The Birdman of Lake Burley Griffin
Canberra's Birdman Rally attracted all kinds of entrants. Some entered for a lark, while others were much more serious.
One of the latter was George Reekie, who with his father Colin, built several craft and entered them in not only in Canberra but other rallies including Melbourne and Albury.
Whilst the crowds loved the novelty entries, they got right behind the ones like George, who actually took flight.