Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Remote Control Airplanes

I had a gas burning model airplane when I was about 12 years old,  was never able to get the thing to off the ground, but this young man had his flight plan together. He was using a grocery store parking lot as an air field for his remote control model aircraft.

Here he is preparing his aircraft for flight. The model pilot is standing next to the SUV, the other young man happens to be an actual aviator.

Prepared for flight
Bi-plane ready for ignition
In flight
After a few acrobatic tricks, time to return for refueling
A perfect three point landing
P-38 Mustang ready to go

The landing

On the ground for refueling
A model helicopter

In flight

Even flies upside down
Just a side note, the pilot gave me this bit of information. Every 2nd Saturday of the month, the Tuskegee Airmen Young Eagles of Gary, IN, host a free flight day at the Gary Airport, the event starts at about 9:00 AM. This event is open to the public and the Young Eagles are looking for new recruits to join and train to be aviators.