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See giant scale model aircraft take to the skies over Labor Day weekend

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  • By Sarah Swan
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

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 Giant Scale Radio-Controlled (RC) Model Aircraft Air Show is scheduled for Sept. 4-6. 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 8 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.

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


The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit


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.