2019 Classic Airplanes Rally

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A report by David Balfour

The second annual Classic Airplane Rally
 
Twin Cities Model Aero Club conducted their second Classic Airplane display last weekend November 23 / 24.
 
The event features aircraft from the ‘Classic’ period of aviation from 1910 to 1950, the first 40 years of aviation.
 
Aircraft are displayed in era groupings, this year 35 scale models were displayed.
 
The event is a flying and static display and the winning model is selected by Mr Jim Williams, proprietor of the Albury based aircraft business Classic Airplanes, hence the events name.
 
The winner of this years event was local members Ken Osborne with his Albury Monoplane. This aircraft was the first aircraft to be built and flown in Albury in 1913.
 
A full size replica of this aircraft hangs from the roof inside the Albury City Library.
 
The weather over the weekend was a bit on the hot side which detracted from the day, hope for better conditions next time.
 
These events do not just happen, many members contributed their time in preparing and in the running of the weekend, thanks to all who helped out.
 
To see pictures of the event head over to the Gallery section of the website.
 
 

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