Desert Wings Club to Host Remote Control Air Show


Remote control aircraft will be flying across the sky Aug. 10 as the Desert Wings Club hosts their annual fun fly in conjunction with the Carbon County Fair. RC airplanes and helicopters ranging in size will be on display for the public to view. Operators will also display their flying skills for spectators. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the model airport near the Carbon County Fairgrounds. RC pilots will answer any questions and provide entertainment to all in attendance.

Remote control aircraft has advanced in recent years. Planes are available mostly ready to fly or can be built from scratch by the owner. Features such as size and style are endless and mimic real aircraft. Demand for electric powered planes has grown. Electric aircraft are lighter, easier to repair and cheaper than most gas powered, wood built planes. Because of the increased interest in electric rc aircraft, remote control flying has grown in popularity.

Although it is simple to order a remote control airplane or helicopter, one must note that in order to operate an rc aircraft in Carbon County, pilots must acquire an Academy of Model Aeronautics card which insures the operator in case an accident occurs. Desert Wings members will be able to provide information to interested aviators at the air show.

During the event, pilots will demonstrate stunts and manuevers to all in attendance. Anyone interested in becoming an rc pilot or anyone who wants to witness an air show on a minature level, should attend the annual event.

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