RC South Officers


Duane Wright – Email

Wright, Duane
I have been a member of Indy R/C South since 1980, and have served as a club officer on several occasions. My interest in things that fly goes back to when I was a small boy. I have built and flown aircraft of all sizes and shapes. I have especially enjoyed Pylon racing and competition fun fly participation. I currently fly numerous electric aircraft, and a couple of large gas-powered airplanes in the form of a WWI Sopwith Pup and an Extra 330 aerobatic ship.

I am retired from government service, beginning as a civilian employee with the Army, and retiring as a senior manager within the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

I have been married for more than 40 years. My family includes two grown children and two fast-growing grandchildren.

I will enjoy serving with Charlie and George during 2015.

Vice President / Secretary

Charles Cherry – Email

I originally became a member of the Indy RC South Club in 1980. Shortly afterwards I began cutting the runways, laying railroad ties and a little later served as Vice President/Secretary. In the mid-80s I moved out of state to several locations before returning to Indianapolis, and rejoined Indy RC South in 2005. As far back as I can remember I’ve always enjoyed building from scratch, as the most of my airplanes today are scratch-built. I’m currently completing a twin engine Gemini powered by two 56 Saitos, and a Kaos powered with a 72 Saito.

I retired in 2009, as a Mechanical Engineer from the CSXT Railroad, completing 44 years of service.

I’ve been married to my wife Evelyn for 42 years and we have two children and six grand children.


George Hallander – Email

I began my interest in model planes at about age 12 (a long time ago). My mother was a Navy airplane mechanic in WW2 and was thrilled when we built my first U-control plane. At about age 16 we were building 35 size planes covered with real silk and dope.

In 1969, out of college, I was employed by GE in Utica, New York working on military electronics for the Air Force. In mid-1970 I changed careers and began working at AT&T where I eventually retired after 38 years in 2008 as a Senior Video Engineer.

I have been involved in RC on and off again since 1973 in clubs in New York, Porter County, Indiana and our club. Currently I’m working on restoring an old P-51 and finishing a 50cc Extra 300. Also hope to start on a 1/4 scale Sopwith Pup this winter. My other interests are Motorcycling (yeah my Harley), golf and RVing.

My wife of 42 years, Bonnie, and I have four grown children and four Grand kids (2 in Georgia and 2 in San Francisco).

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