Warbirds in Bundy sky

WINDY conditions did not stop Bundaberg Aeromodellers club member Dennis Burdett showing what his model Stirling Bomber could do Sunday, until disaster struck.

“I lost two motors and didn't have the power to keep going,” he said, lamenting the loss of his model, after its remains were recovered in ruins from bush near the Bundaberg Aeromodellers grounds on Golchert Drive.

“I've only had it for 14 months.”

While six more “pilots” could share his pain, lady luck was much kinder to the 150-strong turn-out at the Warbirds Over Bundy weekend event.

The event featured a mini airshow and public display on Saturday and Sunday, and attracted club members from Pine Rivers, Coolum, Toowoomba, Gympie and locally.

Each aeromodeller got a chance to share their hard work with the crowd for about 10 minutes each.

“Each show depends on the fuel tank size - it's usually 10 minutes at least,” volunteer Janelle Nielsen said.

“It's a full warbird weekend.”

Bundaberg president Trevor Nielsen said he was satisfied with the turn-out, considering the conditions.

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