The Kansas City Radio Control Association (KCRC) will be hold their annual fly-in on August 11, 2018 at the flying field at Lake Jacomo located on Rennau Drive in Fleming Park, just north of the ranger station and directly across from the soccer fields.

PT-17 Stearman model plane to be raffled off

The event gives the public the chance to watch radio control model airplanes in flight and learn more about this hobby/sport. It also serves as a fundraiser for Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

A raffle will be held with a chance to win a Horizon Hobbies Bind-N-Fly PT-17 Stearman.

The model plane features a 44.6 inch wingspan, seven cylinder, dummy radial engine, shock absorbing landing gear, Navy inspired color scheme, and other nice features. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00.

Visitors can stop by the Mess Hall (grill) for Polish sausages, hot dogs, cold drinks and snacks.

Several years ago the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) began to set aside a special day each year, called National Model Aviation Day (NMAD). On this day all AMA clubs across the United States are asked to conduct a flying event and collect donations for a charity selected by the AMA, or the individual club can select its own charity subject. In the past KCRC has supported the DAV, and the Wounded Warrior Project, as recommended by the AMA.

Last year they decided to step out on their own and supported St. Jude’s Hospital for Children. This year the membership voted to support a local charity/institution. All monies collected at the NMAD fly-in will go to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

Registration for flyers/pilots will begin at 8:00 a.m., and flying will begin at 9:00 a.m. Spectators will have opportunity to visit with the pilots and learn about the fascinating world of radio control modeling/flying. During the noon break flying will be suspended for a while and the airplanes will be lined up on the paved runway so the public can meet with the pilots and ask questions.