(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Sidi Mohamed | The Peninsula
DOHA: More than 50 types of RC aircraft took part in the second edition of RC Aircraft Festival which will conclude today at the Cultural Village Foundation — Katara.
The festival attracted a large number of visitors in the last two days who enjoyed the entertainment and exhibition especially the RC aircraft air show and the experience of flying on simulators which were available there to amuse the visitors.
'This is the second edition of the festival and the participation is bigger as compared to the first edition which was held at Dahl Al Hammam park last year, said Sheikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Thani, a member of the advisory board of Qatar RC Sport Centre. The festival is organised in collaboration with The Social & Sport Contribution Fund and Katara.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Fahad Al Thani, Chairman of Qatar RC Sport Centre, said: 'The festival is considered the first of its kind in Qatar and the Middle East region for the latest models of RC aircraft. It also includes the latest models of RC aircraft in different sizes. Also includes all radio controlled devices such as jets, vehicles, and boats. The chairman said, 'the festival aims to achieve a number of goals, the most important of which is the review of Qatar's efforts in the field of RC aircraft, whether related to manufacturing or well-trained RC aircraft operators.
The most important feature of this event is the exhibition of RC aircraft which include the latest models of RC aircraft which were designed and made in Qatar. Some of these Qatari RC aircraft are admired by participants in European and American exhibitions.
Ahmed Saleh, a visitor said that the festival was marvelous and the variety of RC aircraft, boats and vehicles was source of entertainment cum information for many. 'My kids enjoyed the flying experience of simulators a lot, he said, adding that the festival was a pleasant addition to colorful activities happening at Katara round the year. The festival is being organised under the patronage of the Minister of Culture and Sports H E Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali and Qatar Central Bank (QCB) Governor H E Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud Al Thani. A number of officials from different government entities are also attending the event.
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