Sat 25 Feb from 5.30pm
This is a unique, first-time-ever-in-Gisborne event, and you and your family are all invited.
Come along to Flywheels and you can cycle, skate, rollerblade, scooter or walk right around the Gisborne Airport runway! (After the last flight of the day has landed, of course.)
It’s an incredible opportunity to get out onto the tarmac and experience our region’s airport from a pilot’s point of view.
There’ll be prizes for best fancy dress costumes, spot prizes, food trucks, free bike checks from Bikeys, a special guest appearance by the Wa165 steam train, entertainment from More FM, and a sky high lolly scramble.
Check in at Gisborne airport from 5.30pm. Entry is a voluntary gold coin donation. Plenty of free parking will be provided.
UPDATE 14 February: Steam train tickets are now SOLD OUT. Everyone with train tickets can bring a scooter, skateboard or rollerblades on board (no bikes, sorry). Everyone else – come straight to the airport.
5.30pm Check-in opens. Voluntary gold coin donation for entry – all proceeds go to the ECT Rescue Helicopter. Food trucks will be selling a range of locally made snacks.
6.00pm Short safety briefing, then you’re welcome to ride up and down – and around – the runway.
6.20pm The Wa165 arrives and passengers disembark.
7.15pm Lolly scramble with the ECT Rescue Helicopter.
7.30pm Prizes announced.
7.45pm. Wa165 departs.
8.00pm Flywheels 2017 finishes.
Wa165 steam train
Steam train tickets are now sold out. All money raised from these ticket sales will go to the Gisborne City Vintage Railway.
Train departs: Wattie’s Wharf (in front of Marina View Apartments) at 6.00pm. Please arrive at 5.30pm to allow plenty of time to board. There will be a safety briefing. Make sure you wear closed shoes.