Flying Aeros present fly-in
BAZETTA — Seeing how miniature planes are flown was part of the day’s activities as the Flying Aeros Club hosted the Youngstown Air Reserve Station’s Civil Air Patrol for a recent aerospace education flying event.
Radio-controlled planes flew the skies above the club grounds in Bazetta.
Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Isaac Foust of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, who is a member of the Flying Aeros Club and cadet in charge of aerospace education, coordinated the effort attended by more than 20 Civil Air Patrol members.
Second Lt. Robin Bylenok said the Civil Air Patrol focuses on emergency services, aerospace engineering and educational activities.
“This is the first time we have been here. There was a lot of opportunity to learn about flying and aerospace engineering. This gives the cadets hands-on experience with aerospace technology and the planes. I can see us coming here more in the future,” Bylenok said.
Foust demonstrated the remote control plane flying and had the Civil Air Patrol participants each take a turn.
“They each had a chance to fly the planes,” he said.
Logan Geilhard of Brookfield said this was his first time at the Aeros Field.
“I enjoyed the opportunity to fly the aircraft and getting to learn to use the controls. It was a little windy outside with strong wind gusts, but I was able to control the plane,” he said.
Foust said the plane has two transmitter controls, so while a cadet is using them, he also is there with his control in case of any issue.
“I keep my hand off the buttons so they can fly the plane. If there is a problem, I can quickly assist them by pressing a button,” he said.
Cadet Andrew Parent of Salem said the patrol offers a lot of opportunities and events like this are very informative.
“It is important to get experience in flying the aircraft in different weather conditions. Civil Air Patrol offers a lot of opportunities,” he said.
Bylenok said there are meetings for the Civil Air Patrol at the YARS and offsite activities.
“We do a lot of aerospace education in classes at the air base. It is nice to be able to get cadets out there and get hands-on learning. It is amazing and makes a world of difference for the cadets in their learning. They see how the airplane acts in the air,” she said.
Foust said the cadets get to see how the planes act in the sky under different weather conditions and how to control them.
The cadets are age 12 and older.
An informational meeting for cadets and their families will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the air base. Visit https://oh051.ohwg.cap.gov/join-cap/new-cadets for information,
“Anyone who has an interest can come and see what cadets is about,” Bylenok said.
The Civil Air Patrol is a volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force since 1941 focusing on aerospace education and aerial photography.