The York County Flyers hosted the annual Fallen Eagle Fly-in Benefit for Hospice & Community Care on Saturday, Oct. 28. Since 2007, organizers of the Fallen Eagle have shared their energy and passion for Hospice & Community Care to help eligible patients receive needed end-of-life care.
The York County Flyers are a group of like-minded Carolinians devoted to promoting interest in building and flying radio controlled model aircraft. They are an AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) sanctioned model aircraft club located in York, SC. Their club boasts the largest membership of any AMA club in the Metrolina area with over 100 active members engaged in all aspects of the hobby.
To date, this group has raised over $12,000 to benefit patients and families of Hospice & Community Care. Bob Russell, an organizer for this year’s fly-in, said “It’s an easy charity to give to. Almost everyone has had an experience with hospice care.”
“When Former YCF club member Ron Ewing passed, the annual all-electric fly-in was dedicated to his memory, and as time passed even further it became a memorial event for all of our deceased club members and became known as our Fallen Eagle fly-in. Starting in 2007, the club decided to donate proceeds and pilot registration fees from this event to Hospice & Community Care, and today the Fallen Eagle is now our largest event,” said Russell.
We are honored once again to receive the proceeds from this event. Over the past ten years, the York County Flyers have donated thousands of dollars to help care for hospice patients in the community.