Baldwin’s West Michigan RC Expo Brings Family Fun and Aircraft Together

It’s a hobby that soars above the rest—and has a full-scale event devoted to it this weekend.

The West Michigan RC Expo in Baldwin will be bringing together both experienced pilots and the general public to share in an event that’s all about radio controlled aircraft from Thursday to Saturday.

RC planes have been around since the 1930s, but all that’s needed to enjoy this expo is an interest in unmanned, remote controlled devices—because even remote-controlled cars and drones will be there.

The expo is at the Baldwin Airport RC Park and entry is free for both spectators and pilots.

Kids and adults can learn to fly RC planes with special training at the event, and there will be turbine-powered aircraft, large-scale gas planes, helicopters and war birds to watch fly by experienced pilots.

The track will also be open for the public to have RC car races at this family-oriented event.

Len Todd, with Lake County Modelers and Flyers Association, says the event typically attracts about 500 people each year.

“Dave’s Riverside Cafe will be there and we’ll be serving some food,” Tod says. “And there will be some of the best jet pilots in the Midwest there, as well as a lot of other fliers and helicopter operators.”

For more information, head to the event’s Facebook page here or watch the video above.

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