Join us this year for our annual outdoor fly-in! This year will be a little different in that there will be a $5 landing fee each day for pilots. All types of aircraft are welcome (electric, nitro & gas, quads, helicopters, gliders, large scale, etc.) In addition to our raffle, we will be having some skill games each day from 11am to 1pm. Below is our tentative schedule of events and more pilot information below.
9:00am- Field open, pilot check-in, Safety briefing (mandatory for all pilots)
9:00am- 11am Open Flying
11:00am- Get on Target Contest
11:45am- Timed Glide Contest
12:15pm- 100 Yard Dash Contest
1pm-5pm- Open Flying
5pm- Fly-In closes, however, pilots can still fly until dusk.AAA
Sunday, October 13th
9:00am- Field open, new pilot check-in & Safety briefing 9:00am- 11am Open Flying 11:00am- Get on Target Contest 11:45am- Timed Glide Contest 12:15pm- 100 Yard Dash Contest 1pm- Raffle drawing
1:30pm-3pm- Open Flying 3pm- Fly-In closes, however, pilots can still fly until dusk.
Raffle tickets will be sold at the registration desk. Tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5, 13 for $10 & 30 for $20. You do not need to be present to win.
Special Information for Pilots
:30pm- Timed Glide Contest1pm-5pm- Open Flying
1) All pilots must have a current AMA membership and present their card at the registration desk when signing in.
2) Landing fee is $5 per day or $10 for the weekend.
3) This years safety briefing will be presented on the video screen next to the registration desk. All pilots must view this video prior to flying. If you have any questions, please contact the Contest Director (Jimmy Gaona).
4) Tables under the covered area are not reserved and are on a first come, first serve basis. Electricity is available for anyone who needs it, however, you will need to bring your own extension cords to plug into the outlets.
5) The field will be open Friday at 10am, October 11th for pilots to setup and test fly their aircraft. There is no landing fee for flying on Friday.
6) Descriptions of the games for Saturday & Sunday are listed below. There will be a sign-up sheet to participate in the games at the registration desk.
7) For any questions regarding this year's fly-in, please contact the Contest Director, Jimmy Gaona at 214-641-1143 or email at email@example.com.
Game Information (11am-1pm both days)
Get On Target (11am-11:45am both days)
There are two parts: one for planes with landing gear and one for planes without landing gear. Currently we have two target areas marked on the field. One on the grass and one on the runway. Each target area consists of 3 rings (10’, 30’ & 50’) and a center spot.Note:To make things interesting, there will be a $3 entry fee. Winner takes 2/3rd of the pot and second place takes 1/3rd of the pot.
Wheeled Airplanes:Aircraft are placed anywhere on the runway outside of the 50’ ring. The plane throttles up and rolls toward the target. The pilot must then cutoff the engine before entering the 50’ ring and coast towards the bullseye. The pilot whose plane is closest to the bullseye wins (measured by the nose of the aircraft). A pilot is disqualified if he does not shutoff the engine within the 50’ circle or accelerates within the 50’ circle.
Non-wheeled Airplanes:Aircraft are hand launched (an assistant is allowed) and must fly out beyond the end of the runway. The plane can approach the target from any angle. The plane then glides into the circled area. Once the plane touches the ground the engine must be turned off. The pilot whose plane is closest to the bullseye wins (measured by the nose of the aircraft). A pilot is disqualified if he does not shutoff the engine after touchdown.
Timed Glide Contest (11:45am-12:15pm both days)
There are two parts: one for planes with landing gear and one for planes without landing gear.The contest is for electric airplanes only and gliders are not allowed. Rules of the game: 1) Pilots have 30 seconds to takeoff and gain as much altitude as possible. a. Aircraft without landing gear can be hand launched by an assistant. 2) After 30 seconds, the pilots must throttle to zero. a. Aircraft will be checked prior to the launch to ensure the motor completely stops when throttled to zero. 3) Pilots are then timed until they throttle up. a. If the airplane touches the ground, it is disqualified! b. One referee will be the timer and watching the pilot’s radio to determine when he throttles down then powers up. c. The second referee will be watching the aircraft to ensure it does not touch the ground. 4) Winner is the pilot who can glide the longest without touching the ground!
100 yard Dash Contest (12:15pm-1:00pm both days)
There are two parts: one for planes with landing gear and one for planes without landing gear.The contest is for all airplanes. Quads & Helicopters are not allowed. Rules of the game: 1) The main body of the runway (70' wide area) is 330 feet long and will act as the 100 yard marker.. 2) Start lines will be marked where the runway extension meets the main body of the runway and 30 feet from the end of the
runway (in case the wind comes from the north). 3) Pilots place their planes behind the start line. Wheeled aircraft must be placed on the ground. Aircraft without landing gear
can be hand launched by an assistant. 4) A time official will be stationed at the finish line and give the start signal, after a 3 second countdown.
5) Winners are the pilots who cross the finish line with the fastest times!
a) Planes are disqualified if they cross the start line early.
b) Planes do not need to be over the runway when crossing the finish line.
AngeloRC Airfield is located at 4682 Arden Rd. between Mercedes and Hunters Glen Rd.