The mid-Island’s PDQ Flyers club will host area seniors in their annual air show in Nanoose Bay Friday, June 23. — NEWS file photo

Flyers to treat seniors to model airplanes air show

The Parksville District and Qualicum Flyers will be treating some of the region’s senior citizens to a unique air show.

The local club will be showing off and flying different radio-controlled aircrafts on Friday, June 23. The invited seniors will come from different care homes in the area.

This will be the second year the Flyers are hosting this event.

“It’s our way of paying back to the community and putting some smiles on these people’s faces,” said Flyers’ secretary Greg Brunt.

The seniors invited to the event, which will feature over 25 model aircrafts, are from Nanaimo Seniors, Cokely Manor, The Gardens at Qualicum Beach, Eagle Park and Trillium.

This year, Brunt said, one of their main features will be Snoopy on his dog house going after the Red Baron. There will be a couple of Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) Jets. said Brunt. “They look like jets and they sound like jets.”

As well, dogfights will be staged. Ribbons are attached to each plane and the objective is to cut them from each other.

There will also be some aerobatic performances. “We just want to give them something to look at, the ins and outs,” said Brunt.

The seniors will also be treated to lunch.