First-ever Jet show to be held next month

BALDWIN — A radio-controlled jet show will make its way to Baldwin for the first time ever next month.

The West Michigan Jet Rally will be held from June 13 through 15 at the Baldwin Municipal Airport. The rally, organized by the Lake County Modelers and Flyers Association, hopes to attract participants and spectators as the first of its kind in this area, and also to attract customers to local businesses.

“This is the first jet really in western Michigan, and the very first time we’ve ever held a turbine type event in northern Michigan,” said LCMFA President Len Todd. “We are trying to get something going for the businesses here during June, from a village perspective, so it was all kind of a joint thing that all came together.”

The rally will feature RC jets that can reach speeds between 150 and 200 miles per hour.

Participants in the rally will being setting up on June 13, and flying will take place between 1 and 5 p.m. June 14 will be the main day for spectators to watch the jets — flying will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On June 15, flying will take place into the early afternoon. The event is free to spectators.

A radio-controlled car track also will be operational and cars will be on hand to drive.

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