FPV Wing Racing Over Red Rocks
May 15, 2016
On your mark, get set...GO!
On May 15th starting at 11am several LVSC members and guests from out of town will be racing FPV Wing Racers at our field.
Wing Racing is fairly new as a hobby and is similar to pylon racing. Mike Dantonio, LVSC club member and racing enthusiast is coordinating the event, a first at our field. Pylons, or helium balloons in this case, are placed around the desert near the field. Wing aircraft, like in the picture above, are flown around the pylons in a particular pattern and timed. The interesting facet of this is that it's done using FPV (first person view). The margin of error is small and the speed is very fast.
All of this should make for a very interesting spectator adventure. To make this day even more special we will be having a swap meet in the morning from 8-12 with a LVSC world famous BBQ starting at 11AM. There will be a charge for the BBQ to cover costs with any net proceeds going to the Bob Pickens Junior Pilot Program. This program is an offshoot of the LVSC and mentors young people in learning all about the hobby of RC flying. Part of our mission is to not only offer recreational activities, but to also educate. Funds from these events provides us the capability to reach out to local schools as well as provide any needed equipment for those kids who cannot afford to learn about RC flying.