Locals pay a visit to Avalon Airshow

FLYING HISTORY: Longwood’s Jenny Houghton (second left) with Kevin Bailey (left) of Western Australia, TigerAir A320 pilot Don Woodward and Dave Woodward (also from Western Australia) enjoyed the 2015 Avalon Airshow last weekend. They are pictured in front of a 1935 Stinson Reliant Plane, which was brought to Australia by the Vacuum Oil Company and was restored to its original condition 70 years later by Kevin. It was the first time Don and Jenny had seen each other in many years, as she first taught Don how to fly 27 years ago. PHOTO: Courtesy of Jenny Houghton

A NUMBER of residents from Euroa and district attended the biggest aviation event in Australia last weekend.

Ross Carrington from the Seven Creeks Estate, Jenny Houghton from Maygars Hill Vineyard and Mark Carr from the Benalla Aviation Museum were just some of the residents who took part in all the action at the 2015 Avalon International Airshow.

The airshow was part of the Anzac centenary celebrations, with displays by warbirds including the Spitfire, Kittyhawk and Mustang, as well as the Australian Defence Force’s latest military heavy metal.

Mr Carr said the airshow was fantastic with a lot of interest in his Winjeel military training aircraft, which was exhibited as part of the Benalla Aviation Museum’s display at the show.

“We had so much interest that we were invited to the 2017 airshow which is great,” he said.

“We flew back in formation but unfortunately couldn’t stop in Euroa. But we’re hoping the show helped put our region on the map.”

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