Howmany planes do you have and
what is your favourite plane to fly?
I have the ST Discovery, which is a foam
trainer. I got a Bixler3 for my eighth
birthday but have not flown it yet. I
also have a Sun Dancer 50 which I am
looking forward to flying when I am
good enough to fly it.
Are your family involved in flying and
how do they support you?
Yes, my dad flies full-sized aeroplanes
and has started flying RC planes again
What models would you recommend
for other kids who want to give
aeromodelling a go?
I think the Bixler3 even though I have
not flown it yet. It just looks right.
What other sports interest you?
Soccer, cricket, BMX racing, swimming
What are the top tips you’ve learnt
It is very different flying a real
model compared to the simulator
and you need to use very gentle
stickmovements and they can be
Are you involved in other RC sports?
I play with remote control cars and
Would you encourage other people
your age to take part in the sport?
Yes, I would recommend other kidsmy
age to give it a go.
The MAAA pass their condolences
tomembers of the Holdfast Model
Aero Club. They recently lost valued
member Ross Lloyd, who was Wade’s
mentor. Ross initially suggested that
Wade had fantastic talent and that he
was a young pilot we should profile in
Having committed to being part of an
article for Wingspan, Wade took on the
task with the help of his dad, Lloyd,
even after this great loss. Well done to
all and we hope that Wade continues
to fly for many years to come.
We have some talented young peoplewho take part in our sport, and the FAI has
found another way to help themexpress their enthusiasmfor the sport. If you’re
a young pilot who is keen on painting or drawing, then pick up your pens, pencils
or brushes and enter the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest.
The aimis to create a picture that illustrates this years’ theme “Air Sports in
HarmonywithNature”, and show theworld just how talented you are. Youngsters
fromthree age categories are invited to participate: Junior (6-9), Intermediate
(10-13) and Senior (14-17). To learnmore go tohttp://www.fai.org/fai-young-
If you can find away to capture the connection between the land and the air
please consider entering.
>> Last year’s first prize in the Intermediate Category (10-13yrs) Jasmin Yoon, USA
CALLING YOUNG ARTISTS...