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Big crowds watch aerial stunts
Between five and six thousand people assembled at Forbury Park and its neighbourhood on Saturday afternoon to witness some flying ‘‘stunts’’ by Captain Dickson in his aeroplane. The exhibition was timed to start at 3 p.m., but it was well on towards 4 p.m. before a start was made by the airman, who arrived from Mosgiel with the Mayor and Mr Walter Blackie as passengers. Those who waited to see the ‘‘stunts’’ were well repaid, as Captain Dickson gave a splendid exhibition of looping-the-loop and other feats of skill practised by aviators who must possess plenty of nerve for their accomplishment. It was an eye-opener for those who had not previously seen anything of the kind, and Captain Dickson was accorded an ovation when, after over an hour in the air, he landed close to the place from which he started in the centre of Forbury Park. The exhibition was favoured by perfect weather conditions, and as the aeroplane was skilfully manoeuvred between earth and sky it presented a pretty sight, and one which attracted attention from parts of the city and the hill suburbs in particular.
Warrington motor racing popular
The growing popularity of motor cycle racing was evidenced by the large attendance at Warrington on Saturday afternoon to witness the racing arranged by the Otago Motor Club. There were probably at least 1000 spectators, and they were rewarded by seeing some splendid racing. The occasion was taken advantage of to give the Hospital soldier patients an outing and all the available men from the Dunedin Hospital and the Woodside and Montecillo Convalescent Homes were taken out in motor cars provided by the club's outing fund.
— ODT, 15.3.1920.