Watts For Breakfast – May 2019
The May edition of Watts For Breakfast was timed to compliment the completion of the Red Thunder Tactical Formation Clinic, reasoning that the majority of the Eastern Bloc warbirds would still be on the field to bolster the numbers and add a unique flavour to the morning. Add into the mix an absolutely perfect flying day to herald the start of flying season. Master stroke!!
With a touch of wispy fog still hanging low on the Brisbane River, and 20+ warbirds parked on the airfield, the scene was well and truly set for the arrival of another 45 to 50 aircraft of all types, colour and persuasion! No doubt about it, this was defiantly up there as one of the best Watts for Breakfast ever!! Now that the catering team have a permanent base under the shelter shed from which to work, getting something like 115 fully fledged breakfasts across the pass and into the hands of the expectant pilots seemed like child’s play.
The WBMA BoM had taken the opportunity to invite local landholders and Councillor Cheryl Gaedtke to come join Watts for Breakfast so that they could see first hand what the airfield development and private aviation really looks like. Surely our airfield left a positive impression on our guests? By mid morning, looking out across the airfield felt like this really was as good as a full-on fly-in, underpinning just how successful these events can be. So many aeroplanes, pilots, passengers and visitors enjoying a great morning out.
And yet, by midday it was all over. All aeroplanes departed and everyone packed up and gone home. There was not even a solitary cloud left in the deep blue sky.
Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield
Post Office Box 98,
Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield,
801 Cressbrook-Caboonbah Rd,