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Electronic aircraft community grows in Lake area

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

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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