Aerobatics over the valley!

By David F. Rooney

If you missed the Revelstoke RC Club’s Summer Fun Fly on Saturday you’ll have another chance to see radio-controlled airplanes and helicopters dance through the sky on Sunday, June 13.

The two-day event had brought together radio-controlled aircraft enthusiasts from far and wide. The aircraft come in all sizes and if you’re looking for something different to do with your children this weekend, a drive (or a bike ride) to the club’s runway 4.4 km south of the airport makes for a great family outing.

There are the aircraft, of course, raffles, draws and food from Scratch available on site. The aerial show begins at 10 am.

Here are a few photos from Saturday’s action:

No, it's not on fire. This small helicopter trails smoke as it is flown by radio. David F. Rooney photo
Contact! You gotta spin the propellor to get these babies goin. David F. Rooney photo
Here it comes! An aircraft powers down the runway as it takes off. David F. Rooney photo
A large radio-controlled aircraft sails through the sky, seemingly above Mount Begbie itself. David F. Rooney photo
Wow, Dad! Can we get one? You can almost hear the gears working in that youngster's head as he gazes at the radio-controlled aircraft waiting for their turn to fly through the sky. David F. Rooney photo
Big planes, small planes — even helicopters — were on display and put through their aerial paces at the Revelstoke RC Club's Summer Fun Fly on Saturday. This family event continues Sunday, starting at 10 am. David F. Rooney photo
Dale Caverly (foreground) of Scratch and his assistant Anna Keiler hustle to fill an order for a hungry customer at the RC Club's Fun Fly at the their little runway 4.4 km south of the airport. David F. Rooney photo