The sky over the Shurden-Leist industrial park is going to be buzzing Aug. 12 as remote control aircraft take to the air.
Members of the Henryetta R/C Aviators will be hosting a fly-in in recognition of National Model Aviation Day to draw attention ot the sport with planes and drones on hand.
Club president Wes Arnett said there will be flying throughout the day starting in the morning and continuing throughout the day and into the night.
"The night flying is really neat to see," said Arnett. The aircraft have colored LED lights that look great in the dark." He went on to say several neighboring RC clubs have been invited to attend that will bring aircraft of all sizes. "There's one plane that is big enough that I can launch my plane from it's wing."
"We want to let people know about the sport and will be answering all questions." He pointed out the event is open to all ages and there is no admission charge. Earlier this year, the city leased the site to the club.
Members of the R/C Aviators have built a grass runway at the industrial park and, with the nearly 40 acres of unobstructed flying space, can put on shows of aerobatics and racing.
The Academy of Model Aeronautics is a world-class association of modelers organized for the purpose of promotion, development, education, advancement, and safeguarding of modeling activities.