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Pilots urge council to scrap under-wing camping ban at Birdsville Races

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For decades, pilots have camped under the wings of their planes on the Birdsville airstrip over the weekend of the town’s iconic outback races event.

It’s a tradition that goes hand in hand with the Birdsville Races experience.

But this year, the Diamantina Shire Council has banned the practice, citing safety regulations and costs involved in complying with them.

“Part of the make-up of the races is people flying in and camping under the wings,” the owner of…



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