Flying for for Virgin Blueby Chris Caulcutt, VMAA Secretary
As with all Virgin Blue opening ceremonies they always offer something different to mark the occasion and this time asked the VMAA (Victorian Model Aircraft Association) to put on model aircraft flying display. Being 'indoors' the task was handed onto Neil Hardiman the Indoor coordinator of the Victorian branch of the AEFA (Australian Electric Flight Association).
Along with Virgin Blue staff Neil co-organised the event in association with seasoned pilots Cliff McIvor, Colin Kahn, John Lamont and Anthony Mott to present the show. Flying started after the formal opening ceremony at 7.00 pm.
Cliff McIvor, Colin Kahn, John Lamont and Anthony Mott
The venue, a new Virgin Blue maintenance hangar
John Lamont checks out the fleet
Anthony Mott's 'Flying Flea' in full flight
Anthony Mott's Vickers Vimy
Cliff McIvor, his 'Impulse' and Virgin Blue staff
Anthony Mott, his Vickers Vimy and Virgin Blue staff
"Please Girls - I'm spoken for !"