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Archive for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Model airplanes to fly over Clinton Lake this weekend

Greg Kloepper, of Lawrence, looks up at his model airplane flying as Kirk Kloepper, of Effingham, rolls his onto the runway at a small airfield southeast of Clinton Dam that is home to the Jayhawk Model Masters. The model airplane club is hosting its annual Float Fly event this weekend at Clinton Lake.

Greg Kloepper, of Lawrence, looks up at his model airplane flying as Kirk Kloepper, of Effingham, rolls his onto the runway at a small airfield southeast of Clinton Dam that is home to the Jayhawk Model Masters. The model airplane club is hosting its annual Float Fly event this weekend at Clinton Lake.

June 25, 2014

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Greg Kloepper, of Lawrence, walks his SIG 4-star 60 to the runway for a flight.

Greg Kloepper, of Lawrence, walks his SIG 4-star 60 to the runway for a flight.

Jayhawk Model Masters flying high

Greg Kloepper, of the Jayhawk Model Masters, talks about flying and an upcoming event at Clinton Lake where model planes will fly off the water. Enlarge video

Greg Kloepper, of Lawrence, holds a SIG 4-star 60, a small and light model airplane that is easily flown due to its superior handling abilities.

Greg Kloepper, of Lawrence, holds a SIG 4-star 60, a small and light model airplane that is easily flown due to its superior handling abilities.

Don't be alarmed if you hear the whooshing and buzzing of airplanes overhead at Clinton Lake this weekend: It's just the Jayhawk Model Masters, piloting model planes as part of their annual Float Fly.

The event takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Boat Ramp No. 7 at Bloomington East Park, 700 N. 1190 Road, at Clinton Lake.

"It's a good, fun Saturday activity: watching model airplanes fly off the water," said Greg Kloepper of the Jayhawk Model Masters. "It's a fun little event."

About 15 to 20 pilots will be out at the lake Saturday flying their aircrafts. But these aren't your grandfather's model airplanes. Some have wingspans that reach 12 feet.

Jayhawk Model Masters, which has been around since the 1970s, meets the third Saturday of every month at the Hy-Vee on Clinton Parkway with breakfast at 8 a.m. and the meeting at 9 a.m. The group also instructs local youth (and adults) on how to fly model airplanes.

Comments

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Take a look at the following web site:

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/flying-golden-gate-park

And maybe you can suggest other web sites in the comments section, as well.

5 months, 4 weeks ago

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