There'll be an attempt to fly Australia's only working Wright Model A Flyer at Narromine at the weekend.

The town is hosting its second annual Ausfly Expo with exhibitions, workshops for people restoring or building their own planes and aerobatics displays.

The Sport Aircraft Association of Australia's Vice President, David Brown, says a highlight of the show will be an attempt to fly the Wright plane.

He says, if weather permits, it will re-create its 2005 flight along the Narromine runway.

"The Wright Flyer was constructed locally here many years ago and interestingly there was a bunch of guys in the United States doing one at the same time," he said.

"The one here at Narromine was the first of them to fly and I think it actually holds an unofficial record for actually flying a lot further than the original Wright Flyer."

It has only ever been publicly flown once.

"It's been in the museum's display here for about six or seven years and recently a team of volunteers went through and got it all airworthy, had a new certificate of air worthiness, which is almost hard to believe for something that's based on a design from so long ago, from a bit over 100 years ago.

"The only thing that will stop it is winds over five knots."

The attempts are scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

 

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