AMA Charter Club 400
Great Falls Montana
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Spectators turned an eye to the sky this weekend as the Big Sky RC Modelers Club held an open house and fly-in. Members from area clubs and flying enthusiasts from around the state, including Missoula, Helena, and areas of the Hi-Line came to fly with the Great Falls group over the two day fly-in, which featured more than 40 remote-controlled model airplanes and helicopters.
Big Sky RC Modelers Club President John Sandy says most club members have decades of experience building and flying the air crafts, which makes for an interesting show when planes are high in the sky.
Sandy says the weekend also gives club members the chance to talk about all things aircraft.
"We're a pretty tight, tight-knit community, and y'know uh, as you can expect whenever you get together it's airplane talk, and that's about it," said Sandy.
The RC Airport is located just north of Great Falls on Highway US 87; Turn left at mile marker 8 on Black Horse Lake Road and it is located about a half a mile from the highway. The paved runway is 560 feet long by 50 feet wide.
The club holds monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. at Hardees on 10th Avenue South.
President Sandy does an interview to local
TV reporter during Annual Open House