Warbirds at Tin Can Bay

Local modellers Neil & Marty with a DH2 from WW1

Local modellers Neil & Marty with a DH2 from WW1

The annual Southern Cross Air Force Warbirds (SCAF) will be held at Tin Can Bay next weekend, May 4 and 5.

The Warbirds Association in Australia “comes of age” this year, it being 21 years since its inception in 1998, in Bundaberg, by the late Rick Rogers. At that time it was a subsidiary of the USA-based World Miniature Warbirds Association (WMWA). This association still exists today.

The annual Tin Can Bay event is the major meeting on the Warbirds calendar, and usually has over 100 model aeroplanes present, from as far north as Bundaberg, west to Toowoomba, and south to the Gold Coast.

Most of the participants will camp at the field and some are already there to get the best spots. The club has great facilities, with hot showers, 240-volt power, flushing toilets and a full canteen operating over the two days.

The field looks a picture at present and the public will enjoy the park-like atmosphere with plenty of parking and shaded benches. Fare will include hamburgers, hot dogs, hot chips etc, and hot and cold drinks.

Admission is by gold coin donation. Further information can be obtained from Neil Low, phone 0417 072, 878. Bring the family out for a great day’s entertainment at minimal cost.

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