By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

Ready For Takeoff

RC Airshow Gets The Green Light For Farmers Day Weekend


September 28, 2023

Daria Anderson-Faden

Organizer Rick Kirby and the Remote Control Airshow overcame a regulatory hurdle and the popular event will go on at 10 a.m. Sunday at Kimball Airport.

The Remote Control Airshow on Sunday of Farmers Day weekend is set to happen, according to organizer Rick Kirby. The Kimball Kamakzee Club Flyers R/C Airshow is at the Kimball Airport at 10 a.m.

The airshow was "up in the air" for some time because the FAA had instituted a new rule that required drones and RC aircraft to have a remote ID number. Each craft needed to have its own digital license plate.

The deadline for obtaining the remote ID was 12:01 a.m. Sept. 16. With only four manufacturers of the remote IDs, 191,000 units were on order, but no chips were available. So, it was virtual...

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