Giant Scale Fun-Fly brings crowd for good cause

Flyers and fans once again gathered at Farview Flyers in Hamburg to watch props, jets and anything giantscale roar through the sky surrounded by corn with Zionís Church and silos in the background at Giant Scale Fun-Fly.

The three day event started Friday, Aug. 16 with a packed crowd for the noon time air show on Saturday. About 300 fans gathered at one side of the field to watch the show and one lucky young fan who won an essay contest had the chance to complete the beginners course with an apprentice flyer under the instruction of one of the best, Andy Kane.

As with the last Farview Flyers event, Summer Afterburner, the participants come from all over to what is considered to be one of the premiere flying sites on the East Coast. There were around 80 pilots at this event.

The Giant Scale Fun-Fly is used not only to promote the hobby, but to also support the Wounded Warrior Project. More than $1,000 was raised at the event for the project which helps badly injured military service members.

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Many of the pilots from Summer Afterburner returned for Giant Scale Fun-Fly. The next event by the Farview flyers is the Farview Jet Rally from Oct. 3-6. That event is considered to be biggest annual event for the group. Jets of all makes, models and sizes will roar through the air with pilots from all over commanding them from the ground. Noon time demos will be on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information on Farview Flyers and upcoming events visit farviewflyers.net.

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Shea Singley

Shea Singley is the editor of The Hamburg Area Item. She grew up in Berks County and spent three years at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where she double majored in Creative Writing and English before transferring to Kutztown University where she majored in Professional Writing. Shea graduated from Kutztown University in 2012 and during that time completed an internship in the publication department of a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. She joined Berks-Mont Newspapers in March of 2013 and had enjoyed getting the chance to explore the Hamburg area and meet the readers. Reach the author at ssingley@berksmontnews.com or follow Shea on Twitter: @hamburgitem.