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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Warbirds over the Bay

Recently, Tourism Burlington was asked to make a presentation to the Burlington Radio Control Modellers (BRCM) club about our services.  This non-profit organization builds and flys radio controlled model aircrafts and maintains two airfields, one in Bayfield Park on
King Rd.
and one at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. 

Before the meeting got started, I had a chance to check out a number of the model aircraft on display in the Central library meeting room.  There was a variety of planes from different eras fueled by gas, electricity and one that used jet fuel and can fly at over 200 mpg!  The owners hovered near their planes, eager to answer any questions and explain how the planes were built and their special features. 

For the second year, this club is hosting Warbirds Over the Bay on July 23-24 at Bayfield Park.  This event features all different types of military aircraft including planes and helicopters and attracts competitors from all over Canada and the U.S.  They encourage spectators to attend the showcase where you can talk to pilots about their planes plus there are a number of demonstrations throughout the two days.  Let’s hope there are clear skies for this prestigious event.

Tourism Burlington has been helping them promote this event to visitors and residents.  BRCM were successful in acquiring an Event Funding Grant from Tourism Burlington and the Burlington Hotel Association to help them attract more visitors who will stay overnight and I was happy to make the cheque presentation to them that evening.

If you are interested in radio control models this group seems to be both knowledgeable but also have a lot of fun.  They welcomed a number of new members at this meeting and had over 50 attendees (and it wasn’t because I was the speaker!)  They meet the last Thursday of the month at the Library and you can get more details from their website.


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