Model jets fly into town
Loud engines will roar in the South Waikato once again but on a smaller scale and in the sky.
For the 10th year running, the New Zealand Jet Modellers Association will bring its Anzac rally to Tokoroa on February 14 and 15.
It is expected to bring in international visitors as well as those from across the country.
Association president Stuart Hellyer said Tokoroa was chosen for its central location and the airfield itself.
‘‘The standard of the field here is equal or better than facilities in Australia.’’
He said it is one of the biggest jet modelling events in New Zealand.
Spectators will be able to see more than 50 different aircraft which are ‘‘ technologically advanced.’’
Tokoroa Aero Modellers Incorporated president Ron McCallum said the airfield was a vital asset to be used.
And it is certainly appreciated by international visitors, he said. ‘‘They don’t come to Tokoroa for the town, they come for the airfield.’’
McCallum expected another successful event with plenty to see.
‘‘The atmosphere is always good out there, it’s fun and exciting.’’
The event is by gold coin entry. Tokoroa Air Cadets will cater the event and receive all proceeds.
For more information or to have a go yourself call Ron McCallum on 0272 483 252.
FLYING HIGH: Tokoroa Aero Modellers Inc president Ron McCallum, left, and NZ Jet Modellers Association president Stuart Hellyer look forward to the Anzac Jet Rally and Display hosted in Tokoroa for the 10th year running.