I want to thank everyone who helped make this event a great success, for fear of missing someone I am not listing individuals, THANK YOU, to all who helped, and you know who you are. A listing of sponsors and contributors to our event can be viewed below. Be sure to support those who support us.
The event started with the National Anthem and raising of the American flag by 4 of our members who served our country, followed by a special surprise. The surprise was a fly over including a missing man formation by the Indy Bipe group in honor of our fallen members and all our veterans. Then the r/c flying commenced, with such nice weather flying was from around 9 in the morning to 6 in the evening with a plane, or planes, in the air at all times. We had lots of raffle prizes which included kits donated by Henry Devenney estate, Faron Tropser and Tom E. Hatfield and a radio from Paul Wycoff. All throughout the day we had raffles for items donated by Danville, Avon, Plainfield and Brownsburg merchants.
We had 118 fixed wing planes, 4 helicopters and 10 quad copters on display with many flying during the day. Spectators experienced flights of everything from small foam airplanes to helicopters, jets with electric ducted fans, jets with real gas turbine jet engines, various warbird models, various sport planes to a 10 1/2 foot wing span aerobatic plane powered by a 170cc twin cylinder engine.
One of the many highlights of the day were all the younger kids (maybe future r/c pilots) really enjoying the candy drops, parachute drops and balsa wood gliders. Every youth that wanted to chase a parachute down got to take it home with them. We had over 300 visitors and spectators and we served over 165 BBQ lunches. Every member, reach out with your right hand and pat your shoulder for a fantastic event!
|Bill Clontz Heating & Cooling,||Parker & Ashley Hall||Rege & Jaymee Hall||Ralph McBee||Stitched Designs||Steve Wissen||Hobby Town USA, Indy||Techcom, Pat and Ilene Adams||Hall Aviation||Green Cycle McCarty, Danville||Andy Mohr Chevrolet||Andy Mohr Ford||Andy Mohr KIA||Andy Mohr Nissan||Tom & Kathy Carlyle||Ryan Jones - Nova Jets||Andy Mohr Toyota||Andy Mohr Volkswagan||Hare Honda||Auto Zone||Advanced Auto||Crew Car Wash||Jiffy Lube||Lowes||McCammons Irish Market||Applebee's||BJ's Brewhouse||Cheddars||On The Border||Longhorn Steakhouse||Red Lobster||Faron Trosper||Don Schmedake||Steve Greer||David & Vicki Miller||Warren Estep||Paul Wycoff||Henry Devenney estate||Tom E. Hatfield||Bryan Baumer|
Members who served our country performed the flag raising, Tom Elson, Harold Etling, Dave Miller and Greg Stanfill.