Flying in for the Fourth

Published 11:42 am Saturday, July 1, 2017

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader

A buzzing in the air will be heard at the Orange County Radio Control Club as it celebrates the Fourth of July with a special Fly-In on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 at the Model Air Park, 10623 Farm to Market Road 1442 in Orange.

The War-Bird Fly-In will feature scale military aircraft during the special event. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

The club also hosts a boat ramp for remote controlled boats and pontoons.

The organization has a history of emphasizing safety and the group has had zero injuries for several years.

To stay within permitted standards, planes at the park have to be kept at 200 feet or less, or what is called a visual flight.

The Orange County Radio Control Club officially meets at the airpark on the first Saturday of the month, rain or shine. Visitors are welcome at the park as long as a member of the club is present.