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 with a $2750 grant to buy an electric cart.

The item was bought for the Redlands Aero Modellers with the money obtained 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,” he 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 so that people are aware of the activities being carried out.”

Mr Cheeseman said the cart would also be used to help launch and retrieve planes.

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

Mr Cheeseman said there were many perks of becoming involved with the club.

“We help people with building and learning to fly the aeroplanes and drones (with supervision and a buddy box training system),” he said.

“This enables me to teach people to fly with minimal risk of damage or crashing the plane.

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

Visitors can attend club meetings for free at Ziegenfusz Park, Thornlands on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 7.30am to midday. Model planes are available for visitors.