OCTOBER 27, 2012

 by: Darrell Honey


The Sky Squires R/C Model Airplane Club were invited by the Greater St. Louis Area Council of Boy Scouts to assist in Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge Day.  We were asked to spend the day giving instruction and demos on R/C aircraft at the Williamson County Airport.  Our instructors taught aviation history, how R/C models work, what makes a wing carry an aircraft and how a glow engine works.  This included mock-ups and an "exploded" glow engine with all parts explained plus a static display in our assigned hanger.  There were approximately 50 Boy Scouts in groups of 10 with rides in full scale planes, the "hands on" flying of model aircraft and exciting demos of aerobatic R/C models.  This event was held on a windy, blustery October day but everyone seemed to enjoy the experience. 
The following club members participated:
  Darrell Honey                                   Acie Gwaltney
  Doug Gwaltney                                  Jason Holder
  Tom Sosnowski                                  Eric Lyon
  Jim Tucker                                      Richard Morgan
  Fred Dippel                                     Jake Robards
  Gene Farris                                     Clayton Simmons
  Wes Flannell                                    Grover Dickerson
  Chris Glisson                                    Harold Rumsey
Here is a link to more pictures from the event