Squadrons of planes fill Pattaya’s skies for RC festival

Friday, 27 January 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 4 By  Vittaya Yoondorn

The skies over Pattaya buzzed for days as radio-controlled airplane enthusiasts landed at the National Indoor Sports Arena.

Adisak Suthipak, president of the Pattaya RC Flying Club and Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome brought the Pattaya International RC Air Show to a close Jan. 15. Model plane fans from around the globe attended the three-day festival to check out the competition, as well as new products.

Incoming!Incoming!

Local and foreign pilots brought modern radio prop and jet planes, helicopters and other flying gizmos to show off and sell. There were demonstrations of UAV technology and performances by such groups as the George Indoor Air Team and Youth Pilot Association filled the sky.

Even kids too small to fly radio-controlled craft got into the act, tossing foam planes donated for Children’s Day.

The free event came to a thrilling end with a performance by the kamikaze squadron of Effect Piro of the Plutaluang RC Club and performances promoting Thai cultures by Pattaya schools.

Preparing to taxi their flying fortress out onto the runway.  Preparing to taxi their flying fortress out onto the runway.

A stable of RC planes ready for the show.A stable of RC planes ready for the show.

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