Model Air Show

SPRCF plans to hold its 4th annual model aircraft demonstration and air show, open to the public, on Saturday and Sunday, August 9, 10 2014 from 11:00am - 4:00pm at its flying field on the 4th concession (just south of county road 8 and just west of River Canard - look for the four radio towers to find the field - 4819 Concession 4 N, Amherstburg, ON for Google Maps).

The Event
The event will feature a wide range of model flight demonstrations including aerobatics, military scale models, model parachute drops, simulated combat, all electric models, candy drops and a model glider contest for the younger kids. 

Last year's event was a huge success with estimated crowds on each day estimated in excess of 500 spectators.

Admission is free.  Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be available.  The public are urged to bring lawn chairs, hats and sunglasses.  The formal air show will be from 12:00 to 1:00pm on each day with many other flying demonstrations during the whole event.  Small children will be provided with a limited number of free glider kits to assemble and use for a children's competition.

Most first time spectators are astonished at the capabilities of these sophisticated miniature aircraft. 

The event location is at the club's 'Tower Field' just south west of Villanova High School.  There will be signs posted on the road intersections close to the high school to help visitors find the field.

Background
Model Aviation has been an active sport since the 1930's and has often been noted as the starting point for many professional engineers, scientists, technicians, pilots and even astronauts.  Since the 1960's, experimenters have harnessed radio control technology to create ever more sophisticated and capable model aircraft.  Over the last decade, fully electric power has evolved to supplement the fuel engines and gliders that are still very popular options.

This activity is more relevant than ever in the Windsor area with the current emphasis on establishing Windsor as a hub for aviation enterprises.  Both St. Clair College and the University of Windsor are offering education relevant to aviation.  Many, if not most, aviation professionals start off with an interest in models.

The Sun Parlor R/C Flyers club, serving the Essex County area, has been in operation since the early 1960's.  The club offers an excellent flying facility where safety is a priority for its approximately 75 members.  The club offers organized training for new flyers and also provides lectures on aerodynamic theory and flight demonstrations to schools and youth organizations in Essex County.  The club boasts several 'world class' competitors especially in the area of exact scale replicas of World War II combat aircraft.


Click here for a map to the SPRCF Field

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