FLIGHT FOR CF (Cystic Fibrosis)

09 Sep 2018 7:26 PM | Steven

Well day 2 is in the history books. It was a fabulous day at the Flight4CF (Cystic Fibrosis). It started out with paratroopers and then the show was on! A little different format with the flight schedule that ended up with our team flying 4th and then closing out the flying portion of the event! Boy it did not disappoint! We had Cody Wojcik leading off with his world class freestyle 3D flight with his Yakk 54 whipping the crowd into a frenzy! Second was Scott Geller bringing the crowd to a captivating performance with his A-10 Warthog!!

After the full scale WW II war birds did their final performance for the weekend it was our turn again. Cody led off followed up with Chris McNaughton demonstrating the speed and skill with his Silver and yellow CARF Ultra Flash with speeds reaching close to 200 mph! :O After Cody landed Scott demonstrated his 4 meter Leonardo Jet! This was such a crowd pleaser! The flight was as smooth and graceful as if you were watching a dolphin swimming in the sky without the ocean!!! :)

After Scott landed we were graced with Cody and Chris demonstrating two different examples of power! Cody was flying his electric airplane that reached speeds of 140mph :O and Chris flying his turbine! The pièce de résistance ended with Scott Geller flying his beautiful BAE Hawk in the camo scheme! It was marvelous to say the least!!!

This was a spectacular weekend and I am glad that we (Plum Island Airport RC Club AMA # 5198) was asked to be a part of this wonderful event! A big thank you to all the RC Pilots that participated in this event that was just as amazing as watching the full scale aerobatics that had the crowd screaming with enthusiasm!

I want to thank Richard Little who put this whole project together for his charity called Flight4CF (Flight for Cystic Fibrois) This charity is very dear to his heart as his daughter goes through this fight with cystic fibrosis! What better way to fight this and contribute to find a cure for this terrible disease that people such as Rich's daughter deal with in their daily lives!

I also want to thank Larry Roper for coordinating schedules with Scott Geller that allowed Scott to come all the way from Andover New Jersey to be a part of this air show. I don't think that anyone would mind if I said that Scott and his magnificent flying machines were the highlight of the show! I also want to thank our pilots Larry, Chris and his girlfriend Danielle, Cody Wojcik and his father Ted Wojcik, Jim Caloggero, and our AMA District VP Andy Argenio for spending time with us all day Saturday and splitting his time with us on Sunday. Andy attended another important event that was being held in Concord New Hampshire today too. This event was well represented also as Daren Hudson District 1 AVP was the CD for this wonderful fundraising event that we were fortunate enough to be a part of last year!

Here are just a few more photos of this magnificent event that was exciting to be a part of as it was to watch!


Link to day one blog: http://www.amadistrict-i.org/BLOG-1/6657273

Here's a link to some of the photos https://www.facebook.com/soaring.eagle.129/posts/10217229663358271?__tn__=K-R


  • 09 Sep 2018 10:48 PM | Daren (Administrator)
    Awesome Steve! Great job as always and thanks for the prompt report. We’ll be getting a report on the Concord GSAMA Aviation Day STEM programming fundraiser soon. These are two fantastic public and aviation multi stakeholder outreach opportunities right in our back yards that we continue to grow lasting relationships with. These, I feel are the future of, not only advocacy for aviation modeling and AMA, but some of the best opportunities for our pilots to enjoy flying Giant scale and Jets. Reaching and educating the tremendous safety record and dedication to our 80 year old safety code is key to public awareness that model aviation is not the threat it is made out to be by media and other sources.
    Well done my friend, well done!
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