Catch a high view of the Grafton purple haze

EVER wanted to take a quick trip over Grafton and see the mass of purple from the sky in a helicopter, or speak to a pilot?

This weekend you will have your chance as the annual Jacaranda Muster and Fly-in takes place at the Grafton Aerodrome.

Grafton Aero Club president Peter Clement said there would be plenty of activities and things to do over the weekend, weather permitting.

“People will be able to see a lot of flying of different aircrafts, some aerobatics, take a joy ride in a helicopter and see a heap of aircraft of different vintages,” Peter said.

“We just really hope the weather holds out for the weekend. The predictions are for it to fine up and the weekend will be a whole lot more fun if these showers stay away for a little while.”

There will also be a barbecue of sausages with refreshments.

On Sunday, the newly crowned Jacaranda Queen and her party will be taken up in the sky.

“We take the senior candidates up every year. It has turned into a little bit of a tradition and they always seem to get a kick out of the experience,” Peter said.

“For the first time though, we will be taking up a couple of the junior candidates, so that should be a bit of fun as well.”

This is yet another great Jacaranda activity for the whole family. If you are looking to do something a little bit different this weekend, head over to the South Grafton airfield tomorrow or Sunday from 10am.

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