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Nhill up for fly-in

HISTORY: Former Mustang pilot Max Carland of Nhill with one of the historic war planes during a fly-in at Nhill last year. Photo courtesy Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre

An eclectic collection of historic aircraft is set to fly into Nhill on October 20 for a Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre fly-in.
Weather permitting, aircraft will include a Mustang, Trojan, Wirraway, Winjeel, several Tiger Moths and Steerman and one of the Roulettes from Royal Australian Air Force’s aerobatic team.
Pilots are coming from across Victoria and interstate for the event which will be a major fund-raiser for the $500,000 first stage of the heritage centre and continuing works on a project to restore an Avro Anson aircraft.
Organisers hope to raise about $20,000 from the event which last year proved popular with the region’s aircraft enthusiasts.
Centre board member member John Deckert said patrons would get an opportunity to see the historic aircraft relatively close up.
“Obviously the aircraft will need room to move but there will be a good chance for people to get a quite close and get a feel for what they are all about,” he said.
People keen to attend the fly-in will pay a $10 entry fee and organisers are welcoming donations.
Mr Deckert said a labour-of-love project to restore the twin-engine Avro Anson, an aircraft which played a pivotal role at Nhill aerodrome during the Second World War, was progressing steadily with one of the next major projects to construct wings.

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