The Florence Aero Modelers remote airplane and car club is starting its season of remote-controlled activities with a fly-in on Saturday at its field at mile marker 130, just 2½ miles south of Florence. There will be airplanes flying and cars racing around the track for all to see. A food cart will be there for that lunch time enjoyment and a swap meet area will be adjacent to the field.
This past season of flying and over the summer months a number of improvements have been made to the flying field and car track. We were able to put a chip seal surface on the major part of the runway and made some improvements to the pilot stations as well as upgrading the area under the shade structure.
We also got new signage from the town of Florence to indicate the site as a city park. A new sign was installed showing the name of our club, at the entry gate to the site, with indication of the date of our next event.
Our club has been in existence at the field — recently named Bohn Field honoring our past president — for 10 years and are excited to start our 11th year with six events in the 2019-20 season. We will be celebrating Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, with a charitable event partnering with the Local American Legion Post No. 9, District 4.
The event will be a day of remembrance when all proceeds from the event will be given to the local Legion chapter to help local military personnel who are in need. As with all of our events we ask for a parking fee of $3 per car. We hope it will be a wonderful event for that purpose. The public is invited.
We invite you, the public, to come into our site anytime our gate is open and watch and visit with our members. We look forward to an exciting year, with the scheduled events and the enjoyment of flying and car racing. We’re looking forward to meeting new folks at our field.
President, Florence Aero Modelers