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 See giant scale model aircraft fly at the museum
 Flying takes place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 2
 Admission is free
 
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Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Air Show
DAYTON, Ohio -- The 17th annual Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Show will take place at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dick Brice)
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See giant scale model aircraft take to the skies at the museum

Posted 8/14/2012   Updated 8/29/2012 Email story   Print story

    


by Sarah Swan
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force


8/14/2012 - DAYTON, Ohio -- Visitors will see some of history's well-known airframes at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force over Labor Day weekend, but they won't be the ones inside the galleries. Instead, scale versions of those aircraft will fly over the museum, regaling spectators with daring aerobatics.

The 17th annual Giant Scale Radio-Controlled (RC) Model Aircraft Air Show is scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 2. More than 100 pilots will entertain audiences as they perform skillful maneuvers with RC jets, warbirds and helicopters from all eras of aviation history.

Sponsored by the Dayton Ohio Giant Scalers, the air show will take place each day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., including a half-time show from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. daily to show off the talents and abilities of the RC pilots. Note: Please watch the museum's website or social media networks for weather updates.

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 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.

For more information, call (937) 255-7207 or visit http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.

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. For more information about the museum, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.


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 Sarah Swan at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1283.



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