Group spreads wings

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE | COMMUNITY -

THE vol­un­teers at Queens­land Air Mu­seum have been kept busy.

Re­cently QAM at­tended the TAVAS Air Show at Ca­bool­ture, com­mem­o­rat­ing 100 years since the Red Baron was shot down over France at the Great War Dis­play, a fab­u­lous event.

Last week, QAM hosted the KM Weapons of Choice Fundraiser, or­gan­ised by Ange Mansey of Kurluin Muf­flers, in sup­port of can­cer re­search.

The crowd were treated to a mas­sive range of vin­tage, vet­eran and spe­cial­ist mo­tor ve­hi­cles un­der the wings of QAM his­toric air­craft on dis­play, a ‘drive-in’ movie the­atre, live mu­sic and a vast range of ac­tiv­i­ties.

In the mean­time, con­sid­er­able con­ser­va­tion and restora­tion works have been pro­ceed­ing, the DC-3, the Nep­tune and many others in­clud­ing restora­tion of the Konig SD-570 en­gine.

This Ger­man de­signed en­gine, used pri­mar­ily in pow­ered para-glid­ers and ul­tra-light air­craft has been painstak­ingly re­stored to run­ning or­der by the QAM en­gine crew.

All of this just af­ter a suc­cess­ful En­gines Day on April 7 at­tended by about 700 vis­i­tors.

See qam.com.au for more in­for­ma­tion.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

SKY HIGH: TAVAS Air Show had many spe­cial vis­i­tors.

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