Model aircraft show
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.
“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.