GALLERY: Aircraft flock to fly-in

UP to 50 aircraft took advantage of the brilliant weather to arrive in Gloucester for the fly-in last weekend. 

Pilots travelled from as far south as Wollongong and north to Coffs Harbour for the event in all manner of aircraft.

Among the highlights of the weekend was a practice flight by model aeroplane pilot Ranjit Phelan. 

The event, which doubled as a fundraiser for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, began as a means of recruiting new members to the aero club, which now boasts more than 50 members.

Alex Channon checks out one of the planes.

Alex Channon checks out one of the planes.

Large crowds headed to the Gloucester Aero Club for this year's fly-in.

Large crowds headed to the Gloucester Aero Club for this year's fly-in.

This ultralight was one of nearly 50 aircraft to participate in the fly-in.

This ultralight was one of nearly 50 aircraft to participate in the fly-in.

Kyle and Shannon Atkins escape the heat.

Kyle and Shannon Atkins escape the heat.

Ranjit Phelan with one of his model aircraft.

Ranjit Phelan with one of his model aircraft.

Gloucester Aero Club's Andy Edwards speaks to model pilot Peter Coles.

Gloucester Aero Club's Andy Edwards speaks to model pilot Peter Coles.

A model biplane built by Peter Coles.

A model biplane built by Peter Coles.

Peter Coles with the model biplane he built.

Peter Coles with the model biplane he built.

A gyrocopter takes off from Gloucester airstrip.

A gyrocopter takes off from Gloucester airstrip.

Large crowds headed to the Gloucester Aero Club for this year's fly-in.

Large crowds headed to the Gloucester Aero Club for this year's fly-in.

Jack and Charlie Bignell at the fly-in.

Jack and Charlie Bignell at the fly-in.