Aviation fans fly in for event

THE skies over the Clifton area will be very active this weekend as the Darling Downs Sport Aircraft Association hosts the long running annual Fly-In at the Clifton airfield tomorrow from 8am to 2pm.

The fly-in is appeals to aviators as the first major event on the aviation calendar each year while usually offering good weather and an attractive area to fly around.

For the public it offers a window of opportunity for anyone who has an interest in aviation to speak with pilots and inspect aircraft, including some of the latest versions of high-performance recreational aircraft.

Yesterday organiser Trevor Bange said despite the current wind, the plan was to hold the event. Admission is free.

The club is offering young, aged 15-21, who are looking at aviation as a career, sport or hobby, a chance to talk with pilots or club members with a view to applying for a Darling Downs Sport Aircraft Association recreational aviation flying training scholarship which the club has offered.

The scholarship is valued at more than $4500.

Logan Norris, of Drayton, (pictured) was the 2009 recipient.

He was in year 11 when he started his free lessons and, less than a year later. is flying solo in the club Drifter.



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