Fox Valley Aero Club 'Parade of Planes' returns Sept. 11

  • RC airplanes and pilots prepare to perform at a previous Festival of Flight air show. The Fox Valley Aero Club will celebrate 100 years of aviation on Saturday, Sept. 11.

    RC airplanes and pilots prepare to perform at a previous Festival of Flight air show. The Fox Valley Aero Club will celebrate 100 years of aviation on Saturday, Sept. 11. Courtesy of Dale Gathman

 
 
Posted8/27/2021 6:12 PM

On Saturday, Sept. 11, Fox Valley Aero Club, a RC Model Airplane Club, is celebrating 100 years of aviation with the "Festival of Flight" all-day air show at their flight field located at 3831 Karl Madsen Drive in St Charles.

At noon, a special "Parade of Planes" event will feature 50 or more planes as the club presents the history of aircraft with RC Model Airplanes. The all-day air show runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

 

Dale Gathman, club president, states: "Each year we plan this event to allow our members and surrounding area club members to showcase any type of historic or modern RC Model Airplane they wish to fly for the Air Show. This year we are organizing the the noon time Air Show 'Parade of Planes' as the planes would chronologically appear in history. You will literally see 100 years of aviation represented by our RC Model Airplanes."

To get to the flight field from the corner of Randall Road and Route 38, go west on Route 38, drive one block west of Peck Road to Karl Madsen Drive on the left. Turn left and follow the signs to the flight field.

Admission is $5 per person; children age 12 or younger are free. Some grandstand seating is available but you are always welcome to bring lawn chairs. For additional information, go to foxvalleyaero.com.

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