By Frank Ahern
Encouraging young people to get involved in modeling is a major priority for the Gator Modelers club. We had a great opportunity to do that at the First Annual Gainesville Regional Airport Fly-In on April 23, 2011. It was the first public event at the airport since an air show in 2006, and the airport management was anxious to make a good impression by offering activities for all ages.
The Gator Modelers display table had over a dozen model planes built by club members and was staffed by club members throughout the day. Club informational flyers and IPMS pamphlets were available to the public.