Dylan Benson, Euan Willis and Ean Rosenberg check out a rebuilt Longster at the Air League open day.
Dylan Benson, Euan Willis and Ean Rosenberg check out a rebuilt Longster at the Air League open day. Bruce Thomas

Budding top guns aim high

COFFS HARBOUR youngsters with high-flying ambitions have the perfect place to turn to.

The Australian Air League has been operating at our regional airport since 1996 to help children aged eight years and up discover the delights of aviation.

The voluntary organisation had an open day at its general aviation hangar on Saturday and is already planning another later this year.

“We can take the kids right through from the basics about aeroplanes to getting their pilots’ licences if they want to,” said the squadron’s officer commanding, Ean Rosenberg.

“A lot of today’s pilots across the nation have the Air League to thank for getting them started.

“It’s not only aviation – we can give kids a grounding in other careers such as administration, electronics, engine overhauling, aircraft construction and meteorology.

“We even dabble in metallurgy.”

The local Australian Air League has 12 members and is always looking for more boys and girls to join their ranks.

For more details, contact Mr Rosenberg on 0417 046 417 or 6658 2315.



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