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Andy Atkinson / Mail TribunePilots will fly planes at Eagle Point’s Agate Skyways during Saturday’s Rogue Eagles RC Air Show.

Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune At the Rogue Eagles RC Air Show on Saturday, an RC plane piloted by Scott Hudson will land on the runway of Eagle Point’s Agate Skyway.

Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune Snoopy prepares for flight at Eagle Point’s Agate Skyways during Saturday’s Rogue Eagles RC Air Show.

Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune A two-stage rocket launches at Eagle Point’s Agate Skyways at the Rogue Eagles RC Air Show on Saturday.

Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneJeremy Hewitt will fly the helicopter at Eagle Point’s Agate Skyways during Saturday’s Rogue Eagles RC Air Show.

Andy Atknson/Mail TribuneJohn Gaines lands a plane at Eagle Point’s Agate Skyways at the Rogue Eagles RC Air Show on Saturday.

Andy Atkinson/Mail Tribune John Gaines walking the plane off the runway at Agate Skyways in Eagle Point at the Rogue Eagles RC Air Show on Saturday.

The Rogue Eagles RC Club will host its first remote-controlled air show since the pandemic.Proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network

EAGLE POINT — While its members are humble about their skills, the Rogue Eagles RC Club put on quite the show on Saturday at Agate Skyways for members of the public.

A rendition of Ray Charles’ “America the Beautiful” began with a red, white and blue remote-controlled airplane spinning and flying vigorously against a clear sky. Then, to circus music, a yellow-winged plane with a pink underbelly performed synchronous acrobatics (even though there was one collision with him). And in Foo Fighters’ “Learn to Fly,” a remote-controlled helicopter flew.

For Eagle Pointer Brian Bowman, who once flew the same plane and teaches his grandchildren about flying, the air show was more than just fun. had a very good time. “

“I feel like a kid again,” Bowman said.

This was the first day of the Air Show, an annual event hosted by the Rogue Eagles with the aim of benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network, a division of the Asante Foundation.

The Children’s Miracle Network, which serves women and children at the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, has so far generated more than $25,000 in revenue from the 11th year air show.

Dejirae Myers, Communications and Marketing Manager, Asante Foundation, said:

Rogue Eagles spokesman Rob Merriman admits it’s difficult to pick one community organization that can benefit from the air show. Historically, the Children’s Miracle Network was the recipient.

“We like the fact that it is very local. It also tells the story of what the Children’s Miracle Network can do to help families who are clearly in great danger at that time. I really like it,” said Merriman.

He then mentioned the expansion of the hospital, which will allow Asante to gather all women’s and children’s services under one roof.

“Now with the additions they’re making to the complex, they’re … really committed to helping families who are dealing with pretty heavy stuff. We stand by that,” Merriman said. rice field.

Turning to air shows, Merriman called it a “long tradition” that brings together generations of families each year.

“I’m thrilled to finally be able to get the show back on track after a four-year layoff due to both COVID-19 and the smoke from the wildfires,” he said. It’s an opportunity to show off your skills with the wide variety of aircraft that we represent.I think people will be pleasantly surprised by the sophistication of the models we have.There’s something for everyone.”

He then mentioned a summer camp the club held earlier this year to teach kids how to fly remote-controlled planes. Adults can try it too — all under the Air Show 2022 theme “Time to Fly.”

“I think the intention is for people to know that if they’re interested, they can make it available,” Merriman said.

14-year-old Matthew Wilson was one of many young people interested in flying remote-controlled planes who attended Saturday’s air show. He happily accepted the Styrofoam plane he won in the raffle.

“I think this will fly a whole lot better than the paper plates I made,” says Wilson, whose goal is to get a remote-controlled plane after trying his hand at Rogue Eagles summer camp. Told.

“It was better than I expected and I really expected it,” he said.

Tony Hess is trying to get 6-year-olds interested in remote-controlled planes.

“I’ve always enjoyed it. ‘Top Gun’ was a big thing for me, so I watched it as a kid, got into rockets, and then — when I could afford — remote-controlled planes.” I boarded the ,” said Hess. “He’s into it now, too.”

Max Hess told the newspaper that remote control is because it “looks like a lot of fun, not too hard, not too easy.”

Unlike the Hess family, Cynthia Jones and her son Cooper Freeman have never flown an unmanned aerial vehicle and have come to play at air shows.

“I love it. I’m so happy to have the opportunity to come see this production,” Jones said. “They are really fun to watch. I think it probably takes a lot of skill to do what they do.”

Freeman thinks it’s “pretty cool” for Rogue Eagle to be able to fly this kind of plane, which goes against his expectations.

“There are a lot of things that I haven’t seen outside of war movies and CGI,” says Freeman. “It was cool to see the helicopters fly up and down.”

Jones was unaware that the Rogue Eagles allowed her and other civilians to actually fly remote-controlled planes.

“I’ll have to think about it, but maybe (I’ll try),” she said.

Admission to the Sunday show at 888 E. Antelope Road, Agate Skyways, from 11am to 2pm is $5 for adults and $10 per car for one or more adults. Admission for children is free and parking is free. Proceeds will be donated back to the Children’s Miracle Network.

Kona-Ice sells snacks on Saturdays and Toasted Cheese sells groceries on Sundays. A raffle will be held on both days.

See for directions and more information.

Please contact reporter Kevin Opsahl at 541-776-4476 or Follow him on Twitter @KevJourno.