Pilots come from far and wide to attend Tin Can bay Warbirds – here’s Steve Thomas with his Northrop P-61 Black Widow
May 3 and 4 will see the Tin Can Bay Model Flying Club host Warbirds. Tin Can Bay is the pinnacle on the Warbird’s calendar in South East Queensland and a big contingent of pilots and planes are expected this year.
Publicity Officer Nic Case said, “The talk amongst my fellow SCAF members is that if you can only do one Warbird during the year, make sure its Tin Can Bay. It’s a reputation I’m very proud to be associated with and it is a combination of things: the atmosphere, the venue, the camping, the time of year, the crowd, the organisation and lots of fun. We expect 60+ pilots and 120+ planes so there will be a good show put on (weather dependent).” Nic Case
Tin Can Bay is always on the first weekend of May. Well known locally and across the state, the events is really big for Tin Can Bay. Following Warbirds the Club will hold a “come and try” day. If you wish to have a go on the Club’s trainer more details can be obtained during the Warbirds event.
There are 10 warbird events held across SE Qld, one every 4 to 6 weeks, from the Gold Coast, west to Toowoomba and north to Bundaberg. This year will see an inaugural event held in Gladstone during October.
Everyone is welcome at this once-a-year event – don’t miss out on the opportunity to see these great models operated by expert pilots.