Fly-in and Air Show skips a year
By REN LANZONrlanzon@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
THE popular Old Station Fly-in and Air Show which usually coincides with the Queen's Birthday weekend will take a holiday this year.
Spokesman for the event George Creed, who hosts the event at his Raglan cattle property, said the air show committee had decided to get a few things in order and prepare for an even bigger show in 2007.
'There has been some concern in the past in regard to our toilet and shower facilities,' he said.
'The long-drop toilets are no longer adequate and the showers are getting shabby so we decided to address that before someone asks us to do it.'
He said the organisers had already set some money aside for the job, but more fundraising would be needed to be carried out to meet the cost of a new facility.
'But next year we'll have new modern facility for our guests and our visitors.
'Mr Creed said Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile would officially open the 2007 air show.
He is expected to bring Australian business giant Dick Smith with him. Mr Smith is no stranger to the airshow, having attended last year's event.
Mr Creed said no decision had been made yet as to whether to bring back the Bullarama event.
Last year the Bullarama made way for a music festival, which was a great success.
Mr Creed said money raised during the event not needed to meet costs would again be directed to charity.