READY FOR TAKE-OFF: Reilly Thomson prepares to fly his model plane at the Warwick Aero Modellers meeting at the Warwick Dragway.
READY FOR TAKE-OFF: Reilly Thomson prepares to fly his model plane at the Warwick Aero Modellers meeting at the Warwick Dragway. Gerard Walsh

Planes take off at strip

THE Warwick Aero Modellers club used Warwick Dragway to launch their planes at Morgan Park at the weekend.

Reilly Thomson is the youngest member of the group.

At age 13, he lives on a sheep and horse property at Passchendaele and said flying model planes was a fun hobby.

"I like electronics and enjoy playing with model planes," he said.

The club launches planes outdoors from the Warwick Dragway and Armstrong Park Racecourse, Stanthorpe, and indoors at WIRAC on average once a week.

Club president Mark Byrne said Warwick was one of the few clubs in Queensland with a tar runway for launch when using the Warwick Dragway strip.

 

Greg Barclay and Mark Byrne with the club plane at the Warwick Aero Modellers day.
Greg Barclay and Mark Byrne with the club plane at the Warwick Aero Modellers day.

"We need a 100m runway so it is much better on tar," he said.

 

"The average flight time is eight minutes which is set for safety reasons. We are only able to fly to 400 feet."

Club member Vince Garratt said a major reason for his move from Crows Nest to Warwick was the aero modellers.

"We came down for Jumpers and Jazz and later found the modellers club which was the clincher," Mr Garratt said.

Those interested in the club's activities are welcome at WIRAC this Friday night.

Phone Byrne on 4666 1795 or visit the website at www. wamqld.com.



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