Pilots to showcase the thrill of flying at Luskintyre
World class Aussie pilot Peter Goff will be amongst both seasoned and amateur model aircraft pilots showcasing the exhilaration of flying remote control scale aircraft at this year’s Luskintyre RC Scale Festival.
The three-day aerial extravaganza, from 28-30 October, at the Luskintyre Airfield in the stunning Hunter Valley is any modeller enthusiast’s dream, with plenty of flying time and replicas to watch, plus events to interest the general public.
Run by the Flying Scale Aircraft Association of NSW and supporting the local Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, the Luskintyre RC Scale Festival will showcase some of the best models in the world, from scale jets and gliders, to floatplanes and flight line.
Peter Goff, who started flying at the tender age of five thanks to his enthusiast father, said building and flying scale airplanes provides endless satisfaction due to the vast range of aircraft.
“Scale airplanes are actually replicas of full sized aircraft, so they are the most realistic form of modelling,” said Peter.
“Many are built from scratch so that every last detail is as close as possible to a full size aircraft. Seeing all these models in one place at the festival is something that doesn’t happen anywhere else in Australia, at this magnitude.”
The first day of the festival is exclusively for modellers with the Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th open to the public. Pilots who are interested in getting involved should register now at www.rcflightdeck.com. No registrations can be taken on the weekend of the event.
“Model aircraft enthusiasts are spread right across Australia and there aren’t too many events like this that are central enough to bring everyone together. It gives us the opportunity to see some great aircraft built by others and provides a catalyst and motivation for our next aircraft project,” said Peter Goff.
Not a pilot or enthusiast? Then you’ll also love the event, as it promises a fast, furious and affordable fun day out for the whole family.
“This festival will be a visual feast of colour and movement and a real treat to witness, whether you’re an enthusiast or not,” said Peter.
“You’ll get to see a vast range of elite pilots and some aircraft that are so unique, they are the only one’s in existence.
Tickets to the RC Scale Festival 2016 are just $10 for adults and $5 for pensioners. Kids under 15 are free. This is an alcohol free event.
Major sponsors include the Flying Scale Association of NSW, Spektrum RC and the Model Aeronautical Association of Australia (MAAA).