Title : Postage Stamps in Commemoration of the Model Aeronautic Competition
Stamp Serial#
1230 
KPC#
C-901 
MICHEL#
1255 
StanGib#
1491 
Scott#
1272e 
Date of Issue
09/20/1981 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
80 won 
Design
Radio-controlled Helicopter 
Designer
Kim Sung-sil 
Image Area
30mm*22mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The Third Aeronautic Competition for the Air Force Chief of Staff Cup, a model-plan contest designed by way of inspiring the nation with an interest in aeronautics, is held at the Air Force Academy on September 20, 1981.

This is the final contest entered by those who have passed the elimination contests held at the different places throughout the country. Man's desire to fly in the air has led not only to the invention of various sophisticated planes, but to the making and flying of model planes. It was in the Japanese colonial rule days when the model plane was first introduced to us.

Model-plane flying has since been enjoyed by more and more people and flying contests have also been held on a small scale among those who shared the interest. With the necessity for exciting aeronautic interest in the nation becoming ever more intense, however, the Air Force integrated all the contests into a large-scale national competition in 1979 and has since been holding the competition annually.

Divided roughly into the glider, the rubber-powered plane, the line-controlled plane, and the radio-controlled plane, model planes are becoming one of the favorite handicrafts pursued as a hobby for many of us today.

The Ministry of Communications issues these stamps in the hope that a national-scale aeronautic contest like this one will result in sharpening the public's interest in making and flying model planes, thus leading ultimately to the development of our national ability to make and fly real planes.