Celebrity drops in at Cobden aero show

THE aircraft’s called a Fisher Celebrity and the old-style biplane was certainly the star of the show at Cobden on the weekend. 

Four years in the making, pilot Derek Dyer flew his home-built kit plane from Digby to the Cobden Aero Club’s annual fly-in.

 The two-seater Celebrity was among a variety of aircraft to drop in for the event.

“We had 20-odd planes come in from across Victoria including Moorabbin, Stawell, Portland and Hamilton,” club treasurer Duncan Morris said.

“It was great to see our event supported so well. Several of the groups enjoyed breakfast before taking off back home,” he said.

“It’s one of the highlights of our year. 

‘‘We’ve got a stable membership of about 35 with seven or eight aircraft based here and others dotted around the district on little farm strips.”

Mr Morris said there were a number of general aviation aircraft and about 15 recreational planes.

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