During World War I, red-painted aircraft usually meant the infamous “Red Baron” and his squadron had taken flight. Dubbed the “Flying Circus,” these colorful fighter planes, known for their mobility, started a trend of painting fighter planes in the German Air Force.
On Saturday, June 21, the Chattanooga Radio Control Club’s own “Flying Circus” is back in the skies for its fourth year.
Flying starts at 10 a.m. as colorful, aerobatic model aircraft perform stunts and turbine-powered “jets” zoom through the sky at speeds greater than 150 mph.
In addition to viewing a day of warbirds, antique biplanes, fixed-wing jets, and helicopters, you can test your own pilot skills by flying a radio-controlled plane on the “buddy box.”
Grilled hotdogs and hamburgers will be served, and prize drawings and an auction will follow the air show.
Organizers hope to raise more than $10,000 for Siskin Children’s Institute, a nonprofit organization that helps children with special needs. In order to help reach this goal, donations of $5 per person or $10 per car is requested at the gate. Cash and auction donations will also be accepted at the auction. Gates for “Flying Circus” open at Summit Field at 9 a.m.
For more information email event director Paul C. Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summit Field is located at 4223 Old Woodland Dr., Ooltewah.