Thunder Thrust Over Chatham Kent Airport
Today Dave and Steve attended the Zone M – Thunder Thrust Over Chatham Kent Airport Event put on by the Chatham Aeronauts. We were curious about this aspect of the RC aircraft hobby in particular because of what we thought of as far as the advanced speed and discipline being required, compared to entry and mid levels. To a great extent, our perceptions were confirmed. The attendees and participants of the event exhibited high levels of knowledge and professionalism that these advanced models required to get them into the air safely. We felt welcomed and there was full disclosure by every person we encountered with regard to the technical aspects of the hobby. Here are a few pictures of some of the jets that stood out at the event – with some video posted on our social media accounts. One pleasant surprise was some entry level EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) jets that one can get to start off with are very affordable – though the consensus was that even with entry level craft you should join a local club to really accelerate your skills, be a safe operator and enrich the enjoyment of the hobby.