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.

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