FLY HIGH: Warwick Aero Modellers are gearing up for big day of display on Remembrance Day.
FLY HIGH: Warwick Aero Modellers are gearing up for big day of display on Remembrance Day. Michael Nolan

Warbirds create Armistice Day buzz with airborne display

WHILE Remembrance Day is traditionally a sombre and respectful time of the year, there is the option of a little fun as well, with the Warwick Aero Modellers hosting Warbirds Over Warwick early in the morning.

The day will start at 7am with the vintage planes before moving on to World War II and modern-day jet models.

Club president Dennis Mooney said all were welcome.

"There'll be what we call a dawn patrol of the old aircraft models from the first world war,” he said.

The day is likely to draw about 35 local club members along with a selection of members of clubs from Toowoomba, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

"There are some club members coming to camp for the whole weekend, it's a big event and we'll have a barbecue lunch,” Mr Mooney said.

"There'll be general flying on the day as well.”

While the club has hosted warbird displays in the past, Mr Mooney said they had not reached this scale before.

"We are sort of in conjunction with Southern Downs Regional Council, they asked us if we'd do something and we said we'll put on the day,” he said.

The planes will vary from scratch-built kits to ready-to-fly kits and some that roll out of the box assembled.

For Mr Mooney, building planes is as much fun as flying.

"I have an Onca Champ with 2.7m wing span,” he said.

"It was built over two years on and off, I had it up for a fly but the first motor wasn't powerful enough so I replaced it.”

When:

Sunday, November 11, from 7am.

Where:

Barclay Field at Morgan Park Raceway.

Cost:

Free.


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