The Eastern Shore Aeromodelers Club in Vienna, Maryland held a giant scale fun fly on Sept 11th and 12th. The two-day event had good weather both days with clear blue skies and light winds. This was the first time the club offered an open fly Giant Scale event, and results were encouraging. Group gatherings, even outdoors can be unpredictable this time of year with schools starting and each state having different rules on what is allowed, so the club decided to just roll the dice and see what happened. Thirteen pilots attended the event.
Among the spectators, was a local family including three young people interested in flying. We got out our trainer plane and buddy box and took all three up one at a time. They loved the unexpected opportunity to fly and said they will be back again. Lunch was served both days. A good time was had by all and it made us all feel a little bit more normal.
The club hopes to make this a yearly event with some more publicity next year.