Flying High this Weekend, Wyoming's Model Planes

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Riverton's annual model airplane fly-in takes place this weekend.

Today and Saturday model plane enthusiasts from Wyoming and surrounding states bring their planes every summer to Riverton for the Wyoming Modeler’s Association Annual Fly-in.

You’ll see small planes made of foam, jet planes and helicopters just north of Riverton’s Wal-Mart.

Contests for tricks and skill are scheduled for Saturday.

Scott Jackson, President of the Wyoming Modeler’s Association told News 13’s Landon Harrar, “Absolutely, in fact we encourage it, the way we get new members is parents coming out with the young kids, we like them around 11-12 years old to start with but we offer flight instruction with your membership."

Many planes cost thousands of dollars and others, around a hundred depending on the complexity and size of the engine.

Jackson hopes this year they'll attract more than 50 pilots.

There will be a five dollar lunch on Saturday for everyone who attends.