Wichita group to compete in Newton aerobatic competition

09/06/2013 3:00 PM

09/06/2013 3:01 PM

A Wichita aerobatic group, the Air Capital Eagles, is taking part in a competition Saturday and Sunday at the Newton City/County Airport.

The public is invited to watch pilots perform loops, spins, stalls and other stunts. The event is free.

About 20 to 25 pilots and airplanes will participate in the event, said Newton airport manager Kevin Timmermeyer.

“Every year, the event has just gotten bigger,” Timmermeyer said.

The competition will help the group prepare for the 27th World Aerobatic Championships to be held Oct. 9 to 20 at North Texas Regional Airport/Perrin Field in Grayson County, Texas.

The Newton airport is located at 810 N. Oliver, Newton.

People who attend are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and to come through the main terminal and out on the ramp to view the competition, organizers say.

The competition began Friday. It continues Saturday and Sunday, running from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.

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