AMA District VI News December 2023

We have endured another trip around the sun. It is the time of year to celebrate with friends and family. Celebrate responsibly, and remember the real reason for the season! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your families.

Mike Morton reported for the Henderson Radio Control Model Airplane Club in Henderson County, Kentucky:

This was our first fall event at the new flying field at the Sandy Lee Watkins Park. We have 500 feet of paved and grass runways, pilot stations, aircraft tables, and a clearly visible flightline. We had 36 pilots from five different states register for the three-day event. We had three great days of flying weather.

We had electrics of all sizes: glow-powered models, gas-powered models, and even one kerosene-drinking, fire-breathing jet turbine. There were sport airplanes, Scale aircraft, strange models (a flying witch), vertical takeoff-aircraft, and three model parachutists. We plan to do another fall fly-in during the second weekend of September 2024.


John Chorak reported for the Streator R/C Flyers in Streator, Illinois:

We hosted our 14th annual Fall Scramble Warbirds & Classics event September 14-16. Sixtysix pilots attended, traveling from Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Minnesota, Texas, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Awards were given for Pilots’ Choice Best in Show, Best World War I, Best World War II, Best Modern Military, Best Jet, and Best Civilian aircraft. All enjoyed great weather and spirited flying.


Jeff Thomas reported for the Indianapolis RC Modelers Club:

On September 16, the Indianapolis RC Modelers Club held its last AMA open event of the year, the All-Electric Fly-In, Fun Fly, and Swap Meet. This was the third year for this event and it was the largest to date. We had 42 registered pilots and many visitors. We counted 124 flyable airplanes on-site (not counting the swap meet airplanes) and 16 pilots who participated in the fun-fly, a randomly drawn team relay event, and the separate EDF jet and propeller airplane individual landing zone competitions.


A record number of cheeseburger lunches were sold! Best of Show was Damon Atwood, Best Aerobatic Routine was Rob Meinzer, the Top Jet Pilot was Jeff Thomas, and Top Prop Pilot was Jack Satterfield. The winning Relay Team trophies went to Rob Edwards, Cal Orr, Kevin Belinski, and Jeff Thomas. In 2024, this will no longer be an all-electric event and we have already identified other improvements to make our fall event even more fun.

Curtis Adams reported on the Kentucky Fall Classic Fly-In 2023:


Forty-three pilots attended the 19th annual Kentucky Fall Classic. We had a great three days of flying. Put us on your calendar for the second weekend of September 2024.

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