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It is a celebration of flight with pilots flying into Evans Head from all over Australia for the Great Eastern Fly-In on the weekend of January 12 –13, 2019 and everyone is invited to come and join the fun. It is taking place at the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome where they had the they had the No.1 Bombing and Gunnery School and No.1 Air Observers School RAAF station at Evans Head between 1939 and 1945.

The weekend will feature lots of planes, joy flights, air displays and there will be displays by the Rural Fire Service where the kids can ‘put out’ fake fires with water sprayers. The Sunday will also feature the Classic Car, Bike and Model Boat show. For history buffs, the RAAF Heritage group from Amberley will have a great display and items from the Evans Head RAAF Station will be on display in the living museum marquee along with a surprise object.

Organiser, Gai Taylor said ‘it’s a really fun day out for all the family and so much to see and do and is just what the WW11 Veterans wanted for the Aerodrome, a place where history comes alive.

‘We’ll also be welcoming back an old favourite, the P51 – D Mustang from Caboolture, known as Snifter, which has been having a rebuild and refit over the last two years.


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