|
|
|
MailTribune.com
  • A 'warbirds' weekend: Small-scale fighters will take to the air

    Radio control club will demonstrate small-scale vintage fighters near Agate Lake
  • Combat aircraft from days gone by will sprint and pirouette through the skies near Agate Reservoir this weekend, though their pilots will never leave the safety of the ground.
    • email print
      Comment
    • If you go
      What: Rogue Eagles Radio Control Airplane Club "warbirds" demonstration
      Where: Agate Skyways, off East Antelope Road near Agate Reservoir
      When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 19 a...
      » Read more
      X
      If you go
      What: Rogue Eagles Radio Control Airplane Club "warbirds" demonstration

      Where: Agate Skyways, off East Antelope Road near Agate Reservoir

      When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20

      Cost: Free; donations accepted
  • Combat aircraft from days gone by will sprint and pirouette through the skies near Agate Reservoir this weekend, though their pilots will never leave the safety of the ground.
    The Rogue Eagles Radio Control Airplane Club will host the two-day "warbirds" display and demonstration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, at the Agate Skyways facility off East Antelope Road.
    Club spokesman Larry Cogdell says he anticipates between 30 and 50 vintage fighter planes will show up, with pilots traveling from across the Northern California-Southern Oregon region. Small-scale classic aircraft such as World War I biplanes, P-51 Mustangs and P-38 Lightnings of World War II, and the dagger-shaped F-4 Phantom of the Vietnam era could all be present.
    "This'll be a well-attended event," Cogdell says, adding at least one or two modern jets will be in attendance. "I hope to have my F-18 up there."
    All planes will be on display on the ground for attendees to view before takeoff. After that, it's open flight time, with craft powered either by gas or batteries. Wing spans on some planes reach up to 12 feet. Some will crank through the air at close to 200 mph.
    "Some of these are 22 horsepower," Cogdell says. "I mean, we're talking big stuff."
    All aircraft will take off from Agate Skyways' new 600-foot runway.
    To get to the event, take Highway 62 and turn onto Highway 140. Drive about 31/2; miles to East Antelope Road, turn right and drive one mile, passing the Stone Ridge Golf Course, then turn right into the Agate Skyways entrance. Visit www.rogue-eagles.org for more information.
    Reach reporter Ryan Pfeil at 541-776-4468 or rpfeil@mailtribune.com. Follow him at www.twitter.com/ryanpfeil.
Reader Reaction

      calendar