TAKE OFF: Queensland Recreational Aircraft Association pilot Mark Brandsen will be one of the pilots flying tomorrow.
TAKE OFF: Queensland Recreational Aircraft Association pilot Mark Brandsen will be one of the pilots flying tomorrow. Katie Cameron

Wings over Warwick fly in expected to draw big crowds

REGARDLESS of whether you love being in the air or prefer your feet firmly on the ground, there is something for everyone at the Wings Over Warwick fly-in at the aerodrome tomorrow.

From 8am to 2pm, see gliders, general aviation aircraft, warbirds and possibly helicopters at the airport on Massie-Bony Mountain Rd.

Queensland Recreational Aircraft Association president Kelvin Hutchinson said it was an invitation and open day for the public.

"It's free, lots of parking, come on down and see what we do," he said.

Pilot Mark Brandsen said the weekend forecast was looking positive.

"If the weather looks good, we can expect up to 100 planes," he said.

Mr Hutchinson expects more than 1000 interested visitors coming to see pilots and aircraft fly in from all around Queensland and New South Wales.

As well as the aircraft aviation, enthusiasts will see remote-controlled planes from the Warwick Aero Modellers Club.

"RCs are just another form of aviation," Mr Hutchinson said.

Pilot Phil Goyne said many people found it surprising how cheap it was to learn to fly.

"Under $5500 and 25 hours of practice, you could be flying as a solo pilot within three weeks," he said.



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