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Modelers offering free flying lessons today
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Model Association of Central Kansas (MACK) members took time Friday afternoon to give remote-control airplane demonstrations to young people taking part in a Great Bend Recreation Commission day-long program. The Friday programs give enrollees a chance to take part in a wide variety of activities. - photo by Dale Hogg/Great Bend Tribune



The Model Association of Central Kansas invites the public to an afternoon of model airplane demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on learning. Members will be at the MACK flying field, located at the corner of Railroad Avenue and U.S. 56 in Great Bend, at 1:30 p.m. today.

Those in attendance will have the chance to learn first-hand how to fly a model airplane using "buddy box" technology. These radio control devices can be operated by the student and the teacher simultaneously, allowing for risk-free learning. Model airplanes will be provided by club members, and the event is free to attend.

For more information contact club member Roger Brining at 620-792-9645, or visit the club’s website,