A Lego model of a Fokker triplane, like the remote control airplane that was taken from a locked storage containter at the Michall Airpark, site of the annual Largest Little Airshow. (File)

Red Baron remote controlled triplane stolen from Michell Airpark

Victoria model aircraft club asking people to call Central Saanich Police

Landscaping equipment and a “Red Baron” style remote controlled airplane were stolen from a locked storage container at the site of Victoria’s Largest Little Airshow.

A post on the Facebook page of the Victoria Radio Control Modelers Society states someone broke into a locked maintenance container at Michell Airfield on Lochside Drive in Central Saanich between Jan. 20 and 27.

Taken was a John Deere riding lawn mower, gas-powered weed eaters and the model Fokker Tri-plane that flies against the club’s Snoopy dog house remote controlled aircraft during the annual airshow.

“Although the items stolen can be replaced, the non-profit Society operates on a small annual budget and it will be difficult to raise funds to replace the items,” stated the post.

The airshow and club members have raised thousands of dollars for local charity at their annual airshows — most notably for CFAX Santas Anonymous and the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation in the past. The post stated the club has raised more than $289,000 over the last 16 years.

The club is urging anyone with information about the theft to contact the Central Saanich Police.

 

Snoopy on his flying doghouse gets a little TLC following his victory over the Red Baron. (Steven Heywood/News Staff File)

Just Posted

No treatment for highly infectious measles, says doctor

10 cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver as of Friday

Invasive crab spotted near Sooke

Fisheries need more data to know if numbers are increasing

Credit card frauds target local businesses: VicPD

Crime Reduction Unit investigating several frauds costing several businesses over $50,000

Fatherhood draws Victoria man to publish Tsimshian colouring book for children

Leon McFadden is working on 11 more books to finish the horoscope series

Advocacy group threatens to call province over Saanich police budget

Grumpy Taxpayers$ suggests Saanich is trying to present public with fait accompli budget

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

POLL: Will you be wearing pink to take a stand against bullying?

Schools and workplaces across Greater Victoria and around the province will be… Continue reading

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Most Read