by Kevin Koopman
Rideau Valley Modellers, a Club organised within the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC), is hosting its annual RC airplane Float Fun Fly on Saturday July 14, running from 0900 to 1600, and would like to welcome all who are interested to come out and watch, as we take to the air from the water with all sorts of wonderful RC flying machines! Our pond is located on HWY 43 just east of Kemptville, next to the old mini putt/driving range; look for the signs.
Model aircraft of all sizes are expected, from small electric powered ‘foamies’, to traditional balsa and fabric-covered models powered with electric motors or glow engines. The event is a Fun Fly, which means that pilots of all skill levels will be able to fly. There will be experienced pilots to help those who have not flown off water before. Flying off the water is a different and interesting change for the pilots used to flying off a normal airfield, so come and see the fun!
Members of the public are invited to come and see the flying at no cost.
There will be a lunch served around the noon hour, burgers and sausages for a small fee, and drinks will also be available all day. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own food and drink, but no alcohol is permitted, and please carry your trash out. We hope to see you there!