Giant Scale Air Show in Palos Hills – by Jason Freeman

If you always dreamed of piloting an airplane but can’t stomach speeding miles above the earth, Joe Cherne suggests an intriguing alternative: remote-controlled model aircraft.

“It gives you an understanding of the aerodynamics of an aircraft, which are the same whether it’s a model or the real thing,” he said.


If anyone knows about real airplanes and their model counterparts, it’s Cherne.

He’s a former U.S. Navy pilot who started building and flying RC planes several years ago as a way to bond with his 28-year-old son, Adam.

“Not only that, I was approaching retirement age, so I wanted something to do with my time that I found interesting,” Cherne said.


This airplane was one of several RC models flown during 2011's Giant Scale Air Show. | Supplied photo


If you’re similarly interested in flying but aren’t comfortable leaving terra firma, check out the Palos R/C Flying Club’s Giant Scale Air Show, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 2 at Morrill Meadow Flying Field, 107th Street and LaGrange Road, Palos Hills.

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  1. I am interested in attending this airplane show for the first time. How aften is the show current aired and what time?

  2. I have several planes then my husband built for sale he passed away two years ago and I don’t know what to dowith these planes maybe someone would be interested in purchasing them

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