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Dillon GravesWorld champion

Dillon Graves F3K 2015 Jumior World Champion.

Dillon Graves
F3K 2015 Jumior World Champion.

Photo courtesy of: www.teamusaf3k.com

Team USA juniors take 3rd place at the 2015 World F3K Championships!

Team USA juniors take 3rd place at the 2015 World F3K Championships!

Photo courtesy of: www.teamusaf3k.com

We presented Dillon with an award for his great achievement.

We presented Dillon with an award for his great achievement.

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Photo courtesy of Scott Keating.

 

 

The Orlando Buzzards are a non-profit organization of RC (radio control) soaring enthusiasts established for the enjoyment of soaring by its members.The members participate in both competition and sport flying of model sailplanes. Members build and fly gliders of all sizes – ranging from as small as 24 inch wingspan to some over 16 feet.

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Photo courtesy of Scott Keating.

 

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Photo courtesy of Scott Keating.

 

These soaring machines are usually launched up to 600 feet into the air with an electric winch, or an electric motor mounted in the nose, to begin soaring flight. At that point the pilot steers the airplane to where he believes there are rising currents of air to keep his model aloft.

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Photo courtesy of Scott Keating.

 

Sometimes flights can last for over an hour and in good conditions even a beginner can keep his sailplane airborne for a long time. The pastime is challenging but always fun and regular contests are conducted for the enjoyment of the members and visitors. Most Saturday mornings members can be found at the local flying field flying and trimming their models.

If you would like to participate please contact one of the members listed on this page.

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Photo courtesy of Scott Keating.

 

Our new Sign with a wind sock.

 

View from the road.

View from the road.

Al Parsons and Rick Eckel preparing a sailplane for flight

Al Parsons and Rick Eckel prepare to launch a sailplane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winners of the Gentle Lady Challenge 2005

Winners of the Gentle Lady Challenge 2005

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