Latrobe Valley Aero Club (LVAC) is getting ready to host the Australian Light Aircraft Championships (ALACs) in late March.
The ALACs are on at Latrobe Regional Airport from Thursday 30 March to Saturday 1 April, and feature teams from aero clubs all over Australia, with a contingent also from New Zealand.
A two-day Royal Federation of Aero Clubs Australia (RFACA) flight training conference is also scheduled in the run-up to the ALACs, and the Wings International competition.
Wings International is an annual challenge between teams from Australia and New Zealand, with the team winning the previous year's ALACs charged with representing Australia. Currently the NZ team holds the honours, having won the challenge in 2016.
The ALACs event calendar for 2017 will feature competitions such as streamer cut, forced landing, formation flying, aerobatics and spot landing.
Both LVAC and RFACA are seekiing teams to enter the 2017 ALACs to further bolster what is already a very busy flying program.