Jet Rally in Litchfield Sept. 9-11

Jet Rally in Litchfield Sept. 9-11

Litchfield Airport Authority and the Route 66 Jets RC Club will sponsor a Remote Control Jet Rally Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday.

The rally will feature approximately 40 contestants and 60 aircraft from across the country, including scale models of military jets and high performance sport jets. The models use real miniature jet engines and cost between $7,000 and $40,000.

Admission for adults is $5 for a wristband that will allow access for any and all days of the event. Admission is free for children up to age 15. Parking is free. Food concessions will be available, or attendees can bring their own food and tailgate in the parking area. Limited bleacher seats will be available; attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, as well as cameras.

Access to the event will be along US Route 66 South near Litchfield. Turn west at Airport Trail, which is the road immediately south of the airport entrance, and look for signs.

For more information, visit www.litchfieldil.com/airport.