Sunday, February 20, 2022

Quartzsite Desert Flyers Air Show

 Where Are We Today

Park Place RV Resort

Quartzsite Arizona

Yes, it’s been a while since I made an appearance on my blog, but since I know that you all follow Pat at Here, there is not a lot for me to tell you. However, today I thought I would say a few words about the “Air Show” that our RC club had a couple of weeks ago.

Quartzsite Desert Flyers  Field
The RC club is the Quartzsite Desert Flyers whose field is located in part of the town park at the north east corner of the town. One of the founding members, Jim Colwell, who the field is named after, approached the town and ask for land to have a field at, as there are a number of winter visitors that fly RC.  The town set aside an area on the outside edge of the park with parking, a shelter and 600-foot paved runway for the club. It should also be noted that there is another section in the park set up for RC cars. 
The weekend of Feb. 4th, 5th and 6th were the dates set for this event, the Friday night for night flying, the Saturday for the fun fly and the Sunday for a swap meet. All events were attended by our club and surrounding clubs.
Opening Ceremony

The Friday night flying was well attended by spectators but we could have used more flyers, something to work on for next year. The Saturday was well attended with spectators also, approximately 200 people came to watch, with 20 registered pilots and multiple airplanes. Sundays swap meet was well attended with many items for sale. The locale VFW, supplied food to spectators and flyers.
Looking to the left of center field.

Looking to the right of center field

The yellow one is a jet turbine aircraft, the only one at the show.

One of our female members.

All in all, it was a great weekend, yours truly ended up being the announcer and also made a purchase at the swap meet. Looking forward to next winters Quartzsite Desert Flyers Air Show.

Swap Meet wares

Lots of items for sale .

My Swap Meet Purchase "Calmato"

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and check in. Until the next time, take care and enjoy life.

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