Reaching for the skies

Read about how Holdfast Model Aero Club is celebrating its 60th birthday with a free come and try session.

Holdfast Model Aero Club is celebrating its 60th birthday by inviting would be pilots to reach for the skies at free come and try sessions.City Limits - Issue 52 - August 2016 - Holdfast Aero Club

Anyone who has ever wanted to learn how to send a fighter jet streaking through the air or hurl a bi-plane into a dog fight can find out how it’s done at the club’s base on the corner of Majors and Lonsdale roads from 10am to 12.30pm on Sundays.

The club’s vice president, Kingsley Neumann, who is a former private pilot and air traffic controller, said he wanted more people to experience the thrill of flying.

“Flying a model plane is exciting, and not as difficult as people may think,” Mr Neumann said.

“We pair people who want to try it with an instructor for three sessions, then if they join the club they can keep using one of our training planes until they’re ready to fly solo. The club has about 120 member aged from 8 to 88, and a great facility.”

The club will soon install paving and seating which is being funded by a $2000 Community Grant from the City of Marion.

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