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Impressive planes planned for Nhill Airshow

Article Category  Current News
Date Published  Sunday, August 18 2019
Photo  Wangara Consulting

Impressive planes planned for Nhill Airshow
The Nhill Airshow has secured numerous fantastic aircraft for their centenary of aviation celebrations in November.

Sponsorship from local businesses has greatly assisted the organising committee in arranging the visits from these aircraft.

Airshow Convenor Rob Lynch said that there will be something for everyone.

“Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast or just looking for something to fill in a weekend, the Nhill Airshow is the place to be on Saturday 2md November.

“The headlining aircraft we have already secured are absolute adrenaline-inducing machines that will excite the crowd.”

The Wolf Pitts Pro is one of the highest performing aerobatic biplanes in the world and is capable of flying at a top speed of 414km/hr. The Wolf Pitts Pro is unique and designed specifically for aerobatics.

This is the first time this crowd-pleaser will be coming to Nhill. Paul Bennet has had this aircraft built especially for aerobatic performances he is so well known for.

After having appeared at the 2015 Airshow, the P51 Mustang will again make an appearance at this year’s event. This American single-seat fighter was used during World War II and the Korean War.

A P-51 was also flown by Nhill’s very own Max Carland during WWII.

The Marchetti is an Italian light jet aircraft and known for its use as a trainer and light combat aircraft. This speed machine will thrill the crowds.

Pictured above: a pair of Marchetti aircraft - including the red/white plane that will appear at Nhill - in action at the Avalon Airshow earlier this year.

The Pitts Special is renowned for its world domination in competitive aerobatics during the 1960s and 1970s and remains a competitive force in today’s competitions. 13 time Australian Champion Chris Sperou will be completing a double act in the Pitts Special along with the Debonair.

The ability to acquire these aircraft for the Nhill Airshow has been a direct result of sponsorship from local businesses and community members.

The Nhill Airshow sub-committee and Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre Board would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support:
  • Agair Pty Ltd
  • Driscoll, McIllree and Dickinson
  • Henry’s Electronics
  • KFC
  • Luv-A-Duck
  • QBE Insurance
  • West Currie Consultants
  • Western Ag
  • WTM Constructions
“The Airshow is shaping up to be a huge event with a significant impact on the local and wider Wimmera economy.

“I’d like to thank the very generous sponsors and donors that have come on board so far. Without their contribution we would not be able to attract such a wide range of aircraft,” Mr Lynch said.

More than $5,000 has been received as tax-deductable donations. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and tax-deductible donations are also being accepted for this year’s event.

The 2019 Nhill Airshow Sponsorship Prospectus is available at www.nhillairshow.com.au. For sponsorship enquiries contact Kat Colbert on 0409 527 041 and visit the Airshow website.

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