Remote control aviation brings flying down to earth

Posted by September 27, 2012 By: Peter Miller

Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill of flying airplanes without leaving the ground?

 If so, radio controlled (r/c) flying might be just the pastime for you.

 The hobby has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, and there are more than a dozen Connecticut flying clubs – many offering training and a safe place to fly airplanes with other enthusiasts.

 For those interested in a taste of remote aviation, the Wintonbury Flying Club of Bloomfield is sponsoring a radio control demonstration and swap meet on Sunday, October 7th at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Route 75 at Bradley Airport.

“The 1st Annual Great New England R/C Swap Meet” will be part of the museum’s “open cockpit” event where visitors can also see, touch and sit inside of historic American fighter planes on display.

 Members of the Wintonbury club will offer information, demonstrations and have an r/c simulator for visitors to experience.


R/C model Mustang fighter on display at Build Right / Fly Right Hobbies, Wallingford CT Credit: photo by Peter Miller

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