Evans Head celebrates
THE HISTORY of the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome will come to life at the end of the year, with around 10 war birds touching down for the Great Eastern Fly-In.
During World War II the aerodrome was the largest airforce training base in the Southern Hemisphere and honorary secretary of the fly-in, Gai Taylor, said it was great to celebrate the aerodrome's heritage.
She said a huge range of aircraft had already confirmed for the three-day event, however, the war birds were always a big draw card with many people seizing the opportunity for a joy flight.
This year's war birds are an international lot, with planes from Russia, Germany, Britain and the States touching down at Evans Head between December 30 and January 2.
Amongst them are two Russian Yaks ? a Yakovlev 9 which was built in 1942 and which first saw combat at the battle of Stalingrad and a Yak 52, built in 1976.