Fly for Tots 25th Anniversary Charity Fly-In RCGroups Coverage

RDRC just wrapped their 25th Fly for Tots charity fundraiser fly-in. Check out the footage and see what you missed!


25 years of fun, fellowship and fundraising for a great charity by RDRC

An excellent weekend of flying just wrapped up at RDRC in Raleigh, NC to complete their 25th year of Fly for Tots. Over 90 registered pilots with hundreds of aircraft put on a great show for the crowd of spectators that all came out to raise money for a great charity, Victory Junction. With temps in the 90's and the humidity, it was certainly a hot weekend. But complaints were few as the winds were light and the rain stayed away to give us 3 solid days of fly-to-your-hearts-content (and a great night-fly too!). Everything from micros to helis to quarter-scale jets took off from the paved runway and there were only 3 casualties all weekend that I'm aware of.

Saturday included the traditional noon demos, showing the spectators all different aspects of our hobby. Good food was enjoyed all weekend, but they added in an excellent pig roast with all the sides on Saturday evening! No-one walked away hungry, that's for sure. And those that stuck around turned on the lights and had a great night-fly with perfect conditions.

At the close of the show Sunday, a bevy of raffle prizes were drawn for and RDRCs' very own Mark Frederickson walked away with the grand prize, a fuel & fly ready P3 Revolution complete with Evolution 62 gas motor and Dx9 radio. Mark & his son Alex maidened the biplane less than an hour later! More importantly, the event raised nearly $14,000 for Victory Junction!!

Enjoy the coverage below, and be sure to mark this one on your calendar for next year!

Last edited by Nikolei Zinsli; Sep 14, 2016 at 12:01 PM..
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Sep 14, 2016, 01:52 PM
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Nikolei's photos from Fly for Tots:
Sep 20, 2016, 09:58 AM
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Glad to see the monies raised is back up in the tens of thousands. Although the event is still recovering from a year off two years ago. Hate I missed it this year.

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