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Huge crowd expected for Radio Valley Flyers Mammoth Scale Fly-In

By Laura Briggs

Radio-operated plane pilots will make their way to Karramomus in celebration of the 38th annual Radio Valley Flyers Mammoth Scale Fly-In next weekend.

The two-day event is set to attract flyers from across the country to be a part of the action.

Flight line director Rob Popelier said spectators could expect to see more than 80 radio-controlled planes.

“We get flyers from all over Australia who come to it,” he said.

“You’re looking at about 70, 80, up to 100 flyers with multiple planes.”

With a range of planes taking to the air including WWI, WWII, civil, jets and turbines, Mr Popelier said there was plenty of excitement in store for both flyers and spectators.

He said above all, the event was simply a time for people to socialise and catch up with friend they had made from previous years.

“It’s just a really good, fun event that people really enjoy every year.”

Spectators are encouraged to attend to watch the planes fly for a $5 entry fee.

Mr Popelier said spectators would also have the chance to speak with flyers and get up close and personal with the planes.

The Valley Radio Flyers Mammoth Scale Fly-In will be held at 935 Kerrs Rd, Karramomus on September 14 and 15 from 9.30 am to 3 pm.

For more information, visit www.valleyradioflyers.com.au