report and photos from Bruce Estes
Scott Thompson, Dave Magaw, and myself flew in my Cardinal to Castle Airport on May 27 to view the “Castle Airport Giant Scale Radio Control Model Fly In.” This event is held every Memorial Day weekend and draws attendees from all over the West Coast. Typically, the event will have 125 registered pilots and about
250 models. The rules are simple: The models must have a wingspan of at least 80” or be 1/4 scale. The 1/4 scale rule allows jets to fly in this event. The event is not a contest, just a great time for modelers to showcase their best, most impressive models at this event. The type of models included turbine jets, 35% scale aerobatic airplanes, racers flying at more than 200 mph and lots of World War II airplanes with wing spans from 80” to 16’. The weather was pleasant, the flight was great, and the company was superb.