Mark Brazier, centre, with sons Luke and Dylan (and photobomber Darryl Dove) at the KAM field (Photo: John Box)

August 12, 2020

The world of radio-controlled aircraft has changed a lot since the last time Mark Brazier was flying.

Kingaroy Aero Modellers Society president John Box said Mark was an active member of the club during the 1980s and has recently rejoined.

“Not only has he returned to the hobby that he enjoys, he has introduced his twin 15-year-old sons Dylan and Luke and their mate Riley Sudholz to the hobby of radio-controlled aeromodelling,” John said.

“The boys have not taken long to master the skill required to successfully fly their models.

“A lot has changed since Mark flew previously. Members now use 2.4GHz radio systems which allow everybody to fly at the same time without interference from other flyers.

“KAMS members also use simulators on their computers to learn the basics of flying before taking to the air and possibly damaging an aircraft.

“Younger members find using simulators a great way to learn due to their exposure to multiple types of computer games.”

John said KAMS has a buddy box training system with an electric-powered club trainer for interested visitors to have a go.

KAMS members fly most Sunday mornings at their flying field at 884 Booie-Crawford Road – subject to favourable weather conditions – and currently have a height clearance approved by CASA to be able to fly up to 1000ft above ground level.

John said the club would be conducting its annual fly-in later this year (October 17-18) and he expected aeromodellers from clubs across south-east Queensland to take part.

Members of the community were also most welcome to come along.

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