4th Annual “Flying Circus” Is June 21

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Chattanooga Radio Control Club is holding its fourth annual “Flying Circus” on June 21 at Summitt Field to benefit Siskin Children’s Institute. 

The term “Flying Circus” was first applied to the infamous “Red Baron’s” group of colorfully-painted fighter planes during World War 1.   For this event, spectators will be treated to a continuous flying display of colorfully-decorated model aircraft, featuring everything imaginable – from antique biplanes to modern jets; both fixed-wing and helicopters.  Be amazed as giant-scale aerobatic models perform gravity-defying stunts, a flight of warbirds scramble into the sky, turbine-powered jets roar past the field at speeds in excess of 150 mph, and attendees can take a turn flying a radio-controlled plane themselves on the “buddy-box”.  

Grilled hotdogs and hamburgers will be available. There will be prize drawings and an auction.  

Gate opens at 9 a.m. with flying from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. followed by a benefit auction and buddy-box flying.

The event will be held at the former site of the Summit landfillThe entrance to the field is at 4223 Old Woodland Drive, Ooltewah. 

(see the club’s website www.crccflyers.org for map & directions)

Six dollars per person or $10 per carload donation requested.

The group hopes to raise more than $10,000 for Siskin Children’s Institute.  Cash and auction donations will be accepted at the event.

UTC Fiddle Fest Set For Oct. 29

The UTC Fiddle Fest is a new venture into American folk music for the Department of Performing Arts at UTC and will be held Saturday, Oct. 29.  Award-winning fiddlers Jim Wood and John Boulware, and guitarist Inge Wood, will lead a day-long festival for participants to learn about and play American fiddle tunes and folk music in an informal orchestra setting with musical arrangements ... (click for more)

SMMHS Sports Boosters Host Zombie 5K/1 Mile Fun Trail Run And Halloween Fest

Signal Mountain's first Zombie 5K Trail Run, 1 mile "not so scary" fun run and Halloween Festival benefiting the Signal Mountain Middle High Sports Boosters will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 at McCoy Farm, 1715 Anderson Pike on Signal Mountain from 5-9:30 p.m.  There are several options for family members of all ages. 1 - 5 p.m. - 1 mile Trail Fun Run for the ... (click for more)

Naked Man Involved In Collision On Highway 111 Taken Into Custody

A naked man who was involved in a wreck on Highway 111 late Friday morning is facing numerous charges. At approximately 11:40 a.m., Hamilton County Sheriff deputies started to receive numerous reports that a vehicle was driving erratically on U.S. Highway 111 and that the driver was stopping his vehicle and at one point got out of his vehicle in a naked state. According to ... (click for more)

City Council Incumbents Anderson, Gilbert, Freeman, Hakeem Pick Up Papers Seeking Re-Election

Four City Council incumbents have picked up papers for the March 7 city election. The latest getting qualifying petitions are Russell Gilbert in District 5, Chris Anderson in District 7 and Yusuf Hakeem in District 9. Moses Freeman in District 8 picked up earlier. Anthony Byrd is a possible challenger. Former District 7 Councilman Manny Rico has already qualified. Others ... (click for more)

Chattanooga's Citizens Are The Best

Today, when I finished my shift, my wife and I had a rare kid-free time where she and I could enjoy a nice quiet dinner. So, when I left my extra job and she left her job, we met at a neat local place in St. Elmo. She and I had been looking forward to and planning this dinner all day. You see, between my work with the city of Chattanooga, my many hours of extra jobs, and our responsibilities ... (click for more)

My Garden In October

Just when you thought the weather would never break, the heat was on low this morning as Tide and I stepped from the house to study our October garden. Falling leaves and the dog’s dirty tennis balls aside, let’s praise the Lord that, as a new month dawns, we are still blessed with orchids and onions galore. The dog asks that I include the fact October is National Pet Adoption month ... (click for more)