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Remote Control Airshow Goes On Despite Windy Weather
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A windy afternoon did not stop remote control planes from taking flight this afternoon in Iowa City. Today was the 21st Annual Aerohawks Radio Control Air Show. A free event as the planes filled the skies near the Iowa City landfill.
Each year the air show has seen a rising number of spectators. The Iowa City Aerohawks had about 60 pilots flying today. The planes ranged from World War I war birds to modern fighter jets. Although some of the larger remote control planes had trouble getting off the ground due to the high wind.
"This is the first time in twenty one years that we've actually had winds out of the east and our runways aren't necessarily set up for that. Normally we have winds coming out of the north and south and we can put on a nice show, out of the east complicates things a lot," Bill Kiesel, Secretary of the Iowa City Aerohawks said.
The Aero Hawks are an Iowa City-based club with about 80 members.
They work to promote and advance the art of radio control aircrafts.