The David A. Waymer Aeromodular Flying Field is a miniature runway on a giant field in Huntersville. This space, run by Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks and Rec, is used primarily by model airplane enthusiasts and clubs (there are rules for flying your craft), but is free and open to the public. Just be mindful of the spectator zones so as not to interfere with aircrafts and their pilots.
If you want to tack some playtime onto this trip, the David B. Waymer Park with playground equipment is on your right about a mile before you hit the airfield.
How to get there: David B. Waymer Aeromodeller Flying Field is located at 15401 Holbrooks Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078.
Don't forget to take:
- Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses: There is very little shade at this park.
- Water and a snack or picnic lunch: This is the perfect place to have a bite to eat while you watch.
- Blanket or stadium chairs: Seating is minimal, but you can also stand along the fence.