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Are You Wired? Control-Line Model Airplanes in flight.
January 25, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Are you old enough to remember the model airplanes before radio control planes?
Wings Over Miami will be hosting Fly by Wire demonstrations this weekend on the ramp. We are hoping to demonstrate “dog fights” as well as standard control wire flight.
Control-line flight is a type of model airplane flight which is not controlled by remote control, but by two 60-foot steel wires. This type of model was the type of hobby aircraft many of today’s older adults grew up with and a type of aircraft that most of today’s children have never seen fly.
The control-line flying will be featured from around 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the tarmac outside the Wings’ hangar that displays vintage aircraft year-around, along with the museum’s collection of model airplanes.
There is an entry fee of $10 for individuals 13 and older for the museum and activities. Children ages 5 to 12 cost $5; children under 5 are free. Active annual memberships and veterans are also free.