DERRY — The weather was great this weekend for the fifth annual New England RC Airplane Fly-In. The event was originally scheduled for June, but rain postponed it. The delay paid off — for pilots, spectators and Sonshine Soup Kitchen.
The air show was held at the N.H. Flying Tigers air field on B Street. It featured a variety of aircraft, including helicopters, gliders, aerobatic planes and scale models.
Members of the public could try their hand at flying a radio control airplane and watch experts in action.
Fly-ins ran Saturday and Sunday.
The Fly-in supported the Sonshine Soup Kitchen in Derry. Spectators were asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate for admission.
Experts from area flying clubs will be on hand to answer any questions and offer information on the latest technology in radio control aircraft.
Call for information at 437-2847 or visit nhflyingtigers.com.
Paul Lockwood of the Flying Tigers said they collected approximately 500 pounds of food at the event. That’s about two big storage containers overflowing, he said.
People also donated $162 in cash to support Sonshine Soup Kitchen.