CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Flying Hillbillies Radio Control Club in Putnam County will have an air show and fundraiser to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at their club, located on W.Va. 817, south of Winfield.
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 more than 10 feet. The turbine-powered 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, the West Virginia State Police 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 will be provided by Troop 17 of the Boy Scouts of America.
Directions to the club: from the St. Albans exit of Interstate 64, travel north on W.Va. 817 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 http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org. For event information or to make online donations, go to www.flyinghillbillies.com or contact event coordinator Mike Spencer at 304-541-1509.