Sunday, June 5, 2016

Air show to benefit Kosair Children's Hospital

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- Pilots from all over the country are attending the annual Wings for Kids Air Show that benefits local kids and the community is invited to attend.

"We're going to have just about every kind of airplane out here this weekend that you can imagine. We're going to have everything from World War I to World War II to aerobatic planes to turbine jets," said event organizer Tim Evans. "We have a little bit of everything that you'll ever see in radio control plane flying out here this weekend."

According to Evans, the show began in 2000 as a fun fly. Over the years, it's continued to grow.

The River City Radio Controllers' show benefits the foundation for Kosair Children's Hospital. About $250,000 has been raised so far in total for health initiatives. About $116,000 has been for the transport team.

"Our transport team goes out and does about 2,000 trips a year to help children, bring them to our hospitals to provide services for them," said Traci Simonsen, a spokesperson for Kosair Children's Hospital.

The show is happening today until 3 p.m. at the Tom Sawyer State Park.

Organizers are accepting donations. Admission is $3 per person, $10 per car. If you can't attend but want to donate, click here.

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