Thirty years of flying RC aircraft and driving RC vehicles. It was celebrated as a milestone over the weekend by the Sun City Propbusters, as they opened up their facilities to the public to come and see what they do as a hobby.
Their new and improved field, which they moved into approximately four years ago, is located near the Estevan Motor Speedway and includes a large grassy strip for the aircraft and a couple tracks for the cars.
"We've seen a lot of people come and go," stated Club President Art Dougherty, who's spent the last 15 years in the position, "But we have some good long term members that have been around for many years. We've developed the field, and we have a nice place to fly now."
"It's kind of a family sport. I'd like to see more younger people get involved, it's a hobby you can have for the rest of your life, young and old."
He added that the club has had it's ups and downs over the years, including losing their previous field to mining operations. Looking ahead, Dougherty noted that they will be searching for new members, and also embracing the latest trend in miniature flying aircraft.
"We're cartering now to drones, which is a new sport. You can fly your drones out here, and as long as you join our club and become members of the MAAC insurance, you can have the field to yourself and fly your drone."
He expects the popular advance of drone technology to enhance the sport of RC flying, and to pull more people into the activity.