Sunday, May 31, 2009

Cowra Aero Club 75th Anniversary Open Day

Today I went down to Cowra to support the 75th Anniversary celebrations of the Cowra Aero Club. Weather around Sydney stopped any attendance from that direction, unfortunately.

The crowd was small but all were enjoying a relaxing day out and having a chat, in the country way. BBQ and urn were on max burner throughout keeping all supplied with their needs. The vintage car club had a fine dispolay of unique vehicles on display, as did the local aviators with Yaks, Aero Vodochey, Brumby, Air Tractor, Auster et al parked in a pleasing manner.

Reports of the Anniversary Dinner the night before were good, with about 80 attendees and guest speaker AM John Newham, (Retd), ex-RAAF CAS. AM Newham entertained with stories involving Sabre flights across SE Asia in horrendous thunderstorms!

Don't forget our next traning weekend at Cowra is 11-12th July, and our hosts assure me we will be welcomed warmly. We should have some box markers out then as well. Also, make sure the NSW Aerobatic Championship is in your diary for the first weekend of November at Temora.