Electronic aircraft community grows in Lake area - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Electronic aircraft community grows in Lake area


Many people spot planes at Power Center Park. Those are flown by radio control airplane enthusiasts and their turf at the park could expand with a proposed tax.

If passed, the ward will receive a bond not exceeding $16 million dollars with a property tax of 5.50 mills lasting ten years.

The Southwest Louisiana Aero Modelers club meets often at the park.

A portion of the park is already dedicated to electronic aircrafts.

"There's a huge electronic aircraft community in Lake Charles and it is a nice and safe place to fly," said Julian Guillory, President of SLAM. "What we're looking for is a runway and a canopy, it would be awesome."

Currently, around 20 people are flying aircrafts at the park during the week.

The group hopes with updates they can draw a bigger crowd and hold competitions.

Voting for the tax is May 3.

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