High hopes warranted for Wings and Wheels Day
WHEN Michael Fischer's parents told him they were going to see some planes yesterday, the four-year-old returned from his room with his suitcase packed.
"He thought we were going to go to Thailand or somewhere," dad Michael Fischer laughed.
"He was all ready to go."
Luckily, the Townsend toddler was just as excited to spend the day in South Grafton for the Grafton Aero Club's annual Wings and Wheels Day.
Hundreds of people turned out to see more than 40 aircraft which flew in from as far as Bankstown and Caboolture, and countless cars on display.
Club president Kevin Wilson said the beautiful weather helped the turnout because it made a perfect day for flying.
This year was also the first Mr Wilson was able to display his own fully finished plane, built from scratch over the past few years.
The Sierra Low Wing monoplane took its first flight only a few weeks ago, and is now registered and can take to the sky any time.
"I was a bit nervous the first time I got it up but once it was in the air it was just beautiful," Mr Wilson said.
"It flies really well," he said.