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.

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.