The upcoming Liberty County Blazing Angels Fly-in charity event on Saturday and Sunday in Hinesville will support Family Promise of Bryan County, a charity focused on helping local homeless families.
Family Promise of Bryan County is “an organization that helps families stay together in hard times. They help find and secure long-term housing and the necessary support to help people get back on their feet,” according to the event’s flier.
The main event will start at 9 a.m. Saturday. This family event will include learning how to fly a remote-controlled plane, watching aircraft with wingspans of up to 16 feet fly above the crowd, and learning about different aircraft. Food and refreshments will be
available, including lunch at noon and dinner at 5 p.m. Helen’s Hobbies from Statesboro will also be there selling remote-controlled cars, planes, drones and helicopters.
“We’re going to have student training, where we actually invite spectators up and fly our trainer aircraft with them,” said Donald Borte, vice president of the Liberty County Blazing Angels RC Squadron. “We’ll have sign-ups for that all day long, and we’ll take 30-minute, 45-minute blocks, and that’s all that’ll be done. I’ll have five pilots out here with people flying.”
Children ages 8 and older, as well as adults, can sign up for lessons.
After the sun goes down, stay around for the light show as planes with LED lights take off. The day will end at 9 p.m.
The event will be held on Dorsey Road in Hinesville, near the Liberty County College and Career Academy.
“The event will be open to all pilots in the area,” Borte said. “The pricing for admission is going to be $5 for adults, $1 for children, and then we have a $10 package that gets a family of four in.”
All of the admission fees will support Family Promise.
“It’s what it’s for,” Borte said.