Blustery wind delayed Propbusters fun fly to Sunday

The wind and clouds were no deterrent for a hearty group of local radio controlled (RC) pilots on the weekend when Red Deer Propbusters

by Scott Graham

The wind and clouds were no deterrent for a hearty group of local radio controlled (RC) pilots on the weekend when Red Deer Propbusters held their annual “Fun Fly”.

There were contests, prizes, burgers and lots of laughs as about a dozen area RC pilots got together for fun and friendly competition. With some much appreciated sponsorship from Hobby Extreme in Red Deer, the group gathered on a blustery Saturday morning to enjoy the skies of Central Alberta.

Getting underway in the morning, the wind slowly increased to the point where the models could no longer take to the air, so it was reconvened on Sunday, when the weather was more co-operative. This was a good decision, as the weather was much more enjoyable and the contests were continued.

A good time was had by pilots and the many spectators alike. Prizes were awarded to winners of the varied contests, including some dubious distinction for remarkable crashes and a very well executed “dead stick” landing of a new plane whose engine quit in mid-flight.