The Villard Trophy in black and white, as it appeared in the July 5, 1915 issue of Aerial Age Weekly.

Fantasy Free Flight 1915

Have you ever wanted to have a “fantasy football experience” for modeling?  Now’s your chance!  It is #FantasyFreeFlight!  How does this work, you’re asking?  And, maybe, why now?

FantasyFreeFlight-Logo1One hundred years ago this year, 18 model airplane clubs competed in the three events that made up the 1915 National Model Aeroplane Competition, hoping to win the Henry S. Villard Trophy. We’re bringing this competition into the 21st century to celebrate its centennial.

After extensive research in Aerial Age Weekly, we’re going to be giving you the names and results of actual modelers who competed in the contest in 1915, allowing you to see if you can build a fantasy club worthy of taking home the Villard Trophy.

These fine gentlemen are Dwight Bourn, Hamer Smith, and Berkley Hunter, all of whom were part of a club that competed in the 1915 National Model Aeroplane Competition. And now they can compete for you. Announcing ‪#‎FantasyFreeFlight‬!‬‬‬‬
These fine gentlemen are Dwight Bourn, Hamer Smith, and Berkley Hunter, all of whom were part of a club that competed in the 1915 National Model Aeroplane Competition. And now they can compete for you. Announcing ‪#‎FantasyFreeFlight‬!‬‬‬‬

Follow the links below for more information on the fantasy contest structure and schedule, as well as the original structure of the 1915 National Model Aeroplane Competition.  The links to the competitors and results will all be listed here as they are released.

Learn more here:

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1st Event: Hand-Launched Distance

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2nd Event: Hydro-Launched Duration

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3rd Event: Rise-off-Ground Duration

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Winners!

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Just for fun:
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