ROCKFORD, Ill. (CBS) — A model airplane club has stepped up to the plate to fill the breech left by the cancellation of the Rockford Airfest, after the Blue Angels halted their air show performances due to federal budget cuts.
WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports Rockford dropped plans for the Airfest, which had been scheduled for June 1, when the Blue Angels cancelled all of their 2013 performances.
Now, the Rock Valley R/C Flyers Club has decided it will put on its own air show on June 1 in a field west of Rockford.
“We’re not your typical little, tiny model airplanes that the normal person things of,” club member Jerry Ream said. “These are hauled out in covered trailers or vans.”