This aircraft is set to turn heads at Valley View Air Display as it has in the past.
David O’Neill said the curiosity began in 2009 when he brought the Polish-built Wilga back from Germany, where he bought it.
He found the Wilga while working as a geologist in Moscow, and said it was love at first sight.
“Even if it does have a face that only a mother could love,” he said.
Designed and built in Poland as a short-takeoff-and-landing (STOL) civilian utility aircraft, the Wilga evolved throughout its production run from 1962 to 2006.
David O’Neill’s pride and joy, a Wilga Mark 3 bult in 1975, will fly in for Valley View Summer Concert and Air Display on Saturday 8 March, held 23kms past Geraldton Airport on the Geraldton-Mullewa road.
Admission to the not-for-profit event is $20 per car for the air display, gates open at 2pm.
Tickets at $70 per head for the air display and the spectacular evening concert featuring the Australian Navy Band are available from Queens Park Theatre, Bennetts On The Mall or Sun City Skin Cancer Clinic, 5 Hermitage Street.