National FunFlight Day to be held at Dubbo Aeroclub on Sunday

About 30 children in “difficult circumstances” will experience the thrill of flying in a light aircraft from Dubbo Aeroclub on Sunday.

JOY FLIGHTS:  Dubbo Aeroclub will host National FunFlight Day on Sunday. Photo: Contributed.

JOY FLIGHTS: Dubbo Aeroclub will host National FunFlight Day on Sunday. Photo: Contributed.

They will be among about 1500 children across Australia taking part in National FunFlight Day.

FunFlight, a 10-year-old charity that exists to put smiles on faces, runs the day with the help of aeroclubs, volunteer pilots and non-profit organisations.

Dubbo Aero Club, volunteer pilots, aircraft owners and the Smith Family have combined to offer flights from 10am on Sunday.

“A number of pilots have kindly offered their skills and aircraft for the event,” a club spokesman said.

“Aeroclub members will be assisting on the ground with organising refreshments and food, and of course the parents and carers for the children for whom the event is offered continue in their roles, for which they should be lauded.”

Skydive Oz will be conducting tandem jumps at the club in Coreena Road. FunFlight will fly its 10,000th “deserving passenger” on Sunday.