Follow-up: Reservist's son high-flying with RC aircraft
By Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr., 919th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
/ Published July 31, 2014
DUKE FIELD, Fla. --
In May 2013, then-13-year-old Cody Powell had his sights set on the National radio-controlled aircraft competition. This month, he put his Prolog aircraft into the sky and claimed second place in the advanced level flying national competition.
Powell, son of Maj. Jeff Powell, the 919th Maintenance Squadron commander, bested all but one of more than 20 competitors and just missed first place by 12 points. He also earned an award for best junior advanced pilot.
"It's a whole different feeling," said Cody of controlling the aircraft. "It's totally unlike any other hobby I've had. I love the feel of the aircraft and the feel of flight through my fingers. It's addicting."
Powell began learning to fly the RC aircraft at the Eglin Aero Modellers Club. To read more on how Powell got his start, click here