by Bryan D. Carnes
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
8/3/2010 - DAYTON, Ohio -- Giant-scale models of jets, warbirds and helicopters will land on the runway behind the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from Sept. 3-5.
The 15th Annual Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Air Show is scheduled during Labor Day weekend and features aircraft from all eras of aviation history. Nearly 200 pilots will entertain audiences as they perform skillful and daring aerobatic maneuvers with RC (radio-controlled) aircraft.
Sponsored by the Dayton Ohio Giant Scalers, the air show is scheduled each day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The aircraft will perform a half-time show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, showing off the talent and abilities of the RC pilots.
The event is open to the public, and admission and parking are free. Food and merchandise will be available for purchase.
Those interested in attending the air show can enter either through the Spinning Road gate, located off Airway Road, or the main museum gate off Springfield Street, and follow the signs to the event area behind the museum. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Street, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free.
NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, please contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-7207.
NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, please contact Bryan D. Carnes at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1376.
9/3/2010 9:00:23 PM ET Will the air performance show still be held tomorrow, 92 with windy conditions expected? Will the website be updated should there be a change in plans? Thank you.