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Big thrills from mini flying machines in RAK

posted on 19/06/2004: 2225 views

Hundreds of Ras Al Khaimah residents gather twice a week to see the local aerial show, organised by national youths, on the creek near the Cultural Centre. A group of 12 nationals stage remote-controlled aerial shows on Thursdays and Fridays that are attracting large numbers of spectators. The group has submitted an application to the UAE Civil Aviation Authority for a licence to hold their events under the auspices of the Al Jazera Flying Club. The group said they hope to receive the licence soon and then they will be prepared to offer lessons.

Once the club is recognised by UAE authorities, it will have a chance to represent the UAE in international competitions. The members said they will also take their show to other emirates. Sheikh Montaser bin Khalid Al Qasimi, a club member, said the group is comprised of talented pilots who have been flying remote-controlled aircraft for 10 years. Each member, he said, owns more than one aircraft.

Mohammed Abdullah, an instructor and the club's spokesman, said the models that are used closely resemble the original. This hobby, however, is not cheap. Aircrafts used during the Ras Al Khaimah shows can cost Dh5,000. The ones used during international shows cost anywhere from Dh7,000 to Dh150,000. In addition, many owners spend a significant amount of money on maintenance.

Ahmed Mohammed Rashid, another club member, said the aircrafts can climb quite high, but the pilots usually keep them within sight so spectators can see the aerial acrobatics being performed. (The Gulf News)


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