LVAC 70th Anniversary Fly-In and Reunion

LATROBE VALLEY AERO CLUB ANNIVERSARY FLY-IN and REUNION 2019 The week-end of the 25th, 26th and 27th of October will commemorate three significant anniversaries. 100th anniversary of the first aircraft to fly into the Latrobe Valley, 5th September 1919. 70th anniversary of the formation of Latrobe Valley Aero Club, 14th September 1949. 60th anniversary of the Latrobe Regional Airport, June 1959. This fly-in reunion invites members of the past and present to join other interested aviation enthusiasts to fly or drive in to be part of this event. Aviation attractions including flying demonstrations and static aircraft old and new are planned over the week-end. The Latrobe Valley Aero Club will host the event and will ensure everyone is well catered for. Accommodation, transport as required, meals and refreshments will be made available on site. Visiting aircraft will have a safe and secure area to tie down close to the clubrooms. Friday, being the first day, will be a meet and greet day to welcome all. Saturday will be a day where local members and visitors alike have the opportunity to tour the airport and see it as it is today. Aerial activity in GA, RA Aus, microlight, agricultural, aerobatic, joy flights and the like plus parachuting operate from the airport. Tours may include Mahindra (Gippland Aeronautics) manufacturer of the Airvan GA-8 and GA-12, Gippsland Flying Museum’s, Sabre, Mustang, Winjeel, C-47, and Ryan Trainer. Other interests on the field include, aircraft maintenance and restoration, Hems 2 (Helimed), DEPI Fire Base and 426 Squadron AAFC. There is plenty to see and experience. Following lunch on Saturday afternoon a not to be missed presentation of a variety of aircraft flying selected routines by local and specially selected display pilots. This is not an airshow but a flying display for our aviation members and enthusiasts. While the general public is not invited, some may show up on the day. A number of aircraft will be on static display and a selection of club and airport memorabilia will be on show for casual viewing. Saturday night will present annual Latrobe Valley Aero Club Wings Dinner which will be a special event. A special guest speaker will be invited to present his or her aviation story while the musicians in the band and dancers take a break. The event will be well catered for and there will be a chance to tell your own stories on the night and catch up with new and old friends. We are hoping for a memorable event in the nicest possible way. Sunday will be a day to encourage further flying and socialisation before everyone heads for home. For those who wish to take short flights at any time to nearby aerodromes and sights, it is there for the asking. We invite all our aviation friends to join us for this special occasion to participate and enjoy everything we have to offer.
  • Organised by: Latrobe Valley Aero Club (LVAC)
  • Contact name: Rob Milburn
  • Phone: +61 417 540 428
  • Email: rmi09603@bigpond.net.au

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