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You too can be a high flyer

Thursday, 10th October, 2019

Greg Pope holds up the Boomerang 60, a high wing trainer that’s “easy to fly”. PICTURE: Michael Murphy Greg Pope holds up the Boomerang 60, a high wing trainer that’s “easy to fly”. PICTURE: Michael Murphy

By Michael Murphy

The Broken Hill Model Flying Club is offering free lessons - they provide all the equipment and expertise, all you have to do is rock up.

They’ve even bought a $1500 machine - the Boomerang 60 - to help interested hobbyists leap into the world of flying model aircraft.

“The Boomerang 60 is a very stable high wing trainer which is very easy to fly,” said club secretary Greg Pope.

“You will control the aircraft through a second transmitter, so the instructor can take over at any time you get into difficulties.”

The club has a patch of land carved out just off the Silver City Highway (Tibooburra Road), about four kilometres past the racecourse turnoff, past the gun club.

“We are at the club most weekends around 10am till 1pm if the weather is good, so simply show up,” Greg said.

But those interested can also make firm bookings.

The club has been in operation for 50 years and members fly a variety of machines, from small electric planes to large 150cc petrol aircraft.

“Like most hobbies, you can spend as little or as much as you like,” Greg said. 

For more information, or to book a lesson, message the club on Facebook, email gregsp71@tpg.com.au or phone Greg on 0428 490 456.

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