Wings and wheels open day

Microlights, collectable cars and general aviation will be on display at the Mangawhai domain

General aviation and microlight aircraft of several different types as well as collectable cars are to be on show at Mangawhai on Sunday, February 18 as part of a fly-in with planes expected from Hamilton and Tauranga in the south and from Kerikeri in the north.

“It is not an air show although the aircraft will be available for public viewing at close range,” said local Steve Williams, who has been working with the Northland Microlight Club and the Mangawhai Domain Committee to organise the event.

An invitation has gone out to aircraft owners from the upper North Island and a good turnout is expected in spite of the limited length of runway available.

“Members of the Wellsford and Warkworth Vintage Car Club will be bringing several of their vehicles along for viewing. Children will be able to be taken for a short drive in the domain, as long as they are accompanied by a parent. The numbers will be determined by the number of vehicles available.

“This is a fun event for the Mangawhai community and surrounding districts at Mangawhai Domain from 10.00am. Entry is free and there will be food available for purchase or just bring a picnic lunch.”

No dogs are permitted that day onto the domain for safety reasons due to the field being used as a temporary airfield.

Weather cancellation will be advertised on the Mangawhai Domain website — on the evening of Thursday February 15 or Friday morning February 16 and on the local Mangawhai Facebook pages. In the event of cancellation an alternative date will be considered.


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