Annual RC Jet Rally Begins Friday At Litchfield Airport

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Roger Shipley's RC Jet Rally will be held Friday Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 8, at Litchfield Municipal Airport.

The annual RC Jet Rally will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept.  6 and Saturday, Sept. 7 and from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Sept. 8. There is a $5 entrance fee for adults, while children 15 and under may attend for free. Parking is also free. Food concessions will be available, though attendees may also bring their own food and tailgate in the parking area. There is limited bleacher seating so guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

The Litchfield Airport Authority and Roger Shipley's Route 66 Jets RC Club are again sponsoring the remote control jet rally.  There will be approximately 30 contestants and 50 aircrafts from all over the United States at this event, including scale models of military jets and high performance sport jets.

The rally may be accessed along US Route 66 South. Turn West at Airport Trail, which is the road immediately south of the airport entrance. Look for signs.

More information may be found online at http://airport.litchfieldil.com/.

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