Vintage aircraft fly in to Old Bar

THE sound of heritage aircraft will be heard around Old Bar this Sunday as the Heritage Aircraft Fly-In takes place at the village's airstrip.

The fly-in is a re-run of last year's inaugural event, which was enjoyed by the pilots and their passengers so much they wanted to make it an annual occurrence.

The aeroplanes will leave Luskintyre in the Hunter Valley at 9am and arrive overhead at Old Bar from 10am onwards.

After landing, they will provide a static display at the south eastern end of the airstrip until approximately 2pm.

Seeing and hearing the planes in the air will be one of the best parts of the day.

The essential ingredient for the fly-in will be suitable weather, which means fine and not too much wind.

This will be decided on the day by the pilots.

Currently the forecast is very favourable.

Already there will be over a dozen heritage planes, including bi-wing Tiger Moths and Boeing Stearmans, a Stinson, a Yak and a Cub, with a couple of early Cessnas bringing families.

It promises to be a fun time at Old Bar.

Old Bar Lions Club volunteers will provide food and drinks for the crew and any visitors.

Some members of both the Taree Historic Motor Club and the Manning Valley Ulysses Club will have their vehicles on site to add to the spectacle.

The community is encouraged to come down to the aircraft and enjoy the day.

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