The Hub City Radio Control Club (HCRCC) in Saskatoon has been without an airfield for several years. That changed on Saturday with the official opening of the Richardt Field.
The HCRCC brings together enthusiasts of radio controlled air crafts, such as model planes or drones.
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The club has been around for 40 years, and their original airfield had been on a farm owned by the Richardt family. When Bob Richardt needed to sell the land, he didn’t want to see the club without a place to call their own. So he bought and donated a piece of land 10 minutes east of Saskatoon to build a new club.
Richardt said the donation is well worth it.
“The biggest joy is seeing all these people here” Richardt told Global News while watching the grand opening, “and the interest it has created.”
Stunt flights at the grad opening for the Hub City Radio Control club’s new home at Richardt Field #yxe #sask #sk pic.twitter长沙桑拿/D6oGoGikUZ
— Carly Robinson (@CarlyRGlobal) July 2, 2016
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The national president of the Model Aeronautic Association of Canada has seen a lot of different air fields, and says Saskatoon’s ranks as one of the best.
With strict regulations from Transport Canada for where it’s safe to operate a drone or model plane, it’s important for RC pilots to have spaces like this.
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