FAST JETS, AMAZING PILOTS

Organiser LEVI WAGNER from SkyAces RC with one of his planes
Organiser LEVI WAGNER from SkyAces RC with one of his planes

Large model jets will be racing through the air, some up to 400km/h, as part of a Charity Air Show on Sunday, August 4 at Quakers Hill.

The jet aircraft models, some of them half the size of the real thing, will be taking off from the Fast Jets Airfield in the grounds of the Nirimba TAFE campus between 10am to 1pm.

It is the second year that SkyAces RC has run the event to support NSW Kids In Need which raises funds for six child-focussed charities. The event, originally planned for June 16, was rescheduled because of bad weather.

Organiser Levi Wagner from SkyAces RC said it is a hugely anticipated event.“We have over 20 models this year, all exact replicas.

“I learnt to fly from the age of 14 and as time, technology and available money have increased over the years, I have seen models evolve from, what is now a basic aircraft, to large, realistic and advance fast jets – it’s really quite impressive in my eyes.”

NSW Kids in Need Chairman Peter Debnam said 1000 enthusiasts were expected at the event. keen to meet the great minds behind the technology, construction and flying of these large-scale aircraft models.

“Not only are the demonstrations really engaging, but last year we discovered it was as much about the line-up of jets on display that people love to study.“

“It’s an incredible spectacle, with large-scale jet aircraft models – including F18 Classic Hornets and MIG29 jet fighters – flying at up to 400 kilometres an hour! They’re very exciting to watch,” he said.

“Last year’s event was a great success and it’s thanks to the support and enthusiasm of all our partners and the attendees it’s on again this year,” said Mr Debnam.

“However, we wouldn’t be in a position to make a difference to the lives of these children without the help of the SkyAces RC in offering this extraordinary experience.”

Tickets are $15 a head (kids 5 and under free). Money raised on the day will be donated to New South Wales Kids in Need. Took book visit www.nswkidsinneed.org.au/model-jets-family-event.html

Donations can also be made at www.nswkidsinneed.org.au NSW Kids in Need has raised more than $600,000 over the past three years to support Bear Cottage, the Burns Unit at Westmead Children’s Hospital, Central Coast Kids in Need, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Muscular Dystrophy NSW and Shine for Kids.