Friday, October 1, 2010

Chile Proppers To Fly This Weekend

Mountain Mail reports

Right on the heels of Aviation Day at Socorro Municipal Airport comes the Tenth Annual Chile Proppers Model Aircraft Fly-In at New Mexico Tech. Dozens of radio controlled model airplane enthusiasts will be showing their piloting skills this Saturday and Sunday from a small runway at the base of ‘M’ Mountain.
Organizer Carl Moore said the Chile Proppers Model Airplane Club expects 30 to 40 participants. “Some years we’ve had up to 60 participating,” he said. “Sister club members from across the state and possibly some from out-of-state bring their airplanes.”
Helicopters, fixed-wing, gliders – some powered with small two stroke engines, many with electric motors - will perform aerobatic stunts, compete in thrilling competitive evens to test the flying skills of the ground-based pilots.
Hand made trophies are awarded to the “top gun” hot shots, and “lots of raffle prizes will be awarded,” Moore said. Local businesses have provided the many raffle items.
“The public is invited to come out and enter the raffles and enjoy the excitement of watching the airplanes compete in various games,” Moore said. “This year we will be adding a competition involved paintball weapons. One player will be on the ground trying to hit a plane with a paintball. It won’t be easy. Even the slowest of the planes go 70 miles an hour, and many much faster.”
New Mexico Tech allows the use of the site along with the City of Socorro and Socorro Chamber of Commerce cooperation, he said.
“Bring the family for a fun-filled, exciting day,” Moore said. “Be here at lunch time and have a great green chile cheeseburger.”

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