RC YouTube channel Flite Test, a Lauren International company, recently held their first ever Flite Fest South event in Lake Wales, Florida.
Flite Fest South was the third Flite Fest event of the year, and it was the first event to have RC and general aviation flying together.
“The Flite Test community is passionate about all things aviation,” said Josh Bixler, Flite Test general manager. “Flite Fest South was a great way to bring our community together and share our passions for both RC and full-scale flight at one family-friendly event.”
The event was held at Lake Wales Municipal Airport, which included plenty of space for flying RC aircraft, paragliding and full-scale airplanes.
Beyond the flight line, Flite Fest South featured DIY RC aircraft build tents, hands-on STEM activities, wing airplane racing and drone racing. New activities at Flite Fest South included paramotor demonstrations, skydiving demonstrations and helicopter rides.
As Flite Test continues to add more Flite Fest events every year in different locations, one constant across the events is the camaraderie embodied by the Flite Test community.
“Flite Fest would not be possible without the support of our wonderful community, our amazing volunteers and our Flite Fest event sponsors,” Bixler said. “We’re grateful to everyone who helped make this event a success, and we’re excited to see what’s next for Flite Fest.”
Relive the fun at Flight Fest South with this highlight reel.
About Flite Test
Flite Test exists for people who are passionate about flight. Through a popular webshow and website, Flite Test entertains, educates and elevates the world of flight. From veterans to beginners, Flite Test empowers the radio-controlled (RC) community to work in their passion daily. The goal is to provide a creative outlet for flight enthusiasts by blending humor, technology and information to create quality content and products. Visit flitetest.com, youtube.com/user/flitetest, and Flite Test on Facebook to learn more. Flite Test is also committed to teaching students practical problem-solving skills through their K–12 FT STEM program. Learn more about FT STEM at ftstem.com. Flite Test is a Lauren International Company.