“This hobby teaches electronics, mechanics, and engineering,” says the Director

It’s the 5th annual float fly event where people from the community come together to assemble radio and remote control airplanes.

You get to glue parts together, you get to assemble things, you get to see why they do what they do and the engineering involved, it usually gets them to understand things and how they operate said,” Johnny Longoria Victoria R/C Flyers Contest Director.

This hobby brings a lot of people together from different walks of life but it also teaches each individual a few new things.

“I tell all the parents that this hobby teaches, electronics, mechanics, engineering and safety,” said Longoria.

Longoria said he wants to recruit more children to join the Victoria Radio Control Flyers Club.

“A lot of the kids that do get into this they end up going into the aeronautical industry. Which is pretty good because they have a big shortage of pilots,” said Longoria.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, over the past three decades, the number of pilots has decreased by 30 percent.

The Victoria Radio Control Flyers meet every 4th Monday inside the Victoria Mall at 7 pm. If you want to know more, go to The Victoria Radio Control Facebook page.

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