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.