An aerial event geared to interests of people of all ages planned for this weekend will benefit a local veterans organization.
The Shreveport Area Radio Kontrol Society’s annual Scale Model and Warbird Flyin will be held Aug. 12-13 at Northridge Air Park, eight miles north of I-220 on U.S. Highway 71.
The event this year will benefit Woody’s Home for Veterans, a local non-profit that provides living accommodations and services for veterans with mental health challenges and other issues. Its homes and offices are in the 400 block of Jordan Street in Shreveport’s Highland neighborhood.
SHARKS, as the group is called, consists of hobbyists and modelers who like to make big radio-controlled airplanes and fly them for fun and to showcase specific types of airplanes and compete for prizes.
Admission is free for spectators, though contributions for Woody’s Home will be accepted. Concessions will be sold on site. The main source of funds for the benefit will be a $25 landing fee paid by pilots. The fee includes a dinner to be staged for pilots taking part in the event.