‘Jumbos’ Fill The Sky At Local Field

Fly-In Showcases Some Pretty Hefty Models

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Posted: June 22, 2013

Wayne Voyles (left) and Tyke Hale of Lynchburg watch their model jet zip past at nearly 160 mph during the fly-in. The model planes featured in the event are one-quarter to one-half the size of the full-scale aircraft they represent. (Photos by Jason Lenhart)
Virginia Beach pilot Frank Rega Sr. works on a competition ‘Ultimate’ aircraft he and his son Frank Jr. flew during the 29th annual Ray Gordon Memorial Jumbo Fly-In on Friday at the Valley R.C. Flying Club field.
A Eurofighter Typhoon, a replica European fighter jet, soars over the Valley R.C. Flying Club field on Friday during the 29th annual Ray Gordon Memorial Jumbo Fly-In.
Pilots Paul Schaffner (left) and Bob Donahue of Baltimore County, Md., prepare to land their Piper Tri-Pacer 1/3-scale model during the 29th annual Ray Gordon Memorial Jumbo Fly-In on Friday at the Valley R.C. Flying Club. Replica planes flew throughout the day, ranging from single-propeller planes to military jet replicas.
Veteran pilot Tyke Hale of Lynchburg works on parts from one of his RC planes on Friday during the 29th annual Ray Gordon Memorial Jumbo Fly-In at the Valley R.C. Flying Club.
Miniature-plane enthusiasts get a chance to check out the models up close on Friday during lunch break at the Ray Gordon Memorial Jumbo Fly-In at the Valley R.C. Flying Club.
HARRISONBURG — As 10-year-old Dylan Britsch waited for another model airplane to rise against a perfect blue-and-white backdrop Friday, he looked a little surprised.

“I thought they would be...


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