(Courtesy of Mentor Area Radio Control Society)
The Mentor Area Radio Control Society (MARCS) announces its annual three-day indoor radio-controlled model aircraft flying festival at the University of Akron’s Stile Athletics Field House March 20 through 22.
The purpose of the “NE Ohio Electric Festival” is to celebrate the sport and hobby of model aviation and produce funding in support of cancer research. Qualified Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) pilots will pay $15 to participate, and there is a $5 entrance fee for public spectators. Admission is free for pilots and spectators 12 and under (accompanied by an adult). Parking is free.
Principal sponsors include Horizon Hobby, Lazertoyz, Luke’s RC Planes, West Michigan Park Flyers and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA).
This is the second annual event at this location – previously the club produced the “Holiday Electric Festival” in December 2010, 2011, and 2012 at the Spire Institute in Geneva, which quickly became the largest AMA-sanctioned indoor R/C flying event in the country.
There will be several raffles for cash and prizes at the event, which will “Fly in the Face of Cancer,” with 100 percent of the proceeds from these raffles going to the American Cancer Society. The club has been struck by the loss of some of its fellow members, friends and family members in the past few years due to cancer.
The three-day festival will feature daily demonstrations of state-of-the-art electric-powered radio controlled model aircraft and helicopters, along with several fun flying contests.
For more, visit www.ohioelectricfly.com.
The MARCS is an AMA-sanctioned local club dedicated to the sport of model aviation. The AMA is an association which helps to foster the sport on a national level. The MARCS has existed since the early 1960s in Mentor Ohio, with membership coming from throughout the greater Northeast Ohio area. The club’s outdoor flying site is currently in Geneva Ohio, and members often fly models indoors at various sports facilities during the winter months.
Visit www.mentorrc.com for more info.