PropBusters annual fly-in on Aug. 3


Staff Writer

MERRIMAN – The Iron Mountain PropBusters Club will hold its annual Fun Fly-In on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Lilienthal Field in Merriman.

Spectators are invited to come watch remote control airplanes fly as R-C pilots from the surrounding area demonstrate their flying skills from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There is no fee or registration to participate; however, those flying planes must have an AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) membership.

Robert Roell, president of the club, said pilots show their AMA card and fly their remote control planes over Lilienthal Field.

“There will be different planes from different clubs and we will have jets and helicopters, including a model jet that functions like a real jet engine,” Roell said.

Roell added that training will be available to those interested in flying.

There is no cost to train.

Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to sit on and umbrellas in case of rain.

R/C pilots are always ready to answer questions and talk about their planes.

Admittance is free, but donations are appreciated for field maintenance and food and refreshments, which will include hot dogs, brats, chips, water and soda.

“There is plenty of room for people,” Roell said .

Lilienthal Field is located off of M-95 north of Iron Mountain. Turn on Merriman Road and follow the signs.

In case of inclement weather, the Fly-In will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4.

The club has 24 members this year.

For more information about the club, call Richard Wertanen at (715) 528-4744 or Robert Roell at (906) 774-7465.

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