Tom Jones Model Airplane Field

Last year, just before the ridiculously cold ice storm hit us, Mr. Wonderful and I took his 53 Ford truck for a cruise around Lake Hefner.

We headed down NW Expressway and then hung a left at Meridian then took South Lake Hefner Drive around the lake.



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When I noticed this sign, I hollered at the Wonderful guy to turn in!

Tom Jones Memorial Model Airplane Flying Field

Turn up the dirt road and soon you’ll come out to a clearing with a set of bleachers (for observing) and a whole bunch of flat tables covered with artificial turf and a small airplane runway.

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It was a gorgeous day  and we saw some guys tinkering with their planes, so we decided to stay awhile and watch.

model airplanes

This is some serious plane flying folks. Way beyond the tiny helicopters we fly around our living room, these babies are big…

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And cool- really cool.

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We watched them taxi out on the little runway and send their planes up in the air.

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We watched the planes buzzing overhead while the “pilots” sent them into dives, stalls and loops.

And then before we left we saw this guy arrive with these.

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Apparently the helicopters are way harder to operate and this guy was doing some crazy stuff with them like flipping them upside down and coming darn close to mowing the grass with the blades of the copper.

During this time of gorgeous weather – this is a fun jaunt to do while you’re walking around Lake Hefner! Try it sometime!

 

 

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