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Fly, fly, fly away for a happier Christmas
by Chuck Thompson
Nov 14, 2013 | 2359 views | 0 0 comments | 221 221 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A pilot prepares his plane for flight (inset above), then sends it soaring (right) at a previous air show hosted by the Dixie Aeromasters at Commissioner Field in Gray.
A pilot prepares his plane for flight (inset above), then sends it soaring (right) at a previous air show hosted by the Dixie Aeromasters at Commissioner Field in Gray.
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The Dixie Aeromasters will be putting on a show and having a good time Saturday, all for a good cause.

The radio control club will host its sixth annual Toys for Tots Fly-In at Commissioner Field on Overland Way in Gray. That’s the site of the old Jones County landfill.

Wayne Stevenson said between 30 to 60 pilots are expected to attend with anywhere from 60 to 200 scale model propeller planes, jets, helicopters and sky divers.

“We’ll have some of the largest radio control planes in the South at the event, including the absolute largest, Knight Hodges’ B-29,” he said. “People will get to see some great planes and super flying.”

The club teams with the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots to raise money to make Christmas a bit brighter for children. Admission is free to the show, but those attending are encouraged to bring donations of money or toys.

“The Marines really prefer money, because they have deals with manufacturers to where they can buy toys for about a third of the cost in stores, so that way they can obtain more toys,” Stevenson said. “But we’ll also have toy boxes available if people would rather bring toys.

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