Hobby gives hours of fun

Man demonstrates acrobatics with model airplanes at Clearwater Secondary field

Larry Ruhmor

Larry Ruhmor

Larry Ruhmor, a part-time resident of Birch Island for several years, holds up one of the model airplanes he was flying over the field at Clearwater Secondary School recently.

A lithium battery about the size of a cigarette case gives four or five minutes of flight to the styrofoam aircraft.

Learning how to fly the plane, much less do the acrobatics he was demonstrating, takes hundreds of hours of practice, Ruhmor says.