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August 15, 2015

National Model Aviation Day

One hundred years ago this year, 18 model airplane clubs competed in the three events that comprised the 1915 National Model Aeroplane Competition, with hopes of winning the Henry S. Villard Trophy. The Academy of Model Aeronautics has plans to reenact this event and celebrate its centennial.

Participants will have the opportunity to build a Free Flight fantasy club worthy of taking home the Villard Trophy. After extensive research in Aerial Age Weekly, AMA has been able to provide the names and results of the modelers who competed in the original contest in 1915.

AMA will post the competitors who competed in each of the three events in the online competition weekly, and participants will choose four of the competitors to join their fantasy club. Each competitor will win points based on how well he or she places in the reenacted 1915 contest. The total of all the points is the fantasy score for that particular contest.

The competitors and scorecards for the first event, Hand Launched Distance, were posted on July 16, 2015, and the information will be updated weekly.

Click here to get started. Don’t forget to share your fantasy club on social media by using the hashtag #FantasyFreeFlight.

 

Start: August 15, 2015 8:00 AM
End: August 15, 2015 5:00 PM

August 5, 2015 – August 9, 2015

IRCHA Jamboree

Held at the AMA national flying site in Muncie, Indiana this is the largest RC heli event in the U.S.! You’ll see all types and sizes of helicopters, from micro 3D aerobats to giant scale machines, multi-rotors and more. For more information, go to www.ircha.org.

Start: August 5, 2015
End: August 9, 2015

July 31, 2015 – August 2, 2015

Long Island Skyhawks’ WW I Dawn Patrol

The best WW1 competition event in the tri-state area! Hosted by the Long Island Skyhawks at the club’s flying field, this event is for IMAA giant scale Pre-1919 RC aeroplanes.

Pilot fee $25 which includes Pilot Raffle, Saturday evening BBQ and award presentations at the field.

Events include: Best Bomb Drop, Spot Landing, Balloon Bust

Awards for: Best Central Powers Monoplane, and Multi-wing, Best Allied Monop,ane and Multi-Wing and Pilot’s Choice

Registration opens at 8:00AM Friday AMA card required, all IMAA rules apply.

ContactL Mike Gross Sr., at: mgross31@aol.com

Limited camping.

Directions: Take LI Expressway 495 E to exit 70. Gop south on CR 111, to exit for CR51. Go north about 1/4 mile to flying field entrance on right.

Start: July 31, 2015 8:00 AM
End: August 2, 2015 5:00 PM
Venue: WW1 Dawn Patrol
Address:
Long Island, United States

July 8, 2015 – July 12, 2015

Warbirds over Delaware

Warbirds Over Delaware will be held July 8 – 12, 2015 (Wednesday through Saturday)! Warbirds Over Delaware is an AMA and IMAA scale event.  All pilots must have a valid AMA and IMAA membership.

A pilot landing fee  of $35 (Overnight RV campers will pay a reduced rate) will be charged. This fee will cover your vehicle State Park entrance fee, provide a ticket in the pilots-only raffle, and the pilot’s  ticket for the expanded Saturday evening BBQ. All fees will be collected after arrival. There is no pre-payment.

Special spectator area will be available that provides unobstructed view of pilots, runway and fly-over areas. Pit passes will be available for purchase that will allow spectators to gain access to static display areas. Food will be provided by the Boy Scouts Troop 30. Half-time show starts at 12:00 Noon each day.

Spectator parking will be available both Friday and Saturday at the Lums Pond State Park Campground off of Route 71, one mile  north of Route 896. State Park entrance fees of $3.00 for Delaware registered vehicles and $6.00 for out-of-state vehicles apply. Buses will transport spectators from the Campground to the R/C flying field starting at 9:00AM through 3:30PM

Start: July 8, 2015 8:00 AM
End: July 12, 2015 5:00 PM
Venue: Warbirds over Delaware

June 12, 2015 – June 14, 2015

Futaba XFC: Extreme Flight Championships

Watch the best RC aerobatic plane and helicopter pilots battle it out, flying routines choreographed to music! Special events like the night-flying competition make this event a must-see!

For more information, go to http://xfc-rc.com/

Start: June 12, 2015 10:00 AM
End: June 14, 2015 3:00 PM
Venue: AMA Headquarters
Address:
Muncie, IN, United States

March 7, 2015

New York Drone Film Festival

New York City Drone Film Festival is the world’s first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinematography.  The festival provides a platform for aerial filmmakers to showcase their work (shot anywhere in the world), emphasizing innovative flight technique, aesthetic beauty, and more.  Director, landscape photographer, and aerial cinematographer Randy Scott Slavin founded the festival in 2014 with a desire to change the perceptions of drones. “I’m tired of drones being synonymous with questionable legality and FAA regulation. I want to celebrate the art of aerial cinematography”

For more information, go to http://nycdronefilmfestival.com/

Start: March 7, 2015 8:00 AM
End: March 7, 2015 5:00 PM
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
New York, NY, United States

May 1, 2014 – May 4, 2014

Top Gun Scale Invitational

Located at Paradise Field near Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, this scale competition draw contestants from all across the country and from around the world. Sponsored by Model Airplane News and ZAP Glue, this year’s event is the 26th annual  gathering and for the first time this year there is a new paved runway on the field.

Categories include

Masters Class

Expert Class

Team Scale

Pro  Propeller

Pro Jet

Pro AM Sportsman

Unlimited Class

 

Start: May 1, 2014 8:00 AM
End: May 4, 2014 5:00 PM
Venue: Top Gun Scale Invitational
Address:
Lakeland, FL, United States

April 7, 2014 – April 13, 2014

Southeast Electric Flight Festival (SEFF) Week

The Fayette Flyers of Georgia are pleased to announce America’s premier electric flight festival, SEFF. Our host field will once again be at Mac Hodges field in Americus GA, which features a flat green 1,700ft bermuda grass runway with clear open skies! Pit area and parking are abundant for all.

You should expect to see all aspects of radio controlled electric flight; RC sport planes, hotliners, parkflyers, 3D, giant scale, slow flyers, RC gliders, pylon racers, ducted fan jets, RC helicopters, scale, F5B, etc.

Southeast Electric Flight Festival (SEFF) is primarily for open flying, with some planned special events. On Friday and Saturday there will be flying demonstrations (Noon Demos) by accomplished electric flight enthusiasts, sponsors and show teams. The Staff wil be crusing the flightline looking for unique aircraft representing the non-commercial pilots to participate in the noon demos.  Vendors will also be exhibiting their products, conducting demo flights and releasing new models

For more information check out their website: www.seffweek.com

Start: April 7, 2014
End: April 13, 2014
Venue: Mac Hodges Fiels
Address:
Americus

April 4, 2014 – April 6, 2014

Weak Signals Toledo Expo

This is the premier show for RC plane and static competition, if you’re into RC Planes then you need to be at this show. We will be there.

For more information check out their website:  http://www.toledoshow.com

Start: April 4, 2014
End: April 6, 2014
Venue: Seagate Center
Address:
401 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo, OH, United States
Cost: 10.00

March 22, 2014 – March 23, 2014

Second Annual Multirotor Challenge

The Multirotor Challenge is designed to bring together modelers from all over the country and provide an opportunity to share technology, show off their aircraft, and earn the bragging rights from winning one of the many organized contest events.

Pilots will participate in a series of challenges:

    • Lifting Competition

 

    • Pylon Racing Competition

 

    • Obstacle Course Competition

 

    • Autonomous Spot Landing Competition

 

    • Vendor Demos

 

    • Free-Flying and Aerobatics
    For more information check out their website: http: www.innov8tivedesigns.com/MR/
Start: March 22, 2014
End: March 23, 2014
Venue: Palomar Flyers Field
Address:
Fallbrook, United States

March 5, 2014 – March 8, 2014

Florida Jets

Four days + 300 jets + 8 flightlines = nonstop afterburner action!

For more information check out their website: www.franktiano.com/FljetsFrameset.htm

Start: March 5, 2014
End: March 8, 2014
Venue: Paradise Field at Lakeland Linder Airport
Address:
West Pipkin Road, Lakeland, FL, , United States
Cost: 10.00

February 21, 2014 – February 23, 2014

The Wram Show

WRAM Show, the largest radio-controlled model exhibition on the east coast, will hold its annual event at the Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadow, Secaucus, NJ, Feb. 21-23, 2014. It features a wide array of competition-based static model displays, manufacturers’ exhibits, seminars, a racetrack and boat pond, model-flying demonstrations, youth events and much more. News Peg: Growing enthusiasm for remote-controlled planes (drones), cars and boats in a slow-growth economy. Great visuals for news photos and TV. The Westchester Radio Aero Modelers (WRAM) sponsors the Show. More information is available on the WRAM website at www.WRAM.org.

Start: February 21, 2014
End: February 23, 2014
Venue: Meadowlands Exposition Center
Address:
Scaucus, New Jersey

February 15, 2014 – February 16, 2014

E-fest Hosted by Hobbico

Open flying, Helicopter, scale and micro flyers, 3D airplane , Jets, flyzone air race and scale flying, along with 3D airplanes.  this a fun event

For more information check out their website: www.hobbico-efest.com

Start: February 15, 2014
End: February 16, 2014
Venue: University of Illinois track and field armory
Address:
Champaign, Illinois

January 24, 2014 – January 26, 2014

Blue Max

Another great event the editors of Model Airplane News will be covering

Start: January 24, 2014
End: January 26, 2014
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