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Vintage Fly-in for Festival Spectacle

A host of vintage aircraft will fly in to join the Festivities in Miles next month, taking the vintage spectacle of it’s reinvented Festival to the skies. 

The vintage fly-in is one of the exciting new aspects of the Miles Back to the Bush Festival, where entertainment has been taken to the next level to deliver a regional tourism event where ‘a love of vintage and a love of country’ are said to collide.

The aircraft will ‘buzz over’ the entertainment inside the Main Event on Saturday 8th September, while on Sunday 9th visitors are invited for an up close inspection and chat to the pilots as they take-over the airstrip at the Miles Airport.

Vintage favorites including a P-40 Kittyhawk, a T-28 Trojan and a Harvard are amongst those flying-in with thanks to Aerotec and Bull Pipe Australia.

Adding to the fun of Sunday’s aircraft display will be a visit by Australian Flying Museum’s exhibition big bus, which houses a three metre long 1/72 scale HMAS Melbourne, complete with aircraft!  They’ll also be displaying models, artefacts, posters, literature and even an aircraft cockpit made from real aircraft components for the kids to sit in.

The gates for this aircraft display open 11am to 2pm, with $5 entry being collected as a donation to the Royal Flying Doctors Service and a sausage sizzle available.

The aircraft display rounds out a fantastic Sunday at the Festival, with the morning’s program commencing at 7am with a Bush Poet’s Breakfast at the Miles Historical Village, followed by a morning of vintage celebrations.  In addition to the Village’s program of vintage games, challenges and demonstrations, there’ll be an Antiques Expert in Residence providing valuations to guest’s own vintage items inside the old Bank building, making for an antiques roadshow-like experience.

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