), Faulconbridge Public School (Faulconbridge), Gloria Park (Hazelbrook), Lawson Public School (Lawson), Pitt Park (Wentworth Falls), The Carrington Hotel Chimney (Katoomba), Melrose Park (North Katoomba), Blackheath Oval (Blackheath), Mount Victoria Memorial Park (Mount Victoria), Governor’s Paddock (Hartley) and O’Connell Avenue Cafe & Store (O’Connell).

Pilots can then choose to return to base or continue on to Bathurst Airport. Ed Collins of Bathurst Aero Club is happy to host pilots in their clubhouse on the 25 May 2013.

Australia’s leading aviator Matt Hall of Matt Hall Racing, former wing commander RAAF and Red Bull racing pilot, has been appointed as the flyover event director. Philip Hammon is the visionary behind the flyover and is a co-founder of Businesses Supporting Bicentenary and the owner of Scenic World in Katoomba. The Blue Mountains Bicentenary Flyover is now jointly funded by Businesses Supporting Bicentenary, Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism and Destination NSW.

To register: Complete the attached registration form and email to

Visit for information about the bicentenary or visit the Flyover Facebook page at


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