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Come watch SMRCC’s first-ever Float Fly at Shawnee Mission Park on Sept. 13
POSTED: 09/03/2014
 
The public is invited to come watch as radio-controlled aircraft take off and land on the water at Shawnee Mission Park Lake when the Shawnee Mission Remote Control Club (SMRCC) conducts its First Annual Float Fly on Saturday, Sept. 13.

“This is a fun event for our pilots and members and we look forward to the public coming out and seeing a unique venue,” SMRCC President Chad Lynch. “We will have a variety of planes of different models, sizes, and shapes on floats that will taxi and take off from the lake, fly over the lake, and then land directly on the water. We look forward to our pilots having a great time, our spectators enjoying the exhibition, and we hope this is a great event for the park.”

This event, which is free for spectators to attend, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. near Shelter #6 on the northwest side of the lake near the dam. For more detailed information about the event, visit the club's website at http://www.smrcc.net/.

“There will an area roped off that is a restricted access for our pilots and members only,” Lynch said. “The public will be able to view from anywhere outside the restricted area. There will be limited parking in front of Shelter #6, but spectators are more than welcome to park further down to watch.”

Lynch estimates at least 30 pilots will attend the event.

“Each pilot may bring multiple planes to fly so there could be well over a 100 planes at our float fly,” he said. “From how far a distance will they be coming? All members from local clubs have been invited, but we may draw members from clubs from surrounding states as well.”

SMRCC has made its home at Shawnee Mission Park since the club was founded in 1962, but this is the first time the group has conducted a float fly at the park’s lake.

“We are excited JCPRD has allowed us access to the lake this year and we hope this is the first of many float flys to come at the park,” Lynch said.

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