About Gordon

PaskZone Cessna 210 RC plane

Gordon holding the ParkZone Cessna 210 ready to fly RC plane

Hello!  My name is Gordon and I have been designing, building and flying radio control model airplanes since 1972.  I started this WordPress website in July 2013.

Join me on this website and blog as I discuss various aspects of electric model airplane plans, building and flying techniques.  My focus is on smaller electric powered models with an occasional excursion to the larger variants.

I will show you how to draw construction plans, use computer aided design programs and convert free flight kits to RC flight.

Gordon standing in front of the F-4E Phantom at Ramstein Air Base, Germany in 1983

Gordon standing in front of the F-4E Phantom at Ramstein Air Base, Germany in 1983

I have had six radio control model aircraft designs published.  The latest one was the Fokker Spin in the January 2014 Quiet and Electric Flight International magazine.

I had the opportunity to serve on active duty with the U.S. Air Force for 27 years. During this time I flew in the F-4 Phantom fighter jet and various special mission aircraft, in addition to having several staff tours at the Pentagon and other USAF agencies.

Standing in front of the B-777F left engine

I obtained my FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate in 1992 and enjoyed being a Flight Instructor for four years.  

I am also happy to report that I recently got hired to fly for Southern Air!  I completed B-777F training in May 2017.  Southern Air crews fly the B-777F for DHL and our routes typically take us around the world 3-4 times a month.  Learning a lot!

If you have any questions on the plans offered on this website or RC model airplane design in general do not hesitate to send me a note.

The format of this site, to include the Blog, is exciting and certainly worth the effort. WordPress is without a doubt the best way to set up a personal website. I recommend it to anyone.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check my blog for the most recent changes and updates to the site!

Gordon McKay
Sugar Hill, Georgia

 

Cockpit of the B-777F aircraft, picture taken in Hong Kong

Cockpit of the B-777F aircraft, picture taken in Hong Kong