Today the Syracuse Thunderbirds Aero Radio Society (S.T.A.R.S.) held their annual winter ‘Snow Fly’. The event lived up to its’ name as the snow was indeed flying! I arrived a bit late and missed out on the burgers and chili, but I was able to see a few flights put on by some die-hard pilots. Due to the weather conditions, the event broke up a bit early but everyone seemed to enjoy the time they spent at the field. If anything, it was a good excuse to get out of the house and re-connect with some friends. As for me…it is now back to the basement to continue building for good weather flying.
Here are some photos of todays event:
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With recent temps in the single digits, 22 degrees seemed like a balmy day just right for flying.
The flight line…well, when the real fight line is buried in snow, a picnic table works just fine.
Airborne! If your plane was painted white, the white sky today made for difficult tracking of it.
No skis or floats for take-off from the snow? No problem, hand launching works just fine!
The snow made the trek to retrieve a downed plane even more miserable.
Heli’s were also in attendance today while snow shovels seemed to be the tool of choice for some chores.
Refuge! The STARS hut was a welcome refuge between flights.