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With development impending, aircraft club seeks new space to fly


Last updated 11/18/2017 at Noon

The aerial view shows the land that the Palomar Radio Control Flyers club uses to fly aircraft. A sign advertises a housing project that will be built nearby. Courtesy and Alex Groves photos

Model aircraft enthusiasts have gone to an 85-acre plot of land off state Route 76 in Fallbrook nearly every weekday and every weekend for about 20 years to fly, but that tradition may soon change as development blossoms in that part of the village.

“You stand out there on the flight line, and you just know we’re going to be standing in the middle of a car wash, a McDonalds and a department store at some point,” Steve Gebler, next year’s president for the Palomar Radio Control Flyers Club, said. “It’s just inevitable that that’s going to happen.”

The club, which has roughl...

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