Big weekend of flight and machinery coming up at Raglan

WEATHER permitting, May 23, 24 and 25 will be a weekend of amazing spectacle and machinery.

It's the weekend when The Old Station Flying Club hosts its popular fly-in and heritage show.

It's the weekend when aviators from all parts of Australia take to the air and land at The Old Station, off Gentle Annie Rd, between Ambrose and Raglan.

More than 250 aircraft are expected, as well as hundreds of vintage trucks and pieces of vintage machinery that will be on display.

Over the years, the fly-in has raised more than $230,000 for the Capricorn Helicopter Rescue service, and before that the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

This year's guest speaker is Australian Red Bull air racing champion Matt Hall. A solo RAAF Roulette will also visit, and both will give displays.

A highlight this year will be a vintage tractor-pulling competition which will involve tractors pulling a specially constructed 30m sled, with the sled progressively adding extra resistance until the tractor can't pull any more.

Organiser Leonie Creed says it will be a weekend of fun, as well as raising much-needed funds for the helicopter service.



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