The city of El Dorado is hosting a giant scale model airplane meet at the El Dorado Airport Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

This will not be races such as previously been held, but there will be a lot of flying all three days of the event, which is organized by Loren Tregallis of Wichita.

There is one change this year.


The city of El Dorado is hosting a giant scale model airplane meet at the El Dorado Airport Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

This will not be races such as previously been held, but there will be a lot of flying all three days of the event, which is organized by Loren Tregallis of Wichita.

There is one change this year.

The meet is being combined with the free fly-in breakfast.

“We just thought we would give it a shot,” said Dave Wiebe, airport operator.

Saturday’s events will kick-off with three free breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. for meet participants, general aviation pilots and the public.

Wiebe hopes combining the breakfast and meet, the events will compliment each other.

“We really enjoy having a fly-in of any kind,” he said.

He enjoys meeting the people.

There is no admission charge for the event. Runways 4 and 22 will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Runways 15 and 33 will remain open for general aviation aircraft. Everyone is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy watching the radio controlled planes and general aviation planes fly.

Wiebe encourages everyone to attend and said there would be people there to help kids who wanted to get started with RC models.

For more information, contact Wiebe at 321-1327.