Warbirds return to C-K Airport July 19, 20

0
948

Karl Gross, left, and Dave Cummings, right, kneel in front of each of their Piper Pawnee model planes, which flew during the Chatham Warbirds and Classics show at the Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport on Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Karl Gross, left, and Dave Cummings, right, kneel in front of each of their Piper Pawnee model planes, which flew during the Chatham Warbirds and Classics show at the Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport on Saturday, July 20, 2013.

The Chatham Aeronauts will host their annual Warbirds and Classics over Chatham event July 19 and 20.

The radio-controlled model aircraft display takes place at the Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport, with flying underway from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Organizer Eric Larson said more than 60 R/C pilots will be on hand, coming from across Ontario, Michigan and the U.S. Midwest to take part.

Gates open each day at 10 a.m., and the cost of admission is $5 for adults. Children under 12 and veterans get in for free.

On Saturday, there will be an airshow that features scale military aircraft – from the First World War to present day – as well as scale civilian planes, including jets.

A special feature this year is a giant scale Sikorsky S-43 flying boat that weighs more than 110 pounds and has a wingspan of nearly 17 feet.

There will be food concessions, vendors and full-scale aircraft on display.

Comments

comments

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here