Wings for Kids flies high for good cause

(Source: Juvair Andrew/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Juvair Andrew/WAVE 3 News)
Twirling mini propellers at the Wings for Kids Air Show. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Twirling mini propellers at the Wings for Kids Air Show. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Giant radio-controlled airplanes took over the skies of E.P. Tom Sawyer Park for Wings for Kids Saturday morning.

The 18th-annual airshow featured aerobatic planes, Warbirds from World War I and World War II, turbine-powered jets and scale vintage planes.

Families enjoyed other activities, including a candy drop and flight simulators.

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The event coordinators and pilots said there was something in it for them, too.

"We feel an obligation to give back to the community. That's important to us, too," River City Radio Controllers pilot Tim Evans said.

All proceeds benefit the Norton Children's Hospital "Just for Kids" Transport team. This team transports sick newborns, kids and teens across multiple states, making about 2,000 trips by land and dozens by air each year.

"I mean, we have a great hobby, but why not mix that with something that benefits our whole community? We're thankful that with the state park system that we have in the United States, especially in Kentucky. But we're just happy to give a little bit back to the community in some way," Evans said.

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