Model air­craft show

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Model air­craft en­thu­si­asts from across Vic­to­ria and in­ter­state will turn their at­ten­tion to Ararat this week­end for a ma­jor fly­ing event.

Ararat has a long his­tory of pre­sent­ing high-level model-air­craft shows and dis­plays and the tra­di­tion con­tin­ues with the Mosskosh An­nual Fun Fly on Satur­day and Sun­day.

Ararat and District Aero­mod­ellers Club is pre­sent­ing the event, set to fill the sky above the city with a vast ar­ray of re­mote-con­trol air­craft.

Vice-pres­i­dent Paul Phillips said the fun fly would fea­ture a di­verse range of model air­craft with more than 50 en­thu­si­asts likely to at­tend the event at the club’s War­rack Road field.

“There will be a great dis­play of model air­craft, rang­ing from jet-tur­bines to pro­pel­ler planes and glid­ers,” he said.

“Some of the planes have up to three-me­tre wing spans, while oth­ers are tiny elec­tri­cal mod­els.”

The event, from 9am to 3pm on both days, is named in hon­our of club past pres­i­dent Moss Heard, based on Mr Heard’s ethos to ‘sim­ply have fun’ fly­ing model planes. Mr Phillips en­cour­aged the com­mu­nity to make the most of the op­por­tu­nity to see the va­ri­ety of model air­craft that hob­by­ists were fly­ing.

“There will be a great dis­play of planes,” he said.

“Per­haps some­one might be in­ter­ested in tak­ing up the hobby or is keen to learn how to fly mod­els.

“Spec­ta­tors wel­come.

“And it’s not just for men or older peo­ple.

“We have some young mem­bers who are very keen.

“It should be a ter­rific week­end.” are more than

On­site camp­ing for vis­it­ing model-air­craft en­thu­si­asts is avail­able.

All pi­lots keen to fly their ma­chines at the event must reg­is­ter and be Model Aero­nau­ti­cal As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia, MAAA, mem­bers.

Or­gan­is­ers are mak­ing lunch avail­able on both days and have ar­ranged a ma­jor raf­fle.

Ararat and District Aero­mod­ellers Club has more than 30 mem­bers.

The club has pre­vi­ously hosted events such as its big Labour Day aer­o­batic ex­trav­a­gan­zas.

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