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High time for a tribute

Queensland Recreation Aircraft Association president Kelvin Hutchinson (front) with life members Bill and Val Wilkinson.
Queensland Recreation Aircraft Association president Kelvin Hutchinson (front) with life members Bill and Val Wilkinson. Georja Ryan

AVIATORS flock from all corners of the country to have a go at the Warwick aerodrome, and those who use it regularly think it's about time a monument was built to honour those who made the club what it is today.

Queensland Recreational Aircraft Association president Kelvin Hutchinson said the time to create a monument was now.

"The monument is all about the people who developed, built and contributed to this field," Mr Hutchinson said.

"We don't want to lose the memory of those people who will move on or pass away because we enjoy the benefits of what they did today."

The club forwarded a proposal for the monument to council in February which was discussed at a recent council meeting.

Deputy Mayor Ross Bartley said the council was happy for the club to erect a monument, as long as it adhered to council guidelines.

"(Discussions at the meeting) indicated we are happy with it and from my memory it wasn't an (issue) as long as it it's not a financial burden on council.

The club is in the research and planning stage, but the idea is that the structure would be made of sandstone and stand about 1.5m tall.

It will be situated in a place where all can see it.

The club intends to brainstorm how they will get the funding to build the monument and are calling out for any sponsors or artists who would like help.

Inquiries to Kelvin on 0407 733 836.




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