Photo of giant scale RC model P-47 flying at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force photo by Dick Brice

USAF Museum to host RC air show

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Since long before drones became the buzzword for unmanned aircraft, crowds have flocked to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to watch hobbyists fly radio-controlled model aircraft. The Giant Scale Radio-Controlled (RC) Model Aircraft Air Show is coming around again.

Over the Labor Day weekend—Sept. 4-6—more than 100 pilots will entertain audiences as they perform skillful maneuvers with RC jets, warbirds and helicopters from all eras of aviation history, according to a museum announcement.

Sponsored by the Dayton Ohio Giant Scalers, the air show will take place each day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., including a half-time show from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. daily to show off the talents and abilities of the RC pilots.

The event is open to the public, and admission and parking are free. Food and merchandise will be available for purchase.

Those interested in attending the show can enter either through the Spinning Road gate, located off Airway Road, or the main museum gate off Springfield Street, and follow the signs to the event area behind the museum. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

For more information, call (937) 255-7207 or visit

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum.


USAF Museum to host RC air show
1100 Spaatz St Dayton, OH 45431