Friday, September 05, 2014

Kansas City Radio Control Association Warbird Fly-in at Charles Reed Flying Field

Kansas City Radio Control Association is holding their annual Warbird Fly-in Sept. 6 at the Charles Reed Memorial Flying Field at Fleming Park. Registration is at 8 a.m., with flying from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Warbird Fly-in is for airplanes that are scale models of military warbirds from all eras, beginning with World War I and continuing through to today. There will also be biplanes from W.W.I and early World War II, as well as scale jets from the Korea and Vietnam wars. They also make room for "military looking" airplanes, they may not be scale, but they are painted and decorated to resemble military airplanes.

During the noon lunch break, all flying is stopped and the pilots line their planes up on the large paved runway for a "meet and greet" with the public. Spectators can ask questions and take pictures. A raffle will also be held for a Horizon F4U-1A Corsair 44-inch Wingspan. Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5. There will also be concessions from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., which includes hot dogs, polish sausages, snacks and soft drinks.

The is a sanction AMA event and your AMA card is required. The Landing Fee is $15 and includes dinner at Day’s End ($7.50 for additional dinners).