Destination City held an exhibition of remote control model airplanes last Saturday, April 15, at the Cap Cana Sport City grounds, as one of the ways to promote the sport and aeronautical education among Dominican youth.
The activity was organized by pilot Anthony Perez and the flight practices took place on the grounds of the Polo field in Los Establos de Cap Cana, where Dominican and foreign pilots participated and demonstrated the construction and flying skills of their airplanes.
The event was attended by pilots who are part of Dominican model airplane clubs such as the Dominican Association of Radio Control Airplanes (ADARC) and invited international competitors who came to the country for the first time for this event and to learn about the tourist activities that take place in Cap Cana.
The flights took place in a controlled airspace over the field with a maximum altitude of 400 feet, to the close delight of the visitors.
Perez informed that Aeromodeling has been practiced in the Dominican Republic since the days of the Polo field of the Ambassador Hotel in the 1970’s, and is a sport that combines the technique of construction with the final flight of small airplanes prepared to fly without crew, both with combustion engines, jets and now electric.
Aeromodeling is a hobby and a sport derived from the technique of building and flying small, medium and large model airplanes, called aeromodels, which have been prepared to fly unmanned.