With fresh air and light winds, it makes for the perfect day for the Desert Eagle Model Airplane Club. And for the last four years, the club has been involved with the Veterans Mobility Corpto give veterans powered wheelchairs free of charge.
"We love organizations like this that help us out because we're a non-profit," says Nancy Shamel with the Veterans Mobility Corp.
She says they don't just go to veterans. They also go to their family members if they're in need of a powered wheel chair.
"And we give them free to a veteran, a spouse or a child of a veteran," says Shamel.
Part of the reason they do this is because the VA doesn't make it easy for veterans to obtain these chairs.
"The Veterans Association gives them standard push wheel chairs and then they have to meet a certain criteria to get the power chairs and that can take time," says Shamel.
This year's organizer for the event, Jay Kohler, says there's another reason for this open house.
"The other purpose of the open house is to introduce people, the public, to the hobby," says Kholer.
People will get 10 shots for 2 dollars to shoot at these model airplanes, and anyone can fly the planes for free.
Kohler has been a part of the club for about a year, and he's met all sorts of people in that time.
"A lot of retired site workers, a lot of retired military," says Kholer.
As many as 40 model airplanes can be on display this weekend. Kohler says there's always enough fun to go around.
"They're fascinated by the idea to shoot a plane out of the air," says Kholer.
More than just having fun, it's for a cause Shamel says everyone can get behind.
"The best part of my job is when we give them to veterans and to see that they get their mobility back that's really important and I think our veterans deserve everything we can give them," says Shamel.
The weekend event will kick off Saturday, July 17th at 9 a.m. and go until about 12:30 p.m. at the Desert Eagles Flying Field.
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