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Model Aviation Day In Cocoa Florida

The Indian River Kontrol Society held an event on August 15, 2015, in celebration of Model Aviation Day. Modelers from around the state of Florida braved threatening weather earlier in the week and brought the promise of sunshine and light breezes!

Models and other hobby related products were donated by the following vendors:

Hobby Town USA

R/C Informer

Tower Hobbies

While participants huddle under the shade, Elaine prepares lunch for all.

While participants huddle under the shade, my wife, Elaine, prepares lunch for all participants and guests.

Some took advantage of the day to break-in a new engine!

Some took advantage of the day to break-in a new engine!

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Dave Laver’s Waco from balsa USA. It has a large 116″ wingspan. and powered by a 3W 150. The Decathlon is by S Squared and has a 135″ Wingspan, powered by an 85cc engine. In the foreground appears to be a large Rascal.

One of Rich's subjects performs a knife-edge pass.

One of Rich’s subjects performs a knife-edge pass.

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local NEWS media made a visit.

local NEWS media made a visit.

Rich Baker of R/C Informer was one of the sponsors for this year's event. Rich brought along some of his "subjects" he reports on, in his website: rcinformer.com

Richard Baker of R/C Informer and his girlfriend Aimee was one of the sponsors for this year’s event. Rich brought along some of his “subjects” he reports on, in his website: rcinformer.com

John Van Workum, the IRKS club treasurer, takes a break with Lee Royer.

John Van Workum, the IRKS club treasurer, takes a break with Lee Royer.

Wherever this is shade......

Wherever there is shade……

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Dave Laver “spots” for Rod Gier.

Dave Laver pilots his giant Citabria, wowing the crowd.

Dave Laver pilots his giant Decathlon, wooing the crowd.

Dave Pilots one of his Balsa USA aircraft.

Dave Pilots one of his Balsa USA aircraft.

A closer look at this fine looking aircraft.

A closer look at this fine looking aircraft.

 

 

 

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S Squared Decathlon taxis in.

Roger Harden wins one of the raffles.

Roger Harden wins one of the raffles.

Richard Bohn, one of the line judges, grabs a bite between rounds.

Some of the action…

Volunteers insure everyone is registered to fly.

Volunteers ensure everyone is registered to fly.

Raffle Table

Raffle table, waiting for the new owners.

This year’s donations, from entrants and supporters totaled just over $700.00. Everyone had a great time for a great cause!!

Updated: August 27, 2015 — 10:09 AM
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