RC show slated for GMU

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Blue Ridge Radio Control Club (BRRC), Western Carolina Radio Control Club (WCRC) and Firetower Fliers will host a free Radio Controlled (RC) Aircraft Show at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina.

The event, which begins at 11 a.m., will feature airplanes and helicopters that are capable of flying up to 200 miles per hour, and range in weight from 1 ounce to over 55 pounds, according to organizers.

“This family friendly event can be seen from our new free-to-use public park, so bring out your chairs or blankets to sit on and enjoy the show or watch it while having lunch at the Runway Cafe,” said Joe Frasher, airport director.


Brian Couch

“The last RC show at the Downtown Airport was on Labor Day Weekend back in 2010,” noted Brian Couch, BRRC member. “We wanted to come back bigger and better this time, and also see if we could help raise some money for the new aviation-themed community park. Our club will raffle off a great trainer plane with flying lessons — a $600 value — and we will also allow people several turns to try and hit some special planes with paint balls for just $5. All funds raised will be used to help complete the park.”

Both the BRCC Flying Tigers and the Firetower Flyers have flying fields in Piedmont, S.C., while the WCRC SkyHawks have an airfield in Spartanburg County.

For more information: GreenvilleDowntownAirport.com


  1. Eric Miller says

    Awesome! I was kind of hoping it would be closer to the Asheville area. I live in Spruce Pine and would love to fly during this and enjoy the show….

    • Alice Courtland says

      Eric, I am with the Boy Scouts and would like to talk to you about maybe showing off your RD craft in 2015 at our cub scout day camp in Spruce Pine. Theme is “Flying High”.

  2. gary says

    how about posting the start time for this event,,,i cannot find it on any of the clubs mentioned websites, nor the for more info site for the downtown airport. thanks

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