Dakar Hitchon shows off his remote-controlled airplane. Hitchon takes part in the weekly club meetups at Wildflower School’s gym. Photo submitted

RC airplane club sets up hanger at Wildflower

The club meets weekly, Tuesdays at 4 p.m.

Every winter for five years now a small group of ex-pilots and current RC pilots do a weekly fun get together and teaching session for kids of all ages (five to 80 or thereabouts!).

The Nelson RC Club have been incredibly lucky to have had the use of the Wildflower School’s gym once a week for just over an hour every Tuesday from mid-September to March for several years and are very grateful to them that we can continue to offer this fun session.

The idea is to meet at the Wildflower on Tuesday afternoons at 4 p.m. and bring any toys from the house that are RC aircraft, helicopters, drones. You will have a place to fly indoors in the winter and a place to learn from hobbyists who have been doing it for years.

There is a fee of $2 per pilot to offset rental and purchase of machines that are available for use but the main idea is to provide a safe environment for pilots to learn about their own machines.

For smaller children it is required for a parent to accompany the child as babysitting becomes too difficult to control. We do have a few RC controlled small indoor planes for use when starting out but we encourage attendees to buy something they like and then bring it along.

We can offer lessons and also sometimes offer fixing advice on non-functioning or broken toys.

This will be starting later in October. For information, phone 250-825-2235.

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