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.

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