Air raid for a good cause

20:05, Feb 04 2013
AVIATION HISTORY: Check out the aircraft from the Gordonton Microlight Club.

Watch out for a parade of planes flying in on February 16.

The day is a fundraiser for the island's Friends of the Street organisation which makes sure teenagers get home safely after a night out at the weekend.

Organiser, Wild Days Rum owner and Friends of the Street driver Russell Duurloo, says up to 15 planes and microlights from the Gordonton Microlight Club are expected.

Russell says this isn't the first time the planes have flown in.

"It's their third attempt to invade our island. Our secret intelligence tells us the GMC are planning to land at our airport with about 15 planes and 20 people.

"Lucky the Wild Days Rum crew is ready to avert disaster. And the Friends of The Street will continue to keep the streets safe at night for teenagers ensuring they get home safely every weekend."

Residents are encouraged to go along to the airfield on Carsons Rd to check out the aircraft, meet the owners and find out about this kind of aviation.

"The normal lineup is spectacular with planes dating back to 1950s, microlights and even a gyrocopter."

Make a gold coin donation to Friends of the Street and enjoy the $2 sausage sizzle between 2pm and 4pm. The rain date is February 23.


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