On­line plane videos are just harm­less fun

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

This is an ef­fort to sup­port the peo­ple of the South Waikato fly­ing club in Toko­roa.

I live in West Mon­roe, Louisiana, in the United States, and I thor­oughly en­joy watch­ing the videos pro­duced by Mr Simp­son.

They have taught me much about ra­dio­con­trolled planes and are very en­ter­tain­ing.

Now in a world where there’s so much wicked­ness any­one would have to ad­mit that even though they might crash a cou­ple of planes from time to time and do a bit of ex­per­i­ment­ing, what they do is a pretty harm­less bit of fun.

I have never seen a video where any­one’s life seemed to be in dan­ger and never, to my knowl­edge, have they ever con­doned any haz­ardous be­hav­iour.

The two pro­grammes recorded at the South Waikato Model Aero Club are im­por­tant to the ra­dio-control mod­ellers’ com­mu­nity and are a way to share ideas, laugh and en­joy our­selves. Life is a very se­ri­ous busi­ness with the bur­den of work and fam­ily, and just get­ting by in this world and I very much ap­pre­ci­ate the peo­ple of your com­mu­nity al­low­ing Mr Simp­son to help ra­dio­con­trol mod­ellers through­out the world have a lit­tle harm­less fun.

J Larche United States tar­mac and grass but it is only a cou­ple of acres of graded dirt.)

Bruce, Ron, Barry, the flyin’ Doc and the other mem­bers of the SWMAC pro­vide a fun view of the hobby of RC mod­el­ling and serve as un­of­fi­cial but in­flu­en­tial am­bas­sadors of New Zealand in gen­eral and the Toko­roa area in par­tic­u­lar.

I have found that when hob­bies be­come too reg­u­lated and reg­i­mented the en­joy­ment quickly leaves.

The SWMAC along with Bruce’s RC Model Re­views and Xjet chan­nels on YouTube are prime ex­am­ples of what RC mod­el­ling is all about – fun and ex­per­i­men­ta­tion.

Bruce ranks up there with the FliteTest and Ex­per­i­men­tal Air­lines chan­nels for in­ter­est­ing and fun con­tent. L Bar­rick Amer­ica Waikato and New Zealand as a tourist des­ti­na­tion into the in­ter­na­tional arena.

It would be a dream come true for me to live in Toko­roa and fly daily at the SWMAC.

A Ven­ter Nether­lands

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