High flyers to demonstrate passion
IT ISN'T the cheapest of hobbies, but it is one of the more exciting.
This weekend, recreational aircraft in the range of $50,000-$150,000 will take to the skies over Warwick Massie Aerodrome to demonstrate modern flight activities.
The Wings Over Warwick day will showcase not just the models of planes in existence, but will also host a range of unique cars when the Custom Car Club rolls in.
Warwick is a major hub for recreational aircraft, being home to the Queensland Recreational Aircraft Association (QRAA), which has more than 80 members.
QRAA president Kelvin Hutchinson said this weekend's demonstration was a way for the aviation community to "interact with the public".
"It's one day a year when we show off all our planes and what they can do," he said.
"Warwick aerodrome is a hot bed of aviation activity with an active flying school, aircraft servicing, and soon we will have a major aircraft restoration service.
"Southern Downs Regional Council has been very supportive of aviation activities and supports aviation businesses and activities at the aerodrome."
The Queensland Recreational Aircraft Flight School has a variety of training aircraft, offering people to learn to fly for less than $5000.
"This year we have a variety of aircraft on display and flying demonstrations will be undertaken every hour," said Mr Hutchinson.
"We invite Darling Downs residents to come along, have a steak burger and drink, watch the displays and have a great day out."
Wings Over Warwick will begin at 8am this Saturday at the Warwick Massie Aerodrome, 14km north of Warwick, along the Allora-Warwick Rd.
Entry will be free.
Wings Over Warwick
This Saturday, September 10 from 9am.
No entry fee involved.
Dozens of aircrafts will be on display and in full flight.
Aircraft on display will be between $50-$150,000. The average price is about $75,000.
The Warwick Custom Car Club will display a range of unique cars.
Display at Warwick Massie Aerodrome, Warwick-Allora Rd.
Learn to fly classes available for less than $5000.