Parade: It was a sight for more than just Soar eyes

SNAPSHOT: These planes could be seen without having to be at the airport during Soar, Ride and Shine. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 040818caircrft
SNAPSHOT: These planes could be seen without having to be at the airport during Soar, Ride and Shine. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 040818caircrft

DID you visit Bathurst Airport for Lifeline Central West’s Soar, Ride and Shine?

It turns out, you didn’t have to be there in person to be able to enjoy some of the displays. 

Parade has heard from multiple people who said they were able to see quite a few of the big planes flying over the area without having to leave their properties. 

Like thousands of others, Parade did make the journey to the airport over the weekend, but she could understand the comments from people who didn’t go. 

When leaving the airport, the Hercules aircraft used for a flying demonstration was very visible from the ground near Pat O’Leary Drive. 

POLITE POSTIE GOT BACK ON HIS BIKE

PARADE has grown accustom to seeing the postman travel around on a motorcycle, but recently she spotted one pedaling your average bicycle. 

It was a welcomed change for Parade, and one that made her reflect on old television programs where you’d see the friendly postman on foot or bike delivering mail. 

What made her particularly pleased was that this postman was riding on the road, but doing his best to communicate with motorists. 

He used very clear hand signals when he navigated roundabouts in the central business district and kept himself to the side of the road so as not to obstruct any cars. 

It was really good to see and ensured that there was no confusion over where he was going. 

TEST RUN FOR NEW COURSE

IT won’t be long until there is a new course being used for Bathurst parkrun. 

The organisers plan to test out a new riverside course on Friday afternoon before implementing it at their 100th event in a few weeks time. 

Parade hears that the course will make use of the repairs made to the walkway along the Macquarie River, near Bicentennial Park. 

Participants have told Parade they believe that the new course will include the other side of the river, instead of doubling back along the north side.

They think it will help clear congestion for the popular event.