Are you looking for a family friendly event this upcoming weekend? On Saturday, February 18th from 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. various models of Radio Control Aircraft and Boats will be on display at the NorthPark Mall. Computer simulators will also be available to try flying and a raffle for an airplane will be offered. NorthPark Mall is located at 320 West Kimberly Road in Davenport. This event is presented by Davenport Radio Control Society. You can view the facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/392202614462556/.

Founded in 1975, Davenport Radio Control Society is an organization of people who are interested in building and flying radio controlled planes, boats and cars. Majority of the creations are planes and helicopters. The club has existed for more than 30 years and many of the charter members are still active in the club. In the span of those 30 years, they have grown to over 100 members who come from the entire Quad Cities area.

They meet on the second Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Deere William Carriage House in Moline. For the months of May through September they meet at the Norman Fry Memorial Field when the weather permits. All of their meetings are open to the public and you are welcome to attend any of them if you are interested in learning more about the fascinating sport of remote control planes. The club is chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), whose function is to coordinate the activities of many clubs across the United States in an effort to assist each club in forming a better and safer program. You can view their website at: http://www.davenportrc.org/.

 

Cheyanne Lencioni is a student at Augustana College and has been writing stories for 8 years. She is on the college’s Equestrian Team and Fencing Club as well as a member of Augustana’s Collegia Classica Classics Language group and wants to be a published Author after graduation.