Model aircraft competition at Thun Field this weekend

Pierce County’s Thun Field Airport will host the 29th annual Northwest Skyraiders Stunt-A-Thon model aircraft competition this weekend on Sat., June 12 and Sun., June 13. Spectators are admitted for free to watch as pilots perform stunts, precision aerobatics and skilled maneuvers with their aircraft.

The event runs Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with stunt competition and Navy carrier profiles on Saturday and aerobatics on Sunday. The aerobatics will progress through four skill classes during the day, starting with beginners and ending with expert flyers. Thun Field is located at 16715 Meridian E. in Puyallup.

Members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics or Model Aeronautics Association of Canada can register for the Stunt-A-Thon onsite at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. AMA membership is available at registration. All events are junior, senior and open class combined. The public is invited to watch any part of the two-day competition. More information is available at .