The 95th Squadron Radio Controlled Model Aircraft Club will hold its Annual Fall Fun Fly-In at its field in Gaston on Saturday, Oct. 8. Flying will start at about 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day.

Bring the kids and lawn chairs, and plan on spending the day watching pilots from all around Virginia and North Carolina demonstrate their flying skills. Many are accomplished national competition flyers who will thrill onlookers with their loops, rolls, inverted flight and a host of other maneuvers.

There will be many different airplanes and helicopters on display, powered by everything from electric motors to gas weed whacker-sized engines. Admission is free for spectators with a candy drop for the kids.

There will be a cash 50/50 raffle, and attendees can try their hand at piloting one of the models on a trainer aircraft. A qualified pilot will instruct and give people some time on the sticks of a buddy box. No experience is necessary.

There will also be a barbeque chicken plate lunch available for $5 per person served at noon. During the lunch break, attendees will have an opportunity to walk the flight line, get an up-close look at the aircraft and ask the pilots questions. Water and soft drinks will be available for sale throughout the day.

The club’s flying field is off NC Hwy. 46 one-half mile west of Interstate 95, near Exit 176 (Gaston /Garysburg, NC).  Access is via gravel road adjacent to Redwine's Part Sales and is marked with a sign at the entrance.

For more information, contact Contest Director Doug Hughes at 252-308-6840 or via email, For more information about the 95th Squadron, visit its website at