Roulettes in full force for fly-in and airshow
A FULL complement of Roulettes are expected to take part in this year's Old Station Fly-In and Airshow at Raglan on the Queen's Birthday long weekend.
A fuel problem last year caused a last-minute change to the RAAF Roulettes' plans to send the full contingent of planes to perform.
Only two of the Roulette planes showed up for the event. Among the other aircraft to take part on the weekend will be Pip Borrman's Edge 540, a Whirraway Winjeel, a De Havilland Dragon, a gyrocopter and two Yaks, which will give a smoke display.
Among the warbirds will be Kim Ross-Smith's P28 Trojan and Richard McDonald's Russian MiG15 jet.
Spokesman for the air show George Creed said there would be a break with tradition this year because there would be no Bullarama, but it would be replaced by an extended music festival.
'It will depend on the success of the music festival whether the Bullarama would make a return next year,' he said.
Mr Creed said Gold Coast band Retro Plus would be the major attraction of the music festival, along with local entertainer Clyde Cameron. Camping was available for the weekend at a cost of $15.
The airshow on Sunday will cost $15, the music festival on Saturday $10.
Mr Creed said any money left over after expenses would be given to Capricorn Helicopter Rescue.