News

It's plane to see Monday Male is on a high

Nev Vogler.
Nev Vogler.

NEV Vogler brought seven warbirds with him to Gladstone but he reckons he has about 30 at home.

He's been out flying them for the past week at the Gladstone Aero Model Club grounds in Yarwun.

To attend a warbirds event, very simply you have to have a war time era plane.

One of the planes Mr Vogler brought with him was a Kawasaki hien, which got the American nickname "Tony".

Last week he packed the caravan and with his wife and their little dog they made their way up the coast from Bribie Island.

"I've been out every day flying them," he said. "When we leave here we'll have a trip around after this... I've never been here before."

He was flying the smaller planes because that's what could fit in the car.

"I'm not allowed them in the caravan," he said.

Mr Vogler said the planes could range from $150 to $10,000.

"It's not about having the biggest or best plane, it's whether you enjoy the sport enough to be happy with what you're flying," he said.

He said he was building planes all the time.

"It's the biggest thrill to build it, you go out to the field and wonder what it's going to do when it takes off

"It's a good feeling... and when you're tired of flying you go back to the shed and build again."

But he said it wasn't just about the planes.

"You build a fellowship flying," he said.

"It's not just the aero planes, it's the friendship and the social side of it," he said.

Mr Vogler said it was similar to how "Men's Sheds" act.

"When I need some therapy I'll call Sharpey and we'll build some planes and have a chat," he laughed, talking about the Sports Aeromodellers Association Moreton Bay Region president Bill Sharpe.

Topics:  gladstone model aeroplane monday male



Date nights under $50

ACCORDING to The Bachelor falling in love involves helicopter rides, private jets, shopping trips, and we mustn’t forget the hot tubs.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Six reasons to get to Brisbane this Autumn

The Brisbane Powerhouse has free comedy on Friday nights.

AUTUMN has to be up there with one of the best seasons of the year.

The best things to do in Brisbane are FREE. Yes, FREE

Mt Coot-tha is a seriously gorgeous way to start your day.

HEADING to the big smoke doesn’t have to come with a big price tag.

Gladstone Youth MP earns second term

BRIGHT SPARK: Jasmine Elliott will represent Gladstone for the second time in this year's YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament.

Jasmine Elliott will represent the region again in Brisbane.

Dad told to leave toxic relationship for sake of son

Generic stock photo domestic violence.  Photo Contributed

A GLADSTONE man has been told to leave a 7-year toxic relationship

New dog breeding laws for Queensland

DOG LOVER: Glenn Butcher and his son Blake with with RSPCA volunteer Ingela Warwick, and Olive and Zara.

Glenn Butcher says Gladstone pets have been properly looked after.

Local Partners

Better phone service for Gladstone's regional towns

Telstra: "This technology is delivering big benefits to these rural and regional communities”


Win a $1000

GROCERY GIFT CARD!
Learn More

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

Caitlyn comes home to launch debut album

Gympie's Caitlyn Shadbolt will launch here debut album Songs On My Sleeve at an exclusive all-ages concert in Gympie on Friday, May 26.

Win tickets to Caitlyn's album launch

MOVIE REVIEW: King Arthur - Legend of the Sword

Why the critics have got Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur all wrong.

Concert death toll revised up to 22, tour suspended

There have been multiple confirmed deaths after 'explosions' heard at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

"We saw blood on people when we got outside."

Casual Keanu says fame is ‘cool’

Keanu Reeves in a scene from the movie John Wick: Chapter 2.

NOBODY expected much of John Wick when it was released in 2014.

Ariana Grande breaks her silence after fatal blast

According to reports quoting witnesses, a mass emergency evacuation was prompted after explosions were heard at the end of US singer Ariana Grande's concert in the arena.

The entertainment industry is in shock after attack on concert

Pitch Perfect star suing Woman’s Day over ‘liar’ articles

Actor Rebel Wilson outside court on Friday.

REBEL Wilson's career destroyed by grubby campaign, court hears.

Seven Year Switch: The boner to end all boners

Johnny’s outraged over claims he has a cracked boner.

She gulps. Her face says it all.

Bay to star in Hollywood shark thriller ‘Cage Dive’

Cage Dive, written and directed by Gerald Rascionato, is now screening in the United States of America. It had scenes filmed in Hervey Bay.

And our visiting humpback whales also make appearance.

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

New tool reveals which areas are most 'vulnerable' for renters

An aerial shot of Agnes Water main beach. According to new information, people renting in the region are more vulnerable than those in Gladstone suburbs.

Big differences between living in Gladstone and outer areas

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!