Hundreds of people attended last year’s Largest Little Airshow. (Black Press Media file photo)

Model airshow swoops into Central Saanich

Largest Little Airshow takes to the skies on Aug. 10 and 11

Michell Airfield in Central Saanich again plays host to Victoria Modellers’ Largest Little Airshow this weekend.

Spanning Aug. 10 and 11, between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., the show promises remote controlled aircraft engaged in aerobatics, mock dog fights and planes built to knock each other out of the sky.

ALSO READ: Sasquatch sighted in Sidney

The annual event is the club’s way of putting on a show for the community and saying thank you to the farmers who allow the club to use their fields. In the past, the event has attracted hundreds of people, eager to see a range of remote controlled aircraft, including biplanes and World War Two models. Some of the models are two metres long and cost thousands of dollars to make.

With such impressive machines, it is perhaps little surprise that the pilots are mostly highly experienced and include some rated as world-class.

In the spirit of giving back, the air show has generated more than $314,000 for local charities. This year, 100 per cent of the proceeds raised will be donated to CFAX Santas Anonymous.

ALSO READ: Women and girls offered free day trip on navy warship

The club usually flies on Sundays and welcomes spectators. After the Largest Little Airshow, some of its members will take part in the BC Precision Aerobatics Championships in September.

For more information visit vrcms.asyuler.com.



nick.murray@peninsulanewsreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Thousands show for 40th GoodLife Marathon in downtown Victoria

New records, first-time runners, and stories of resilience

Mother of alleged hit-and-run victim hopes municipalities will work together to improve crosswalk

Young woman injured, dog killed when struck by driver on marked crosswalk at Foul Bay Road

Here comes the rain: Victoria can expect post Thanksgiving showers all week

Mild, rainy weather expected from Tuesday to Saturday

Opponents of Elizabeth May criticize her push to scrap temporary foreign worker program

May has proposed to scrap the federal program which supplies local business with temporary workers

Victoria woman uses loss to raise awareness of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

City of Victoria to recognize Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day Oct. 15

VIDEO: Greater Victoria, here’s the news you missed this weekend

Dog killed in alleged hit and run, Goodlife Marathon takes over city and more

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

‘Wham-bam out the door’: Surrey man’s front yard left ruined by scamming landscaper

Resident warns neighbours to be careful of door-to-door salesmen

Most Read