Control-line model aircrafts compete in regional event at Roseburg airport this past weekend
SANNE GODFREY The News-Review
United Airlines pilot David Fitzgerald is in Roseburg this weekend to fly his airplane, but it’s not his Boeing 777. Instead he’s flying his control-line model aircraft at the 46th annual Northwest Control-Line Regionals at the Roseburg Regional Airport.
“I love everything about aviation and everything about airplanes,” Fitzgerald said. I started with model airplanes but my job is flying airplanes with United. (The models) taught me a lot about airplanes and I have an aeronautics degree and you don’t need that to be a pilot, but it helps to understand all aspects.”
Fitzgerald of Napa, California, is a former control-line aerobatics world champion.
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