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AusFly 2018 brings aviators under one sky | photos

AusFly 2018 brings aviators under one sky | photos

  • John Moore, Phill Hunt and Dashing Dave Donnelley from Narromine.

  • Colin Rule, Keith Rule and Michael Westwood.

    Colin Rule, Keith Rule and Michael Westwood.

  • Jane and Karin with Libby, Liam and Noa.

    Jane and Karin with Libby, Liam and Noa.

  •  John Shearman, Lyn Jablonski, Bob Richardson, Peter Kierath and George Mack.

    John Shearman, Lyn Jablonski, Bob Richardson, Peter Kierath and George Mack.

  • Martin and Rachel from Armatree.

    Martin and Rachel from Armatree.

  • Mick Robertson, Don Grandey and David Honner from the Dubbo Aero Club.

    Mick Robertson, Don Grandey and David Honner from the Dubbo Aero Club.

  • Peter Hodgens and Kevin Haydon from Sydney with Peter's home-built aircraft.

    Peter Hodgens and Kevin Haydon from Sydney with Peter's home-built aircraft.

  • Glen and Janette Barkley from Coonahbarabran.

    Glen and Janette Barkley from Coonahbarabran.

  • Mary Pavicich from Port Macquarie.

    Mary Pavicich from Port Macquarie.

  • Wayne Bourke, Tim McClelland and Jon Gilmour.

    Wayne Bourke, Tim McClelland and Jon Gilmour.

  • Barbara and Brett McFarland from Albany, Western Australia.

    Barbara and Brett McFarland from Albany, Western Australia.

  • Ralph McGill and Linda Dolphin from the Gold Coast.

    Ralph McGill and Linda Dolphin from the Gold Coast.

  • AusFly 2018 brings aviators under one sky | photos
  • AusFly 2018 brings aviators under one sky | photos
  • AusFly 2018 brings aviators under one sky | photos
  • AusFly 2018 brings aviators under one sky | photos
  • AusFly 2018 brings aviators under one sky | photos
  • Beau, Alicia and Isabelle Walters from Dubbo.

    Beau, Alicia and Isabelle Walters from Dubbo.

  • Ridhi and Ritvik Gupta from India.

    Ridhi and Ritvik Gupta from India.

  • Q'Dell and Quade Mallison with Sam Reid from the Narromine SES.

    Q'Dell and Quade Mallison with Sam Reid from the Narromine SES.

  • Peter and Emily Brand from Horsham Aviation Services.

    Peter and Emily Brand from Horsham Aviation Services.

  • AusFly 2018 brings aviators under one sky | photos
  • AusFly 2018 brings aviators under one sky | photos
  • David Haviland and Ken Borchardt from Angel Flught with Noel Wrigley from Gilgandra.

    David Haviland and Ken Borchardt from Angel Flught with Noel Wrigley from Gilgandra.

  • Gary Weeks from the Blue Mountains.

    Gary Weeks from the Blue Mountains.

  • Ian Macpherson, Richard Talbot and Glen Hughes gave the presentation on rebuilding safe aircrafts.

    Ian Macpherson, Richard Talbot and Glen Hughes gave the presentation on rebuilding safe aircrafts.

  • Frank and Andrea Andrewartha from Melbourne with Paul Blackney from Jandakot, Perth.

    Frank and Andrea Andrewartha from Melbourne with Paul Blackney from Jandakot, Perth.

  • AusFly 2018 brings aviators under one sky | photos

People from across Australia with fleeting interests in aviation gathered under one sky at the Narromine Aerodrome for the annual AusFly fly-in event. Photos: ZAARKACHA MARLAN

Between October 18 and October 21 all aviators were under one sky as people far and wide joined Australia's recreational and sport aviators for a social, informative and educational fly-in weekend.

Visitors got to see sport, certified, vintage and hand-built aircraft up close, air displays, were able to participate in seminars and workshops and receive information from industry exhibitors.

There was also plenty for a family fun day out with a petting zoo and jumping castle for kids and food and drink stalls available.

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Visitors were also able to tour the Narromine Aviation Museum, which currently attracts up to 5000 visitors per year.

The Museum has recently undergone a number of renovations including new carpet in the entrance, a roof over the historic engines, new lighting and a bookcase for an aviation library.

The original section of the museum has also been re-painted which Chairman Peter Keirath said took volunteers just three days to move all displays and put them back.

Lighting from the original Aero Club was also restored and used in the museum.

“People will be surprised,” Mr Keirath said.

“Weve captured that late 30s to 40s age, and I think it just adds some more character to what were trying to do,” he said.

On Saturday night the event hosted Dinner under the Stars with ticket holders treated to a dinner and evening with guest speaker Matt Hall, a third-generation pilot and former Royal Australian Air Force fighter combat instructor and international unlimited aerobatic competitor. Mr Hall is also the first Australian to be selected ti compete in the Red Bull Air Race World Championships.

Did you head to Narromines AusFly fly-in?