RC Fun-Fly This Weekend

Friday, May 31, 2013
RC flyers from several states will be on hand this weekend for the spring Fun-Fly hosted by the local club.

The Piggott Radio Control Modelers, club #3837, is hosting their 16th annual Spring R/C Show Fun-Fly and competition Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2 at Pfeiffer Field in Piggott. The field is located a half mile east of the Piggott Public Pool.

"We're expecting a very large show this year, with many pilots and model builders in attendance," noted club secretary treasurer Myron Low. "Past shows have drawn 30 to 50 AMA registered pilots from Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois, Louisiana, Alabama and Kentucky."

Low added some of the past participants include eight-time National Fun-Fly Champion Jerry Smith from Paducah, Ky., Giant Scale 3D events competitor Blaine Austin of Baton Rouge, La., Fun-Fly competition pioneer Harold Parker, from Henderson, Ky. and Tina Zieman, a combat champion from Sebree, Ky.

Activities will be going on both days, and admission for spectators is free. The club will also be raffling-off around $2,000 in donated items, including a 42 inch Samsung LCD/HDTV flag screen television, airplane kits and items donated by RC plane suppliers. There will also be concessions on site, including hot dogs, brats, hamburgers and cold drinks.

"Sunday afternoon all kids 18 and younger that come out with a Sunday School Bulletin will get a free drink, hot dog, chips and a cookie," Low added of a show tradition which continues this year.

In addition to the spring event, the Piggott R/C Modelers Club hosts several events each year, including a model judging and swap meet event in March, Youth Day for 4-H, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and other interested youths. They also host an event for special educations children which includes flying demonstrations, a model show and lunch.

Those wanting more information about the Spring Fly-In, or any of the efforts of the Piggott R/C Modelers may contact Low at 870 598-7106.

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