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On Sunday, June 8, 2014, the MARKS Club presented its annual, Public air show at MARKS Field in Salisbury, Maryland. It turned out to be picture perfect day with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low eighties with little wind. The spectators and club members estimated at 350-400 enjoyed a great show and had a great time with lots of good family fun. Again this year, the food was provided by Flannery's. They did a great job of keeping everyone supplied with good food and drinks throughout the afternoon.

The show kicked off with Debbie Reynolds singing The National Anthem.  After the anthem club emcee, Ray Carlson. led the spectators and Club members through a series of flight demonstrations to the delight of everyone. The demonstrations included WW I Planes, W II Planes, Bi Planes, powered and hand launched gliders, 3D exhibitions, and helicopter demonstrations. At one time, seven sport planes of various types were all in the air at once. As a result, the spectators got to witness an actual mid-air collision. Most these activities are shown in the pictures below. The show concluded with a limbo contest which again resulted is several smash ups.

Two highlight of the show were a banner plane pickup of the MARKS Club banner by club member Jeff McCarter when his plane snagged the banner on the first try and flew it around the field to the crowds applause. Also, the spectators seemed to especially to enjoy the limbo contest which resulted in several misses and crashes.

A parachute drop, candy drop, and hand held glider contest were provided for the younger children to participate in.  Also, a drawing for children's prizes was held throughout the day. Finally a 50/50 raffle was held at the end of the show.

After the official show, spectators were given a chance to try flying a club trainer on a buddy box with the aid of a club flight instructor. This is always a hit with the youngsters and hopefully gives them some incentive to join a club and learn to fly.

All-in-all, it was a great afternoon for the club members and the spectators. The club hopes that the exhibition will encourage area spectators to become interested in radio control model flying and model building. The clubs membership is open to all with such interest. it's a great hobby. If you are interested, go to the "JOIN US" page on this website.

MARKS CLUB MEMBERS PARTICIPATING IN ANNUAL AIR SHOW 2014

Show opened by the flying of MARKS Banner around field

Below are pictures of field area and static displays of the club's airplanes many of which were flown during the afternoon demonstrations

   

   

   

   

Below are some action shots taken during the show. Photos taken by chad Haller