‘Big birds’ create quite a buzz
Everything except a gusty south wind.
But that just gave 18 model plane pilots a chance to display their skills with more than 25 aircraft.
“ Ever yone was impressed with the way they flew in that wind,” organizer Fred Cates said. “Nobody had a crash and everybody had a great time flying.”
The event is a fund raiser which raises money for M. D. A nderson Cancer Research Hospital in Houston.
“We’re still totaling up the receipts and we w ill ma ke out donation to the hos- pital within the next couple of weeks or so,” Cates said.
The event was again popular for spectators who flocked to the park throughout the morning.
The aircraft are referred to as “giant radio controlled planes.”
Most of the planes in the air Saturday were 30 to 40 percent scale models.
Cates said next year’s plans are to move the event away from a holiday weekend. “And I guess one of these times the wind won’t blow at hard as the first two years,” he said.