Wings and Wheels Open Day

Wings and Wheels Open Day

Event Date: August 20 2017 (02:00pm)

Event Type: Exhibition & Show

Address: Grafton Aero Club Inc, 150 Vere Street, South Grafton (map)

Contact Name: Grafton Aero Club - Kevin Wilson

Phone: 0429 344 158

Website: http://graftonaeroclub.com/wings-and-wheels

Sunday 20 August 2017 @ 10:00am to 2:00pm

Grafton Aero Club will be hosting the 5th annual Wings and Wheels Open Day again this year. As with previous years there will be a variety of clubs and individuals  exhibiting their winged or wheeled pride and joy.

These range from Hot Rods, Classic, vintage, sports, touring and race cars, plus go-karts, motorcycles, model aircraft, etc. There are also exhibitors and demonstrations of Stationery engines, blacksmiths and various things from the Mens Shed.

This is the first full year since the South Grafton Aerodrome Aircraft Hangar Owners Inc became the aerodrome operator. The grass is now regularly mown and the runway has recently been resealed and widened, perimeter fencing upgraded and drainage improved. The areodrome has never looked better.

Last year we had over 40 aircraft fly in to add to the local aircraft on display. Again we hope to have warbird adventure flights available as well as aeroplane and helicopter joy flights. Also this year we may see some Seaplanes after a visit from a dozen or so Amphibians from Australian Seaplane Pilots Association last Christmas.

The event is as always free for exhibitors and the public. There will be a gold coin donation with the charity this year being the Oncology Ward at Grafton Base Hospital.  Further details will be advised as they come to hand.

Participants and displays from: Grafton Aero Club, Coffs C/ex Classic and Touring Car Club, Coffs Harbour Veteran and Vintage Car Club, Grafton Vintage Motor Vehicle Club, Grafton Historical Motorcycle Club, Grafton Go-Kart Club, Grafton Mens Shed, Grafton Model Aircraft Club, Mark Awad with Winjeel Warbird, Aussie Air – Ewan McRae with C 172, Hot Rod Club, Pilots of Visiting Aircraft

Sponsored by Clarence Valley Council