Coolum’s spring airshow a charity hit

The crowds built throughout the day as thousands turned out to watch more than 60 scale-model aircrafts dive, weave and spin in the Spring Charity Airshow at Coolum on the weekend.

“It’s been a wonderful day with non-stop action,” airshow manager Roy Salmon said.

“We have a variety of radio-controlled scale-model aircrafts, mostly built and flown by members of the Suncoast Model Flyers club.”

Unfortunately the star of the show, a B17 Flying Fortress, did not appear after being grounded with a blown engine.

The event featured modern-day jets such as the A10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog), Tankbuster and the Eurofighter Typhoon.

Other scale models included helicopters and World War II Spitfires, Mustangs and Hurricanes.

A large-scale flying model of a Bleriot X1, which in 1909 was the first aircraft to cross the English Channel, also featured.

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