Magnificent flying machines entertain



RAIN in Australia's south-east prevented many aircraft from participating in the Raglan fly-in, but it did not affect the crowds.

Old Station Fly-in and Air Show host George Creed said the weekend's event achieved what organisers set out to do ? entertain the crowds and raise more funds for the Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service.

'There were more people than last year ? maybe up to 5000 ? but it could be some time before we know what was raised after removing expenses,' he said.

'We expect to be making another big donation to the helicopter service, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service will also benefit.'

Mr Creed said the RAAF Roulettes were not able to perform to their best because their flight commander was ill in hospital, but the day's program was thrilling all the same.

He said the music program on Saturday, which replaced the usual Bullarama, was also well received.



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