AVALON 2003



QAM's participation in the recent Avalon International Air Show has been an outstanding success. Made possible by a grant from Caloundra Tourism Inc, our participation was an excellent example of how the new tourism levy serves to promote the Sunshine Coast. In addition to promoting QAM, our display also served to encourage tourism to the Sunshine Coast in general and several thousand information kits were distributed to air show patrons. Indeed, some of these people have already visited the Museum after having seen our display at Avalon. Star of the QAM display was the Sea Vixen nose section which was trucked down from Caloundra with transportation costs being covered by the grant. We extend special thanks to the following QAM members who travelled to Avalon to staff the display and contributed to their own expenses: James Wing, Carl Hockey, Cameron Elmes, Phil Lovett and Nick Sayer. The only complaints received were that the queue at the Sea Vixen was too long! Display organisers have already invited QAM to attend the next event.