The South Eastern Times : October 2nd 2014
NEWS 3 High-fl ying fun AERODYNAMIC: Robe pilot John Stuart takes his Auster out of storage ahead of the Robe Aviator Society’s Giant Fly In. Red Dragons, Tigermoths and Yaks on show at Robe MUSTILLO RAQUEL email@example.com greatest line-up of aircraft ever seen in the Limestone Coast will arrive for the Robe Aviators Giant Fly In. The fl y-in will take off on Saturday, October 18, with aviators across the nation zooming to Robe to celebrate the town’s respected aviation history. Yaks, Red Dragons, Tigermoths, Austers and Cesnas will make up a huge concourse of private light aircraft from the ‘30s to present day. The two-day attraction will celebrate the rich history of aviation in Australia, according to event coordinator Jamie Aitken. Aircraft ranging from 80-year-old Tigermoths and Austers, Chinese fighter trainers and amphibious aircraft will be on show with the latest, greatest and fastest in the industry. “We have got fabric covered aircraft from years gone by and machines made of carbon fibre and fibreglass,” Mr Aitken said. the aircraft by the pilots who will explain the ins and outs of their machines,” he said. “It is a great chance to meet some of Australia’s truly great fl yers and hear their stories.” Robe restaurants will cater for a sky-high menu with an aviation-themed dinner including “loop the loop soup”, “fl uffy cloud puddings”, “rocket fuel reds” and “high-octane whites”. The aviation celebration continues on Sunday with participating Robe eateries serving up aerodynamic inspired breakfast menus before farewelling the planes. “Pilots who have flown SKY HIGH: The inaugural Robe Giant Fly In is expected to draw crowds from around the Limestone Coast. “Aircraft designed and built in China, Russia and the UK will sit alongside ones built right here in the South East.” The seaside town will be buzzing with excitement from 8am on the Saturday morning, with aircraft from across the country descending into Robe airspace. A children’s art exhibition, best presented aircraft and pilots competition and public prizes will be among the fun activities over the weekend. “There are people coming from all across Australia to participate in the fl y-in,” Mr Aitken said. “We have people fl ying fi ve to 10 hours cross country to come to the event.” Mr Aitken said aerial shows, aircraft inspections and “tall tales from the sky” will keep spectators entertained while on the ground. “There will be an opportunity for visitors to be showing thousands of hours in all sorts of aircraft will be on hand to thrill you with their tales of the sky,” Mr Aitken said. “Don’t miss the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the greatest fl ying machines built over the last 70 years.” The fl y-in starts at 8am on October 18 at the Robe Airfi eld and transport from the town to the airport will be available all day. For more information con- tact event coordinator Jamie Aitken on 0414 452 703. 2014 WATTLE RANGE COUNCIL Time to change CLOCKS must be changed when daylight saving starts in South Australia and Victoria this weekend. Summer time will begin when clocks are put forward one hour at 2am on Sunday. “We encourage people to put their clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night,” SafeWork SA executive director Bryan Russell said. “South Australia’s daylight saving dates are consistent with Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory and maintain a 30-minute time difference all year round.” Daylight saving will end on Sunday, April 5, next year, which coincides with Easter. Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland, the Northern Territory or Western Australia. Fortunate surprise A COUPLE from Southend won a Saturday X Lotto prize of $361,127 on the weekend with a ticket they purchased in Mount Gambier. The pair discovered their good fortune on the weekend and spoke with an SA Lotteries offi cial on Monday. “I’ve had a sleepless night,” the winning wife said. “My husband and I checked the winning X Lotto numbers again and again yesterday and kept saying to one another ‘this can’t be right’.” She said the win was a huge relief, allowing the couple to pay off debts. “I feel a bit sick to be honest … it’s overwhelming,” she said. “You’ve got to be sensible at a time like this, but we might celebrate down the track with a trip overseas.” The couple purchased their division one win- ning Saturday X Lotto 25-game QuickPick ticket from Chapman’s Newsagency in Commercial Street West. Throughout Australia, there were 12 entries that won a fi rst division share of Saturday X Lotto’s estimated $4m division one prize pool. Beyond Blue presentation by David Corduff Date: 12th October Time: 11.00am Location: Beachport Recreational Hall, Golf Course Road, Beachport, 5280. Part of the 2014 District C2 Convention, 10 - 12 October at Beachport on Rivoli Bay Entries to be submitted to the Millicent Library by Friday 10th October 2014 Photographs must be taken within the Wattle Range Council area within the last 2 years Major prizes for each category | prizes worth $1500, $500 in vouchers and prize packs 5 categories to choose from + mayoral award + junior category (free entry) Entry from and full details at www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au 656533 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au The South Eastern Times, Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3 656112 ENTER NOW!
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