Route 66 Jet Rally coming to Litchfield Sept. 7-9
of remote-control jets flying up to 200 mph
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[August 15, 2012]
LITCHFIELD -- More than 50 pilots of
high-powered remote-control jets will converge on Litchfield
Municipal Airport on Route 66 with 60 of their aircraft for a
dramatic exhibition of flying skills and aerial demonstrations Sept.
7-9. The seventh annual Route 66 Jet Rally is free and open to the
The aircraft represent true scale models of military jets or
high-performance sport jet aircraft. Powered by real miniature jet
engines, these aircraft can fly up to 200 mph and range in price
from $6,000 to more than $40,000.
The demonstrations and
competition will take place from 9 a.m. to sunset Sept. 7 and 8 and
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9.
Parking and admission are free, and bleacher seating will be
The event is sponsored by the Litchfield Airport Authority and
the Route 66 RC Jets Club.
Litchfield is a popular destination for travelers exploring Route
66. Three miles of the original Mother Road pass through Litchfield,
including two separate alignments built during different eras of the
famous American highway's history. The Ariston Café and the Sky View
Drive-In, both members of the Route 66 Hall of Fame, continue to
operate today, giving Litchfield visitors a true taste of the bygone
era of American tourism found on Route 66.
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Located midway between Springfield and the St. Louis metropolitan
area, Litchfield is a growing tourist destination for travelers on
Interstate 55. Long known for its location and rich place in Route
66 history, today Litchfield boasts a 1,400-acre public recreational
lake, a historically preserved downtown area, Route 66 icons, nearby
golf courses and wineries, antique shopping, camping, picnicking,
biking, and horseback riding.
Learn more about this event and the city of Litchfield by
www.visitlitchfield.com or by calling 866-733-5833.
[Text from file received from Litchfield Tourism]