Grant from councillor Paul Golle helps Redlands Aero Modellers

FLYING CLUB: Members of the Redland Aero Model Club stand with their model planes beside the cart they bought with a grant from Cr Paul Golle.
FLYING CLUB: Members of the Redland Aero Model Club stand with their model planes beside the cart they bought with a grant from Cr Paul Golle.

REDLANDS model plane enthusiasts have been given a boost through a councillor’s grant to buy an electric cart.

The Redlands Aero Modellers bought the electric cart with a $2750 grant from Cr Paul Golle.

Club president Ron Cheeseman said the cart made it easier and safer to run their meetings at Cleveland.

“It is a huge time saver and such a convenience,” Mr Cheeseman said.

“We put out signage for public safety at the corners of the field, so that was our primary reason for needing the cart.

“The signs are heavy to carry and now we can pop them on the cart and take them to the corner of the field.

Mr Cheeseman said the signs alerted people to planes flying in the park.

The cart would also be used to help launch and retrieve plans.

“It's invaluable to our operations,” Mr Cheeseman said.

Visitors are welcome to attend the club’s meetings at Ziegenfusz Park, Thornlands on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 7.30am to midday.

“The aeroplanes vary from small gliders to fast warbirds and 3D aeroplanes ... some of which can do up to a speed of 150km/h.”

Model planes are available and members provide lessons on how to build and fly them.

There is no charge for visitors.