Celebration of aviation

April 10, 2018

The ‘Freedom to Fly’ aerobatic team will soar over Deniliquin this Saturday as part of a special celebration of all things aviation at Deniliquin Airport.

The aerobatics team, formed by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia, will also bring a flight simulator so people can experience the sensation of flying.

The special celebration coincides with the Deniliquin Aero Club’s fly-in event, and the launch of an historical display on the Royal Australian Air Force No. 7 Service Flying Training School which was based in Deniliquin during World War II.

Adding to the big day of celebrations will be the a performance of the opera The Barber of Seville from travelling company Co-Opera in an airport hangar, dubbed Sky High Opera and including an Aero Club pre-show dinner.

And Aero Club member Ian McAtamney said there’ll be plenty more for people to enjoy.

‘‘The Temora Aviation Museum will be sending a Wirraway plane, and there will also be some Field Air fire bombing displays,’’ he said.

‘‘There will be a number of planes and vintage cars on display, and we’ll have performances from the Edward River Concert Band and Sing Australia Choir, who will be performing songs from the World War II era.’’

The free public event will begin with a barbecue cooked by the Deniliquin Rotary Club from 1pm and finish about 4pm.

The dinner will be at 6.30pm and the performance from 7.30pm.

For dinner tickets go to www and for opera tickets go to

■ RAAF No. 7 Service Flying Training School museum project receives government funding, page 5.

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