He had a keen aviationmind and was
a proud individual with amotto, ‘do it
once, do it right.
“He even built his own glider called
MOBA (My Own Bloody Aircraft)- he did
have a great sense of humour.”
Gary built two versions of his MOBA
aircraft which are still flying today at
the Bacchus Marsh Glider Club.
As an RCmodeller, he was the first
person on the field and the last to
leave. Gary loved early flight and
WW1 aircraft which he scratch built
and flew himself. He would build
countless scratch built models that
he researched and drew plans for. All
were done by hand and these plans
were published around the world by
If that didn’t keep himbusy enough,
Gary was a long termmember of
the Victorian Flying Scale Aircraft
Association (VFSAA) and took part in
many competitions, this included the
World Scale Championships in France
in 1996. Rain, hail or shine, Gary was at
every competition the association ran.
Mr Fincocchiaro said Gary will be
sincerely missed as a dedicated
modeller and friend of the Bacchus
Marsh flying community.
“Flying and aviation was in his veins
and he would alwaysmake himself
available for displays. He attended all
sorts of competitions and would travel
extensively to be part of the group and
enjoy themoment,” he said.
“He will be sadly missed by the BMMAA
Club, VFSAA, gliding community and
many people who were lucky to know
“Gary will bemissed as the little fella
that loved to fly WW1models.”
Gary passed away on 3 November
2016 doing what he loved- flying. Our
thoughts are with Gary’s family.
Thank you to Joe Finocchiaro, Bacchus
Marsh Model Aircraft Association
Club Member and Noel Whitehead,
Secretary of VFSAA for providing the