NY Times article: Flying, With Both Feet on the Ground

Original Post:  NY Times

Story:  Flying, With Both Feet on the Ground, By Mark Vanhoenacker

Mr. Dickey, manager of Pilotage Fun and Hobby, recently shared information about the thrills of flying, without leaving the ground. The business is doing well, even with the younger generation. “Children raised on flat screens are pleasantly surprised by this “high-tech but weirdly nonvirtual” brand of fun, Mr. Dickey said.

Read the full article, published on June 20, here:  https://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/23/nyregion/flying-with-both-feet-on-the-ground.html?_r=2&

 

Renee Dickey, the daughter of Bill Dickey, the manager of Pilotage Fun and Hobby in Midtown Manhattan, with a Blade MCX2 helicopter.
Renee Dickey, the daughter of Bill Dickey, the manager of Pilotage Fun and Hobby in Midtown Manhattan, with a Blade MCX2 helicopter.

One comment

  1. This article certainly captures the fun, excitement and allure of model aviation, and it’s encouraging to see the efforts aimed at bringing aeromodeling activities to the urban areas. However, we would not suggest flying a Night Vapor or any other model aircraft in a street environment such as Fifth Avenue. A public park away from people and things that can get hurt is a much better setting.

    Rich Hanson
    AMA Government and Regulatory Affairs

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