You might think that the biggest attraction in Florida in December would involve a roller coaster or a beach. Although these are certainly worthwhile activities, if you’re into RC helicopters, the place to be is the Orlando Helicopter Blowout!
If your spouse or kids aren’t into helicopters, no problem! Roller coasters and beaches are only a short drive away, while you get to enjoy the warm Florida weather surrounded by world-class pilots and some of the best people the hobby has to offer.
The 2011 Orlando Helicopter Blowout took place December 9-11 in Winter Garden, Florida. If you read my coverage of the 2010 Orlando Helicopter Blowout in Mark Fadely’s April 2011“RC Helicopters” column, you already know that the Orlando gathering is becoming one of the helicopter events to attend. This is not only the premier event in the Southeast, but one of the best in the entire country—and I’ve attended many events.
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Written by Mark Fadely
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