A father and son team spent the winter of 2011 looking for a more permanent and suitable place to fly their model aircraft. The two spent months exploring potential flying sites, and in the process discovered many other model pilots in their community also looking for a place to fly.
About that time, Noblesville, Indiana, built a new fire station on 10 acres surrounded by farmland. The firehouse and its peripheral amenities occupy roughly four acres, with the back half or more planted in “prairie grasses” that had been overtaken by thistle and weeds. They approached the County about using the area for a new model flying site. The County approved, and now the public enjoys the flying site and the pilots from time to time provide the firemen with an airshow and lunch!
Many County Park and Recreation Departments have lands that are un-used, or under-utilized. Why not create a model flying site?