Events

TAKE FLIGHT FESTIVAL

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 this event has been cancelled for 2021. This page will be updated when we are able to open to the public and conduct events, hopefully in the first half of 2022.

22-23 October 2021

Celebrating “A Woman with Wings”

THE CENTENARY RACER
The All-Australian built aircraft entrant in the 1934 London to Melbourne Air Race

May Bradford Shepherd was one of Australia’s most accomplished female aviators.

Not only did she hold a Commercial pilot’s licence, but by 1935 she was also the only female qualified ground engineer to work in the aircraft industry.

After miraculously surviving a serious crash in 1933, through her level headedness and skill, she went on to become highly respected for her work in constructing a revolutionary Australian designed aircraft, the Centenary Racer.

She forged a career as a commercial pilot, competed in the 1936 Adelaide Centenary Air Race, and set up her own Flying Taxi service at Mascot Aerodrome.

Bradford’s promising future was cut short, at the age of 39, by a horrific accident, after only 6 years in the industry she loved.

May Bradford

"Miss Bradford was unusual even before she entered aviation.”


Take Flight Festival Events

“A Woman with Wings” Exhibition

2022 DATES TO BE ADVISED

“A Woman with Wings” Exhibition Opening Night - 1930’s Cocktail Evening, Fine Food and Drinks

Friday Evening 22 October, 6:30pm - 11pm

  • May Bradford “A Woman with Wings” Exhibition Official Opening
  • Local fine food
  • Local fine wine and beer
  • Local music
  • Fine company
  • 1930's dress theme

Get your tickets now
Opening Night $150


“A Women with Wings” Exhibition - Celebration of the Uiver and DC-2 Restoration Tours

DATE TO BE ADVISED
Saturday 23 October, 9:30pm - 3pm

  • May Bradford “A Woman with Wings” Exhibition
  • Celebration of the Uiver story
  • DC-2 restoration tours
  • Local food and refreshments

Get your tickets now
Saturday Exhibition $10pp, $20 Family (3+)

Partner with us and Take Flight

TAKE FLIGHT FESTIVAL - NAMING RIGHTS

Time to kick your heels up and have some fun with us as we celebrate all things flight with the Take Flight Festival. An evening of 1930's glamour, fine food, music and opening of the May Bradford Exhibition "A Woman with Wings”.

BENEFITS

  • Signage recognition inside the Uiver hanger for 12 months.
  • 4 tickets to the May Bradford "A Women with Wings" Exhibition Opening Night Cocktail Evening
  • 4 tickets to the May Bradford "A Women with Wings" Exhibition and Celebration of the Uiver Story & DC-2 Restoration Tours
  • Banners at both events
  • 3 x 3m stand on Saturday
  • Naming rights on all marketing and social media leading up to the event
  • Website banner - leading up to and 3 months after the event
  • Social media recognition - 10 posts
  • 6 months Uiver newsletter advertising - 1500 subscriptions.
  • Uiver Merchandise Pack
  • 3500 rivets fitted to the DC-2 memorial aircraft

$7000*

+GST. Only one available

TAKE FLIGHT FESTIVAL - GOLD PARTNER

BENEFITS

  • 4 tickets to the May Bradford "A Women with Wings" Exhibition Opening Night Cocktail Evening
  • 4 tickets to the May Bradford "A Women with Wings" Exhibition, Celebration of the Uiver Story & DC-2 Restoration Tours
  • Banners at both events
  • 3 x 3m stand on Saturday
  • Logo recognition on marketing and social media leading up to the event
  • Website banner - leading up to and 3 months after the event
  • Social media recognition - 5 posts
  • 3 months Uiver newsletter advertising - 1500 subscriptions
  • Uiver Merchandise Pack
  • 2000 rivets fitted to the DC-2 memorial aircraft

$4000*

+GST. Only two available

TAKE FLIGHT FESTIVAL - SILVER PARTNER

BENEFITS

  • 2 tickets to the May Bradford "A Women with Wings" Exhibition Opening Night Cocktail Party
  • 4 tickets to the May Bradford "A Women with Wings" Exhibition and Celebration of the Uiver Story & DC-2 Restoration Tours
  • Banners at both events
  • Logo recognition on marketing and social media leading up to the event
  • Social media recognition - 5 posts
  • 1000 rivets fitted to the DC-2 memorial aircraft

$1500*

+GST. Only three available

TAKE FLIGHT FESTIVAL - BRONZE PARTNER

BENEFITS

  • 1 ticket to the May Bradford "A Women with Wings" Exhibition Opening Night Cocktail Party
  • 2 tickets to the May Bradford "A Women with Wings" Exhibition, Celebration of the Uiver Story & DC-2 Restoration Tours
  • Logo recognition on marketing and social media leading up to the event.
  • Social media recognition - 5 posts
  • 250 rivets fitted to the DC-2 memorial aircraft

$500*

+GST. Only eight available

Becoming a partner is as easy as 1,2,3

  1. Let us know you are interested today.
  2. Lets chat and get the details sorted.
  3. Take flight with us.

For more information please call 02 6021 2929
Email info@uivermemorial.org.au

The Uiver Memorial Trust is a registered charity with DGR status, all donations are tax deductable.

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