After a 10-year break, the legendary Valley of the Giants RC air show will return to the Westport Airport in Westport, NY on July 2 & 3, 2011.
Hosted by Chapter #487 of the International Miniature Aircraft Association (IMAA) and the Champlain Valley Flyers (based in Crown Point, New York), this event will once again feature an amazing array of giant scale RC aircraft performing spectacular flights in the unparalleled setting of New York State’s Adirondack Mountains and beautiful Champlain Valley. Mark your calendars and make plans now to attend this important RC event!
Where: The Valley of the Giants is returning to its original location at the Westport Air Field, Westport, N.Y., on Routes 22A and 9N, approximately 2 miles south of the village of Westport. For those using a GPS the coordinates are: Lat: 44° 09′ 30.190′’, Lng: -73° 25′ 58.456′’, or Lat: 44.158386, Lng: -73.432904. The grass airstrip at the Westport Airport is 2600 feet long and 125 feet wide with plenty of air space for multiple pilots to fly at the same time.
When: The official dates of the event— for the public — are Saturday and Sunday, July 2 & 3, 2011. Pilots may arrive as early as 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 30, and stay as late as 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 4. (IMPORTANT: Please, no early birds before 12:00 noon on Thursday! Everyone must depart before 4:00 p.m. on Monday.)
Camping: Motor coaches, campers and tenters are welcome, however, camping is primitive. We will have portable toilets, but electrical hookups and dump facilities are not available. Commercial campgrounds are nearby. Check the Internet for the location of and details regarding commercial facilities.
Food: Lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner Saturday night for pilots and their families may be purchased onsite from our event caterer. Otherwise, the closest grocery store and restaurants are in Westport.
Pilot information: This is an IMAA sanctioned event. As such, pilots must present current IMAA membership cards. If you are not already an IMAA member, you may purchase an IMAA membership at the event. Aircraft: All aircraft must be in good working order and conform to IMAA standards (models must be quarter scale or larger, monoplanes must have a wingspan of over 80″ and biplanes must have a wingspan of at least 60″). Transmitters: Transmitters using the 72 mHz band must be surrendered to the impound table and given a frequency pin before their use. Please make sure these transmitters are turned OFF before arriving at the field. Transmitters using the 2.4 gigahertz band do not need to be impounded.
Safety: There will be a pilot’s meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Pilots should make every effort to attend these meetings to review safety rules and to be apprised of last minute announcements or schedule changes. Pilots are expected to adhere to the IMAA Safety Code without exception. By their participation, pilots — and not the event sponsors — accept full responsibility for ensuring the airworthiness of their own models and operation of their aircraft, whether on the ground or airborne.
Hours of Operation: Controlled operation of the flying field will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Please do not fly any planes before 9:00 a.m. on any day. Open flying is permitted at all other times.
Registration: Pilots are strongly encouraged to register in advance by mail. This will reduce congestion on the first day of the event. A registration/landing fee of $15 per pilot applies for registrations postmarked on or before June 15, 2011. A registration/landing fee of $20 per pilot will apply for walk-in registrations or registrations postmarked after June 15. Landing fees entitle pilots to participate in the event for their entire stay, beginning as early as Thursday, June 30 and lasting through July 4. Registration fees are non-refundable.
To register in advance by mail, send your name, mailing address, email address and phone number along with a check made payable to Champlain Valley Flyers in the amount of $15 to: Bruce Burgess, CVF Treasurer, 1394 Munger Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. Onsite registration will open at 12:00 noon on Friday, July 1, and remain open for the duration of the event.
For Additional Information: Watch our club website at www.cvf.amadistrictii.org for announcements. If you have questions about the event, please contact event coordinator Clarence Owen at (802) 363-9283, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your interest! We look forward to seeing you in July.