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Black Hawk County Flyers

Stan Sweet, left, and Neal Leeper with two of the trainer R/C airplanes that spectators can fly during National Model Aviation Day.

NEW HARTFORD — The Black Hawk Radio Control Pilots will celebrate the fourth annual National Model Aviation Day on Aug. 18 at the club flying field on County Highway T-55 north of New Hartford.

It will be followed by a Warbird Fly-In on Aug. 19. Both events are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The public is welcome, and both days are free.

On Aug. 18, club members will put on flying demonstrations of different types of radio controlled model aircraft. Spectators of all ages are invited to try flying a trainer R/C aircraft with the assistance of an experienced radio control pilot. On Aug. 19, club members will fly scale models of military aircraft from World War I to the modern day, with an emphasis on World War II warbirds.

Donations will be collected to support the Waterloo chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. There will also be a raffle for an R/C airplane and gift cards donated by HobbyTown of Waterloo.

Lunch and soft drinks will be available on site. More information and directions to the club flying field are at

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