Saturday, December 16, 2017  
Our History

Years before the demolition of the Hospital, many modelers from the area flew behind the building. Once the building was demolished, several interested parties who wished to use this area pursued a formal venue to establish the Edgewood Flyers. A small group approached the Department of Environmental Conservation. We explained our purpose and who we were. The DEC gave us a section to utilize. When it came time to set up a runway, we looked around and there was nothing but sand, construction material, pieces of coal residue and debris. We finally decided to bring in 300 yards of topsoil.

 

For many years this property had been neglected. It was a dumping ground for many. It was not a safe place. Vandals and illegal activity was prominent. The Edgewood Flyers family oriented activity and cleanup efforts started to change things. Our presence became a deterrent for illegal activity and dumping. We helped the DEC in there efforts to catch many.

 

 

Over the last few years, we have seen a more family orientated area. We see families walking, joggers, biking, and many others. The Edgewood Flyers have been the longest user of the preserve. The Edgewood Flyers are, also, by far the largest group as well as the biggest user of the preserve.

 

Our club and activity has been written into the use of the preserve by the DEC. We have been good neighbors and Albany has recognized that. However, we do not take this for granted. We are active within the community sponsoring special events with the Scouts, have field cleanup days, and promote the outdoor activity of model flying in a family setting.

 

Come join us in a day of fun. The Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve is a wonderful area of nature and fun outdoors activities for all to enjoy.

 

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