Radio Flyers


July 17, 2019 — Florence Municipal Airport is home to more than just the full-size and classic airplanes that land there. Twice a week, members of the Florence Area Radio Control Aircraft Association (FARCAA) bring their radio-controlled aircraft to a special flying field at the north end of the airport.

“We normally fly on Sunday and Monday mornings before the winds pick up, which is usually around 11 a.m.,” the group’s official Facebook said.

During the summer, flyers may bring their planes on other days as well.

The club is actively involved in many aspects of the radio-controlled model aircraft hobby, including electric and glow power systems, slope soaring, float and scale flying and helicopters.

Members, who are required to hold a valid Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) number and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) number, also sometimes fly at Woahink Lake, and some of the RC planes are equipped for water landing.

FARCAA is a chartered club of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (Charter No. 4634) and a nonprofit organization. It also offers an active training program for people wishing to join the hobby.

For more information, or directions on how to get to a flying day, visit www.facebook.com/FARCAA.

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