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Southern Utah News Front Page: September 18, 2014

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For the love of aviation: 3rd Annual RC Fly-in

Fans of remote controlled airplanes will get their fix this Saturday when the third annual RC Fly-in is held at the Kanab Airport from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Over 100 radio-controlled aircraft will be at the Kanab Airport for the 3rd Annual Radio-Controlled Fly-In on Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Aviators from all over will share their love of aviation with demonstrations of flight capabilities beyond the imagination with helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. Complex aerial maneuvers will be performed with aircraft, ranging from the small and simple, to the large and complicated.

The fly-in will provide fun activities for all ages. Individuals will be able to practice flying using a flight simulator, or try their hand at flight with an actual RC aircraft using the Buddy Box System, which allows the pilot to still maintain control while the student practices flying.

Once again, event participants will have the fortune of going for a free ride in a Cessna 182 aircraft for a brief tour over Kanab. This is one of the favorite activities of the fly-in. It’s a first-class experience, including boarding passes for the passengers.

While you wait your turn for the free flight, you’ll be able to see static displays of RC aircraft, shop the craft vendors, go on a tour of the Search and Rescue Command and Control Center at the airport, and see displays of Kanab Fire Department equipment.

Kanab RC Modelers Club (KRCM) will have a booth at the event with club applications and information about the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) available. Membership for both the KRCM and the AMA is free for anyone under 18. KRCM membership is also free the rest of 2014 for anyone interested in joining. Senior discounts are available. The club meets every second Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Kanab Airport. Spectators are always welcome to come and watch them do their flying when the weather permits.

Event organizer Kirt Carpenter said, “The aircraft are controlled by computers relaying instructions to the aircraft. They represent a video game that is actually happening. The idea is to encourage young and old alike who are interested in high-tech equipment to get off the couch and put their computer skills to work.”

The event itself is free, but there will be a cost for the lunch provided by the Lions Club from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The hamburger lunch is only $4 and the hot dog lunch is $3. Both lunches will include chips and a drink. Drinks can be purchased for $1.

There will also be a Split the Pot raffle and event T-shirts for sale.

For more information, view the events calendar at www.visitsouthernutah.com.

If you’d like to be a vendor or have further questions, contact Buck Brown at (928)660-8221 coyoteforge@wildblue.net


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