Crowds fly to Sequim RC planes show

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Sequim RC Aeronauts held its first model airplane show on Sept. 11 at the Sequim Valley Airport with soaring attendance numbers.


Club treasurer Randy Hurlbut said there was a steady stream of cars and spectators during the whole event, especially from 11 a.m. to the end.


“It exceeded everybody’s expectations,” Hurlbut said.


“It was where we wanted it to be and more. The weather was just about perfect.”


The Sequim club co-hosted the event with the Port Angeles Olympic Radio Controlled Modelers and brought in more than 50 pilots from Western Washington who flew and displayed planes.


Stunt fliers performed tricks and flew unique airplanes and gliders throughout the day.


The event brought in $1,873 for Clallam County Volunteer Hospice from donations and flight admissions.


“We were really blessed with the fliers and the huge crowd of nonfliers,” Hurlbut said.


Club members fly their planes from 9 a.m.-noon daily in the field adjacent to Dungeness Valley Creamery on Towne Road. Flying lessons are available.



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