These little airplanes have come a long way since I was young. And they're not so little either!
Fueling up for a flight
And they come in all different models. They have some that look like fancy acrobatic machines, and some that look like basic 4 seater Cessna style. And some that have rocket turbine engines that run on the same fuel that a big jetliner does. And helicopters too!
Ruth with a big yellow remote control plane.
This big plane was fun to watch.
And, coming in for a landing.
These guys get together pretty much every weekend during the summer, and some of them have been doing it for over 25 years. Kind of a neat hobby, and apparently you can get into it for around $500 for a starter kit. And then I'm sure that you can also spend a LOT more than that!
Pretty high tech looking remote control unit.
Just about any city of any size has a remote control flying club. Just google it in your area, and head out on a weekend day to watch the flying! Like I said, a fun thing to do that's free!
We didn't do much else yesterday, and not much planned for today either. But we have a couchsurfer from South Korea coming to stay with us from Tuesday to Thursday so that should be fun. It is just as interesting hosting a couchsurfer as being one in someone else's house. Glad we are able to give back to the system while we're here at Ruth's dad's.
Only 3 days left in the Australia contest, and we are firmly in first place in our division. So I'm going to ask a favor and see if you will vote for someone else as well. My cousin Brenda is in first place in her division, and she's done really well considering she doesn't have a group of loyal blog followers like you people! But she's in a race with the person in second only 200 votes behind her and gaining! So please take an extra 5 seconds to vote for her as well.
Thanks everyone. We're going to be going up against eight others for the final decision, so I don't mind if one of them is my cousin!