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Radio Control Flying Club Raises Money for Nonprofit

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Proceeds from the show went to the Wounded Warrior Project. Proceeds from the show went to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Model airplane pilots across the country are celebrating the first National Model Aviation Day. The Fluvanna County Radio Control Flying Club's celebration was held in Fork Union.

Pilots in Fluvanna took to the skies to show off their hobby and raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Each plane and helicopter pilot paid a landing fee to benefit the non-profit.

"We decided with our club to put the emphasis on two things - having amazing pilots fly their air planes and celebrate model aviation and do everything we could to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project," said Flying Club President Bill Sykes.

Proceeds from lunch tickets for Two J's Barbecue and raffle tickets for prizes also went to the Wounded Warrior Project - which helps injured service members transition into civilian life.

About 200 people came out to fly their models or just to watch the show.

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