Fly the wings off
My friend Ryan and I started flying again with Hobbyzone supercubs and had so much fun we've gone kind of nuts with it. Since Alaska has a really short flying season we started asking around and after a month long series of emails and phone calls we were able to get a weekly spot on the parks and rec schedule in our elementary school gym. About five of us had bought some of Horizon Hobbies ultra micro planes. We put the word out and got quite a bit of interest for a small town. I would go fly in the parking lot some before the gym opened up and the kids in the neighborhood would see. We started getting a lot of kids dragging their parents in. A couple of us had easy to fly trainers that most everyone who walked in the door was able to do laps around the gym with. I have my kids flying fixed pitch helicopters now and even some of the parents. Before long the parents were looking for information to go buy their own. This year we're seeing interest growing again and hearing about lots of micro helicopters that will be surfacing. It's been a great community get together and we're working on getting permission to start a flying field on city property for next year.