New Flyers Enjoy Radio Control Aviation: 10/24/20
We had a great day of flying at our field on October 24, 2020! With ideal weather conditions, seven of our club's members began flight operations at 10AM. In addition to our members, we had 15 guests of all ages visit with us, and everyone wishing to try their hand at flying a radio control aircraft were given an opportunity to do so, under the supervision of our seasoned flight instructors Jim Davis and Steve Smith.
To the surprise of some of our older members, the young first-time fliers performed incredibly well and without any incidents or crashes–which we suspect was the result of very well-developed hand and eye coordination provided through their familiarity with video gaming. Regardless of the reason, we were all very pleased to offer our first-time fliers the experience and thrill of radio control flight!
Our next event at the field will be held on Saturday, November 7th at 10AM. Once again, we will be flying a variety of model aircraft, offering free flight instruction to those wanting to give it a try, and will be providing free hot dogs, soft drinks, and chips for those attending.
Club Fly a Fun Time for All: 10/10/20
We had a great time at our Club Fly on October 10, 2020. Despite the overcast weather conditions, the wind velocity was only about 8 miles per hour–ideal for flying. Seven aircraft were at the field today, both gas and electric powered. Jim Davis, Robert Yanacek, Steve Smith, and Stephen Yanacek attended and flew many flights. We also had the pleasure to meet Curt Merrill and his young daughter, who joined us at the field today to learn about the world of model aviation.
Under the supervision of our flight instructors two new pilots, Stephen Yanacek and Curt Merrill, had the opportunity to fly for the first time today, and one of our beginner pilots continued his training. All three flew well without any incidents or crashes.
Our next flying event at the field will be on Saturday, October 24th, beginning at 10AM. We encourage all those interested in learning more about flying radio control aircraft to come out to the field or contact us.
Labor Day 2020: 09/07/20
On September 7, 2020 Jim Davis, Steven Smith, Jim Shiels, and Robert Yanacek met at our flying field to perform some maintenance and enjoy the remainder of the day flying.
Our day began at 9AM with Robert and Steve cutting and trimming the grass on the field and surrounding areas. Both Jim Davis and Jim Shiels arrived about an hour and a half later and evaluated our building that is used to store our mowing equipment for repairs and improvements. Robert also installed a replacement windsock–a much needed repair.
Flight operations commenced about noon, with each of our members taking turns flying various aircraft. Under the watchful eyes of instructor Jim Davis, student pilot Robert Yanacek also performed a maiden flight on his E-flite Valiant 480E.
Local residents interested in learning more about model aviation, our club, or desiring to learn to fly a radio control aircraft are welcome to contact us for additional information.
Girl Scouts at the Flying Field: 11/04/17
We invited the girl scouts from Troop 2603 in Kill Devil Hills to come out to our model airplane flying field to demonstrate what these flying model planes are all about.
We gave demonstrations of gas and electric flight, plus a drone too! We set up a buddy box system and let everyone have a turn at flying a model airplane. The weather did not cooperate and it was windy making flying a little difficult. However the girls did very well and all had fun. Lunch consisted of grilled hot dogs, chips, brownies, water, and sodas.
We had a great turn out, despite the windy weather. There were 13 girls from the scouts and three adults—Amy, Ashley and Danielle. This was a great day for the flyers to end the 2017 flying season.
Youth Aviation Day: 05/13/17
At Youth Aviation Day our club set up a static display at the Dare County Regional Airport of a number of our model aircraft our members brought to educate the public about radio control model aviation.
In addition to our aircraft display, we also provided information about our club,the Academy of Model Aeronautics, and handed-out balsa-wood gliders to the children. With special permission, our club president, Jim Davis, then performed two flight demonstrations with his "Mini Pulse."
We completed our great day of fun in the sun with a cookout of hot dogs and hamburgers for our members who attended.
National Aviation Day: 08/19/15
Dare County Radio Control Flyers setup a static display of some of our club's model airplanes at National Aviation Day at the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills.
Our display gave visitors the opportunity to see our aircraft up close and in different stages of construction, and included information about our club and the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
We handed-out balsa gliders to our younger visitors, and spent the day enjoying our interaction with the public. Unfortunately, our plan to perform a few demonstration flights was grounded in the interest of safety due to brisk wind conditions.
Youth Aviation Day: 05/09/15
As a public education initiative, members of Dare County Radio Control Flyers set up a static display of model aircraft at the Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo to celebrate Youth Aviation Day.
This event has been quite popular in the past, so attending this event afforded us an opportunity to promote our club and its activities, as well as those of the Academy of Model Aeronautics.