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Radio control airplane club to hold end of season competition

October 14, 2009

The local Pegasus Radio Control Airplane Club in Hagerstown will host the End of Season Contest for the Eastern Soaring League.

The event will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. and end at mid-afternoon Sunday at Pegasus Field off Old Forge Road in Hagerstown.

Approximately 30 pilots from as far as New England and the Carolinas have signed up for the competition.

The sailplanes they will be flying are handmade, high performance gliders.

The planes are constructed using a composite of carbon fiber, Kevlar and fiberglass.

The planes can reach speeds of almost 100 mph.

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