AMA District III - Ohio, Pennsylvania & West Virginia
On warm summer nights during the summer, members of the Ravenna Thunderbirds and surrounding RC clubs gather to fill the skys above Jetway Airport in Ravenna, Ohio with flying led lights. Pilots embellish their aircraft with strips of LED lights which are powered by the same LIPO battery that powers the rest of the aircraft. Once it gets dark, the visual effect of lights floating around the sky is pretty cool. The Thunderbirds have been holding these events for several years now and its popularity is beginning to grow among area RC pilots. So much so, that the Thunderbirds plan to hold one per month during the summer of 2023. Keep an eye on their website www.ravennathunderbirds.com for specific dates. Open flying usually starts at 6:00 pm with night flying starting at dusk. Should you decide to give this a try, please feel free to come on out to Jetway Airport with your version of a night flyer and join the fun. The club also serves food and beverages for donation at these events. The Ravenna Thunderbirds would like to give special thanks to Lisa and John Zoldak for coming out to take these great pictures for us.
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AMA District III Covers the States of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.