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Fantasy takes flight at annual event
The Blue Max: Scale R/C Challenge and Fly-In is a three-day event that takes place at the 250-acre Fantasy of Flight facility in Polk City, Florida. Open to the public, the event will feature a Static Judging and Fly-In Competition with awards for static display and aerial maneuvers. Entries are limited to aircraft that originally flew between 1903 and 1919.
"More than anything else, flight symbolizes our longing for inner freedom-a means to light the spark of our imaginations-and so my mission has always been is to use flight to inspire mankind to take the next step on its journey," said Fantasy of Flight founder Kermit Weeks.
Pilots or would-be pilots will enjoy the world's largest privately-held vintage aircraft collection, exhibits from aviation's storied past and symposiums. This year, in celebration of the ideals upon which Fantasy of Flight was founded, one Blue Max participant who best demonstrates a shared commitment to the attraction's mission, will take home a first-ever special award.
"Perhaps not everyone has the dream or the capability of flying a full-size aircraft, but many more can appreciate and perhaps participate in building models and flying R/C aircraft. added Weeks noting "Whether it's a $10 toy store model build by a child or a vintage aircraft crafted by an expert, these so-called toys have the power to inspire and the power to change lives."