Have you ever wanted to fly your own airplane? How about a remote-controlled airplane? There’s a new club in town that can get you started!
The City of Cedar Springs just approved a lease of property at the end of West Street for a flying field for the Wolverine Skyhawks Model Club, a remote-controlled airplane flying club.
Last week the Skyhawks did a program at the Middle School for the Cedar Springs Library summer reading program, with 83 attending. They will do another air show on Wednesday, July 25, from 2-4 p.m., at Skinner Field, while the Summer Reading Library carnival is going on in Morley Park.
Weather permitting, expect to be treated to airplanes and helicopters of all shapes, sizes and colors as they loop and roll for your enjoyment. If you like what you see, the pilots will be available to discuss how to get into the exciting hobby of R/C flying; and, the Skyhawks offer free flying lessons.
Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the air show. At 4 p.m. the Skyhawks and the Library will be drawing the name of one lucky person who will walk away with “The Champ” (a special model airplane) and flying lessons! The airplane comes complete with everything you need to get started in R/C flying in your back yard or the new field on West Street.
The Skyhawks enjoy sharing their love of flying so don’t be afraid to stop by the West Street field to see if anyone is there. Members often drop by spontaneously to enjoy a few hours of flying.
For more info, visit www.wolverineskyhawks.com.