Flying Hillbillies take to the air with radio controlled aircraft
The Flying Hillbillies Radio Control Club in Putnam County will host an air show and fundraiser to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The local flying club will be conducting demonstrations showcasing Giant Scale and Aerobatic Radio Controlled Aircraft, Jet Turbines, Racers, and Helicopters.
Some of the aircraft involved have wingspans of over 10 feet and the turbinepowered jets can reach speeds of more than 200 mph. There will be trainer airplanes with flight instructors and simulators that the general public can try.
The EMS Health Net Helicopter and the West Virginia Air National Guard Mini C-130 Transport Plane will be on hand along with various activities for the young. Food and beverages provided courteously of Boy Scouts of America, Troop 17.
The Flying Hillbillies Radio Control Club is on Route 817 south of Winfield. From the St. Albans exit of I-64 travel north approximately 5.7 miles, or 2 miles south of Winfield High School. Watch for the sign at the field entrance.
For more information about The Wounded Warrior Project, visit www.wounded warriorproject.org. For event information about the Flying Hillbillies or to make online donations, go to www.flyinghill billies.com or call Mike Spencer at 304-541-1509 .