SALADO — A clear blue sky was the perfect backdrop as model airplanes whizzed through the air Saturday morning.

“The take-off is the easiest part. Keeping it up and landing it is the hard part,” said Hubert Dirr, a member of the Cen-Tex Modelers who has been building planes since 1968. “You always have to be in control of its many moving parts.”

Members of the flying club gathered for their annual “Big Bird Fly-In” on Hall Field, located at Union Grove Park at Stillhouse Hollow Lake.

Read more in Sunday's Killeen Daily Herald.

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