Fox Valley Aero Club

Airshow Spotlights Giant Remote Control Model Planes

Warbirds from across the history of flight were on display at the Windy City Warbirds and Classics remote control airshow

Warbirds from across the history of flight were on display at the Windy City Warbirds and Classics remote control airshow

Pilots for a half dozen states and Canada put on a stunning airshow last weekend without ever leaving the ground. Remote control airplanes from the early days of aviation to modern day jets entertained crowds over the course of three days. First Light host Brian O’Keefe takes listeners to the sixth annual Windy City Warbirds and Classics Airshow

A collection of controllers allow pilots to fly their planes without ever leaving the ground

A collection of controllers allow pilots to fly their planes without ever leaving the ground

Several hundred people turned out to enjoy a wide variety of flying models from bi-planes to World War II bombers and fighters

Several hundred people turned out to enjoy a wide variety of flying models from bi-planes to World War II bombers and fighters

Carl Bachhuber’s gleaming Lockheed Constellation is modeled after a plane that was once owned by actor and pilot John Travolta

Carl Bachhuber’s gleaming Lockheed Constellation is modeled after a plane that was once owned by actor and pilot John Travolta