Open day introduction to microlights
The Canterbury Recreational Aircraft Club (CRAC), under the guidance of club captain Grant Porter, held an open day at Rangiora on 14 October to introduce the public to the club’s activities and encourage new members to join.
The club has sold its old base and will move to the far end of the airfield where a new microlight hub will be established with some 30 hangars and new clubrooms. While most of the present members operate their own microlights, the CRAC owns two Rans Coyotes for training and the use of the members.
Club members opened their hangar doors for the public to view the contents and a sausage sizzle was available for the hungry.
Members from out of town with their own microlights started arriving early morning and were directed to a roped off area where the public could safely view the assembled aircraft. Improving weather allowed numerous members of the public to sample their first microlight flights.
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