Fox Valley Aero Club to host Wings & Wheels Festival of Flight Sept. 10

  • The Fox Valley Aero Club is partnering with the Midwest Chapter of Lamborghini Club America to host the Wings & Wheels Air Show, featuring giant scale remote-control airplanes, exotic sports cars and more, on Saturday, Sept. 10.

    The Fox Valley Aero Club is partnering with the Midwest Chapter of Lamborghini Club America to host the Wings & Wheels Air Show, featuring giant scale remote-control airplanes, exotic sports cars and more, on Saturday, Sept. 10. Courtesy of Fox Valley Aero Club

 
 
Updated 9/6/2022 11:19 AM

On Saturday, Sept. 10, the Fox Valley Aero Club is joining forces with the Midwest Chapter of Lamborghini Club America.

On display for the special "Wings & Wheels" air and car show will be aircraft and limited production Lamborghini sports cars. These planes and cars represent years of scientific research into the use of active aerodynamics, high horsepower, and the ultimate in pilot control through minimal effort.

 

Club president Dale Gathman asks: "Wings can cause lift or can cause down force. When you are at our event, see if you can find the wing on the Lamborghini and what it does? Does it help make the car fly?"

The Wings & Wheels Air Show event will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.

Jim Thompson, the coordinator for the Festival of Flight, states: "At this year's Wings & Wheels Air Show, you will see RC Foamies and Fighters, 3D stunt planes, flying lawn mowers, and cars flown by the finest local RC pilots demonstrating their amazing flight skills. You will get to see over 100 RC Scale Aircraft and get to enjoy an unusual grouping of about 20 exotic/sport cars."

Imran Hasan, a member of both clubs and organizer for the Lamborghini Car Cruise, states: "When you fly an RC Plane and start to understand the aerodynamics of a scale jet, you appreciate more the active aerodynamics and research that has gone into a Lamborghini. You get to feel the G force when you accelerate and feel how the rear wing is used to improve how the car handles."

In addition to all-day air demonstrations and the car show, there will be a noon time air show full of fun surprises, aviation details and RC history. You will see giant scale jets and giant scale warbirds with wings 10 feet or greater with some flying at over 100 mph.

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There is a spectator entrance fee of $5. Children ages 12 and younger are free.

Seating is available, but spectators can bring their own chairs if desired. Concessions will be available.

The Fox Valley Aero Club field is located at 3831 Karl Madsen Drive, near the intersection of Route 38 and Peck Road.

Learn more about the Fox Valley Aero Club at foxvalleyaero.com.

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