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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
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These performances will leave you on a high
Australian aviation legends come to life when the Legends of the Skies Theatre Inc, (LOTS) present a series of short plays on the life of these aviators.

From last years production.

Presented in the fictional "Terminal 7 – LOTS Domestic" space at Parktone Primary School, corner McSwain and Robert St, Parkdale, the ensemble will enlighten their audience about the rise of Ansett Airways, the first and only aviator to fly while pregnant from England to Australia, the sole Aboriginal pilot of WW2, and a wonderful larrikin Flying Doctor.

Reg Ansett
Reg Ansett in the cockpit of a Boeing 727.

Also featuring, with a nod to pantomime style, will be a delightful little plane, Diana, owned and operated by women, plus a local story focusing on how we live our dreams.

All previous six productions of LOTS were performed at the Australian National Aviation Museum at Moorabbin Airport, with aircraft as the background, but this year space requirements meant an alternative venue was needed.

Last year's performance in the aviation museum at Moorabbin Airport.

A highlight of this year's performance will be featuring the life of Len Waters the only indigenous RAAF fighter pilot of WW2. Indigenous actor James Williams will play the role of Len. LOTS has secured the services of two didgeridoo players to add atmosphere to the performances.

Actor James Williams.
Actor James Williams who will portray Len Waters.

Ticket prices are only $20-00 which includes refreshments.
Bookings: at "Trybooking Legend of the skies."

Details or more information 'phone Maggie on 95802387.
Performances are on 11th, 12th, 17th, & 19th October 2019 at 8.00 pm.
Sunday matinee performances on 13th & 20th October 2019 at 2.00 pm.

Not only are the legend's stories entertaining, but they are also educational.
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Where: Parktone Primary School, 47 Robert Street, Parkdale Victoria 3195
Cost: $20-00 per ticket
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