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Saturday Feb 23rd,2019, we attended this air show along with Rob, Pat and Ken. It was a perfect day for RC flying, clear blue skies with a slight breeze.
|Sign at the Highway 95 and Rifle Range Rd.|
|Aerial view of the field looking northwest. Notice the flying stations on both sides of the field, morning and afternoon flying.|
Different from events back home, as this was an air show, not a fun fly or competition that I am use to attending. Starting at 10 a.m. thru to about 1:30 p.m., the club put on an excellent flying and static display of various aircraft. From Styrofoam, ARF and built kits of planes, drones and helicopters.
|Jets flying at speeds of 200 mph.|
The club field is located north of Yuma, just off Highway 95, out in the desert. With a paved runway and flying from either side of the field, depending on the time of day so you are not flying into the sun. You can learn more about the club HERE.
|Drone taking pic/video of the event|
|Foam ARF kit, electric power|
|Most of these are scale models of the real one, up to 50% scale.|
|3D flying, ( like a dance is the best I can explain what ti is )|
They started the day with the Civil Air Patrol Cadets color party and the playing of both the American and Canadian National Anthems. The local High School was there selling food and drinks to raise funds for school trips. The 47 registered pilots put on a great flying and static displays with only one mishap. After the flying demonstrations, the aircraft were lined up on the runway for you to go out and see, take pictures of and talk to the pilots. After that was open flying for those who wanted to.
|War Birds This is a F4U Corsair|
|A T33 Lightning|
I should mention that this event is held the third weekend of Feb, with a night flying event on Friday night, which Rob and I did attend, the Saturday air show and a swap meet and open flying on the Sunday. There is a $5.00 fee by the car load to watch the Air Show on Saturday, which the club will put towards repaving the runway.
|Civilian aircraft, Stinson Reliant SR9|
All in all a great event, while worth attending. Looking forward to next year.