Miniature aircraft show at Castle May 26-29; free admission

The International Miniature Aircraft Association MAA District 10 West Coast Mini-Fest 2011 will be held May 26-29 at Castle Airport.

The event will bring more than 100 model aircraft pilots and more than 200 aircraft from several states. Castle Airport is considered to be a premier flying site, the group said in a news relase.

The aircraft will be displayed and flown include military aircraft representing those flown in World Wars I and II, Korea and Vietnam. There are also usually aircraft representing the Golden Age of aviation, the 1920s and 1930s.

Flying will start at noon Thursday, May 26, and 9 a.m. each day afterwards, ending at 5 p.m.

The Mini-Fest is open to the public and admission is free with a $5 charge for auto parking. There will be food and drink vendors as well as model aircraft hobby vendors.

Enter the Castle Commerce Center (former Castle Air Force Base) at either Buhach or Wallace roads, make the first left onto Hospital Road, turn left when the road “Ts” and the entrance to the airfield parking site will be ¼-mile on the right.

For more information contact Scott Malta, president of Central California Model Flyers, the host club, at scottmalta@sbcglobal.net or (209) 617-5789.