We were invited to a
preview flight testing day of this new model airplane
facility in Lakeland, Florida.
It’s a specially prepared grass runway, ideally
positioned on the spacious Lakeland Regional Airport for
the sole purpose of hosting 4 model airplane
extravaganza events per year.
In Central Florida, the ideal runway is oriented
East/West for the prevailing winds and the pilot is
facing North so that the sun is never in your
face, Paradise Field is so situated. To address
the compatibility of a properly prepared grassfield with
jet models, we flew an EVF 4410 powered Electra, and EVF
and a JetCat P-160 powered Skymaster Hawk, and Frank
Tiano flew a Jet Central "Rhino" powered Cougar from
this facility on the morning of 30 Sept 2010.
All of these jets operated freely from the freshly
sodded turf. With proper under surface preparation,
irrigation, sod, rolling, and cutting, we were happy to
help Frank prove that events like “Monster Planes”
October 7 – 9, Florida Jets, Top Gun, and a new all
electric event will be a pleasure to participate in for
years to come.
October to May is the time of the year to enjoy your
hobby in Central Florida and Paradise Field just adds to
your modeling adventures.