The Orange County Radio Control Club is hosting a “Fly-in” Saturday, but this time the activity will be extra special since the LifeShare Blood Center will also be present for the event.

“Everyone is welcome to come fly, have lunch and donate blood,” said Don Marshall, treasurer of the Orange County R/C club.

Club President, Jeff Reed, has been the driving force for this fly-in, Marshall added.

The club has had fly-ins before, but this one is unique because of the addition of LifeShare.

“We want to help them out because the blood supply is low,” Marshall said.

Lunches can be purchased for $7.50 or if a person donates blood, then their lunch is provided to them free of charge. In addition, there will be a link sale which will help with the purchase of a new lawn mower for the club property.

The Orange County R/C Club has been in existence for more than 20 years. It has grown to include more than 50 members of all ages. However, they are always looking for new members or just a chance to talk about their remote control airplanes.

For this special event, there are no landing fees, but all pilots must present their Academy of Model Aeronautics card in order participate.

The field is located at 10623 F.M. 1442. It is near the Orange County dump and only 1.1 miles from Interstate 10.

“Come out and join the fun,” Marshall said.

For more information on the club, their website is

Photo: Gary Smith, is ready to fly his remote control plane.