rc ribbon

For over two years nearly 40 acres of unused land at the Shurden-Leist industrial site have been used as an airfield for battery-powered aircraft. The planes and drones have been entertaining young and old alike with the RC Aviators making it possible for everyone to find out how much fun the hobby can be. That club was honored Wednesday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by club members and Henryetta Chamber of Commerce officials. Club president Wes Arnett did the honors slicing through the ribbon as cleanly as the lightweight remotely controlled aircraft slice through the sky. The club has been developing the field not only for aircraft but also for RC  cars and trucks on the specially-constructed grass track. Donors have added picnic tables allowing the hobbyists to work on their planes and giving spectators a comfortable place from which to watch the fun. Club members are also taking to the water with several RC boats zipping across the lake at Nichols Park.