On June 4th the Fly RC club hosted the Civil Air Patrol cadets of Danbury for a day of flying RC aircraft at our Southbury field. They arrived at 9AM
with the leader of the unit Brian Waldron, who is also their senior advisor, and 11 young men and women that were very anxious to fly RC planes.
They had been practicing with using a computer program prior to Flying at the field. Many Fly RC members came to work with the cadets and train them on flying RC
planes. Each Cadet had many flights throughout the morning and early afternoon and with the expert training they received, flew very well.
We had one minor mishap and that was remarkable considering most of the cadets had never flown an RC plane before.
The cadets and their senior staff provided a large picnic lunch for our members and themselves. Everyone enjoyed the hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, chips and more.
The conversation with these young adults was interesting and engaging. They are a group of dedicated young men and women that range in age from 12-21. Most are still high school and learning about the military. Many of them
hope to one day be members of our armed forces.
We thank all the Fly RC members that came and made this such a successful and fun day for the cadets. They really enjoyed the flying experience. They are bright and were eager to learn.