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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Macon Aero Modelers Club Fundraiser is Saturday, August 12th

The Macon Aero Modelers Club is having its annual radio control fly-in fundraiser on Saturday, August 12 , on Model Aviation Day, at the club's flying field in Otto. The day is to support the Macon County School's Robotics Team.
Every summer the club picks out a worthy group to support with the proceeds from the day. This year, the flying club is being SMART : (Smoky Mountain Area Robotics Team). The event will not only support the student Robotics program in Macon County, but will also offer the public the opportunity to learn more about radio control aircraft. Gates open at 10 AM and from then till 4 PM there will be demonstrations and flying of R/C airplanes, jets, drones and helicopters. There will be large scale aircraft which are about 25 percent of the size of real airplanes.

At noon there will be special demonstrations of 3D (aerobatic) helicopters, turbine powered jets, and a 50% scale Yak 54 airplane. Throughout the day there will be flying of scale model war birds, civilian and military aircraft, and the opportunity for those who are interested, to fly airplanes on dual controls with an instructor pilot. Spectators will also have the opportunity to fly radio control aircraft on simulators.

There will be BBQ plates and hot dogs for sale., along with soft drinks. Entry fee is $5 per car. 

In case of bad weather, the fly-in will be rescheduled for Saturday the 19th, the next Saturday. Same schedule of events.

The Macon Aero Modelers Flying Field is on US 441 South of Franklin, at Otto. At the Otto Fire Department and Post Office, take a left -- if going south and if going north a right-- onto Tessentee Rd. The field is 1/2 mile from the bridge on Tessentee Rd., on the left. There will be directional signs along the route.


The Southeastern Private Property and Federal Land Use Conference in Bryson City is underwriting Macon Media today.

The Southeastern Private Property and Federal Land Use Conference will be taking place in Bryson City on Saturday, July 29th. The purpose of the conference is to examine how the shrinking amount of taxable private property in rural counties leads to below-average economic conditions for businesses and people in those areas. Additionally, the conference will focus on the changing management of federal lands and how this affects rural counties and forest users in the mountains. Learn more about the conference and how you can attend at