SAN ANTONIO -- On the eve of the largest remote control model airplane event in South Texas, hobbyists denounced a Massachusetts man's plan to use model planes as weapons against the United States.(from KSAT-12)
According to court documents, 26-year-old Rezwan Ferdaus planned to pack five pounds of plastic explosive in military jet replica model airplanes, then fly them by remote control into the Pentagon.
Jim Rice, who has been flying model airplanes since he was a boy, said the actions of Ferdaus in no way reflect the interests or intentions of model airplane enthusiasts.
"What he does is not reflective of what we do at the flying field, trying to enjoy ourselves and have fun. That's abhorrent behavior in my mind," said Rice.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Hobby of peace
Make no mistake, flying model airplanes is a peaceful pastime, and those who corrupt it will be swiftly denounced by the true practitioners of the hobby.