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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