'Wings and Wheels' a soaring success in St. Charles
The Fox Valley Aero Club and the Antique Automobile Club of America joined forces Saturday near St. Charles for the "Wings and Wheels Festival of Flight," an event that featured more than 30 antique cars and in excess of 100 remote control model planes.
Held near the corner of Route 64 and Peck Road near St. Charles, the joint show was meant to highlight 90 years of the aero club's dedication to model aviation.
"We enjoy every opportunity we can to share our enjoyment of our hobby and are dedicated to preserving the past. This is much like the Valley Aero Club. We look forward to helping them celebrate their 90th year," said Dan Sobczyk, president of the Fox Valley Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America.
Pilots from across the suburbs displayed their flight skills on aircraft ranging from foam planes to fighters and from 3-D stunt planes to flying lawn mowers.
An air show at noon began with a flying Chinese dragon and progressed through aviation history, followed by a candy drop for kids.