Electric Model Planes Flock to
Central Plains E-Fly Spectacular
Arena, Park City, just north of Wichita, on I-135)
Nov. 11-13, 2011:
Imagine an indoor airshow, with a hundred tiny airplanes. The 4th Annual Central
Plains E-Fly Spectacular, (Fri./Sat.8am-10pm and Sun.morning, Nov. 11-13, 2011)
gathers over 100 model-airplane enthusiasts from throughout the state, region,
and country, to show off their electric-powered miniature flying machines --
model airplanes, helicopters and other contraptions -- and compete with one another in the air.
The arena's big
annual regional indoor-flying event gets a bit wild, with pylon races, aerial combat,
night-flying and freestyle air shows. More than 100 model-aircraft aviators are
expected to show -- each with their own unique radio-controlled or other flying
plane, helicopter or what-not. Other R/C craft -- model cars, trucks and such
-- will compete as well.
model aircraft have "taken off" in recent years with the development
of more efficient, powerful small rechargeable batteries -- some of which are
beginging to power real full-size aircraft. But it remains a challenge to make a fully-functioning tiny aircraft perform well on batteries alone. The E-Fly event brings out the most talented developers and performers in this cutting-edge flight technology.
Among the many hobbyists who enjoy
electric aircraft are aviation engineers and technicians -- who hone their
cutting-edge professional talents (and enjoy their lighter side) by
experimenting with these compact electric aircraft. With many enthusiasts throughout the area, Wichita is becoming one of the most
'happening' places for electric flying models in the nation.
by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the Wichita-area event is one of the
United States' most spectacular regular events for electric model aircraft. In
addition to indoor flying action at the arena, a real helicopter -- outdoors -- will
be selling rides for just $35.
is $6, and $2 for children 10 and under. Event Phone: 316-304-6130 for sponsor Clearview Field; for Hartman Arena Phone: (316) 744-8880.
Clearview Field Model Aircraft Airport,
KAKE-TV News, Ch.10, Wichita:
Radio-Controlled Plane Enthusiasts Descend On Hartman Arena
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Last revised/updated Nov.11, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact the:
Kansas Aviation Centennial Committee
Richard Harris, Chariman,