Races take flight

Central and North Burnett Times - - SES WEEK 2012 -

AF­TER hold­ing race meets for 140 years, Mt Perry Race Club has a flavour all of its own.

The club has held records of race meets in the area from as early as 1872, and con­tin­ues to hold an­nual events.

And few other venues can boast their own air strip.

Mt Perry Race Club staff will be busy putting the inside and out­side run­ning rails back up af­ter all the air­craft have safely landed.

It makes for an ex­pe­ri­ence that few other race­courses can match.

“It makes it quite a spec­tac­u­lar sight to see the light air­craft parked in the mid­dle of the track,” Mt Perry Race Club me­dia of­fi­cer Joy Jensen said. “It’s very unique.” If you are plan­ning on fly­ing into the race meet, be warned that the air strip is for light air­craft only.

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