30 pilots fly for fun

A radio controlled Four Star 120 piloted by Rob Lyman of
Lincoln comes in for a landing at Skylark Field during the
Hastings Skylarks Radio Controlled Aircraft Fun Fly Saturday.

Mac McGinnis was just a kid the first time his dad bought him a plane kit from the dime store.

"Back during World War II, my father bought me a little wooden airplane in a box, and that's how I got started," McGinnis said Saturday.

McGinnis, of Hastings, was one of 30 pilots to bring out remote control planes of all sizes for the annual Fun Fly hosted by the Hastings Skylarks, a remote controlled aircraft group.
The annual event, held at the Skylarks Air Field southeast of Hastings, gives pilots from across the state the opportunity to test new planes, fly old ones and just get together with other pilots.

"This is what we do," said club president John Van Brocklin. "We just get a bunch of guys out here and we fly."

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