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Bob Ross and Jonathan Young discuss the landing gear on Ross’ AT-6. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

Bob Ross and Jonathan Young discuss the landing gear on Ross’ AT-6. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

During the Keizer Radio Controlled Association (KRCA) Memorial Day weekend airshow, all of the airborne pilots were made of plastic while the operators remained firmly planted on terra firma.

“This weekend is a chance for us to bring out all the radio controlled planes we don’t get to fly as often,” said Ron Hall, KRCA president. “Most of them are replicas of actual planes flown during World War II.”

For Doug Brown, it meant digging his replica Mitchell B-25 out of mothballs. While high winds kept it out of the sky, Brown eagerly shared his knowledge of the aircraft.


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