Old Station fundraiser weekend gets off to a flying start

REVVED UP: Some of the trucks that were on-show at last year's Old Station fundraiser.
REVVED UP: Some of the trucks that were on-show at last year's Old Station fundraiser.

FOR decades the crew at Old Station Flying Club have hosted a weekend of flying and fun to raise funds for worthy local causes, and this year is no different, with the event organised in aid of the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service.

The 2014 Old Station Fly-In and Heritage Show is underway after a welcome dinner last night and is set to be bigger than ever, with an impressive line-up of entertainment.

"It's all coming together really well," said Old Station Flying Club president Allan 'Kiwi' Andrew.

The annual show welcomes pilots from all over Australia and this year special guest, Matt Hall, is set to dazzle with breathtaking air displays.

"That's a real buzz, getting him here," Mr Andrew said.

This year is the fourth year that trucks have been included in the weekend's activities - an event which now has the honour of being the only annual truck show north of Brisbane.

The impressive display of wings and wheels is accompanied by on-site camping, a live band on Saturday night, joy flights and more.

"All the stuff shows used to have, we have; it's a very unique show," Mr Andrew said.

The family-friendly event gives people the chance to get up close to the craft. However, as they are operational, Mr Andrew reminded parents to stay with their kids to ensure they are careful.

"It's great for the kids to see. It's about getting kids into aviation," he said.

Roll on up to The Old Station on Langmorn Rd, Raglan, from 9am today (finishes at 2pm on Sunday).

Admission is $15 for adults by donation and free for children under 12.

WHAT'S ON OFFER

  • Air displays featuring Matt Hall
  • Heritage Machinery
  • Aircraft
  • Truck show
  • Vintage Truck Pull
  • Joy Flights
  • Children's entertainment
  • Live band Saturday night
  • Fashion parade
  • Licenced bar, food and drinks
  • Stalls


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