FLY ON IN: The Warwick Aero Modellers Club has hit new heights, and president Kelvin Hutchinson and member Martin Shepherd are looking forward to hosting an open day later this month.
FLY ON IN: The Warwick Aero Modellers Club has hit new heights, and president Kelvin Hutchinson and member Martin Shepherd are looking forward to hosting an open day later this month. Jayden Brown

Club on a high over new space

A PERMANENT 14-hectare facility at Morgan Park to fly planes has set the mood of Warwick Aero Modellers Club soaring.

In recent years the club has hit new heights, with a boost in memberships resulting in the group outgrowing its temporary facility at the Morgan Park dragway.

President Kelvin Hutchinson said the new facilities would be a work in progress.

"We've been working on securing this site for two or three years. We'll have working bees to turn it into a great facility. It could be ready as early as January," he said.

The new facility will be located between the polocrosse fields and the race way.

Club members are eagerly awaiting their chance to try out the new site, which will eliminate a few minor issues with flying.

"It'll make a big difference for us having a place we can call our own facilities," club member Martin Shepherd said.

"Apart from the obvious issue, which is access, we can't fly during the drags.

"With this new facility we can tailor it to our own requirements."

The club has an open day on Sunday, September 21, at the Morgan Park dragway.

"Come and a have a fly and see what we're all about," Mr Hutchinson said.

"It's all about doing things together - the camaraderie."

The open day will start at 9am, with a barbecue lunch also on offer.



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