|August 25th Open House
Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser
| Saturday, August 15, is National Model Aviation Day and the Clearlake Modelers, Lake
County's radio control flying club, will have an Open House at their flying field at 7900 Highway
29, one mile north of Kit's Korner. Admission is free and is open to the public. This is an
opportunity to come out and learn about this fascinating hobby. There will be flying
demonstration of airplanes, helicopters, gliders and quad-rotors (drones), a demonstration of
RC Aerial Combat around 9:30 and a static display of scale planes including WWII Warbirds.
This event is being held in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Project. The Vision
Statement of this great organization is “To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation
of wounded service members in our nation's history.” Their purpose is to raise awareness and
enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members in many ways: to help injured
service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and
services to meet the needs of injured service members.
There will be hamburgers and hot dogs to purchase along with raffles, opportunities to
fly actual model airplanes with the aid of an instructor and the chance to feel like you are in a
quad-rotor (drone) looking out using First Person View goggles. Proceeds from these events
will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Please come join us, learn about RC Flying, have a good time, enjoy some hot dogs or
hamburgers and help our service men and women who have given so much for our country.
Gates open at 9 am, entry is free and the event runs until around 1 pm. Bring a lawn chair to
guarantee a place to sit but leave your pets and alcohol at home. Due to the outdoor venue
and the high fire danger, smoking will be restricted to within your vehicle. If strong winds are a
factor the event may be canceled.
|Below is the press release that was sent to the Record Bee, KPFZ Public Radio and
Bicoastal Media (KXBX, Q106 & KUKI radio stations).
|Click on the below pictures to enlarge them
|The crew selling food to a guest.
|We offered guest a chance to fly a plane while on a buddy box with an instructor. Guest Rachel took
advantage of this option with Instructor Scott Drew. Per Scott, she did very well, especially considering
she had never done this before.
|Rachel after her flight holding the
Fledgling she flew, an electric trainer.
|We had several members bring out Quad Copters with First Person View cameras on them.
Guest were given a chance to wear the goggles while the units were being flone.
A real in-the-cockpit seat-of-the-pants experience.
|Our FPV Pilots Tom Overton and
Captain Buck, Todd Echols.
Terry Durnil is flying in the background.
|Below is the Thank You Letter sent to the Record Bee acknowledging those that helped make
this day a success.