Monday, February 25, 2019

RC Air Show

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Yuma Aeromodelers RC Air Show

Saturday Feb 23rd,2019, we attended this air show along with Rob, Pat and Ken. It was a perfect day for RC flying, clear blue skies with a slight breeze.
Sign at the Highway 95 and Rifle Range Rd.

Aerial view of the field looking northwest. Notice the flying stations on both sides of the field, morning and afternoon flying.


  Different from events back home, as this was an air show, not a fun fly or competition that I am use to attending. Starting at 10 a.m. thru to about 1:30 p.m., the club put on an excellent flying and static display of various aircraft. From Styrofoam, ARF and built kits of planes, drones and helicopters.



Jets flying at speeds of 200 mph.

The club field is located north of Yuma, just off Highway 95, out in the desert. With a paved runway and flying from either side of the field, depending on the time of day so you are not flying into the sun. You can learn more about the club HERE.

Helicopter

Drone taking pic/video of the event

Foam ARF kit, electric power

Most of these are scale models of the real one, up to 50% scale.

3D flying, ( like a dance is the best I can explain what ti is )

They started the day with the Civil Air Patrol Cadets color party and the playing of both the American and Canadian National Anthems. The local High School was there selling food and drinks to raise funds for school trips. The 47 registered pilots put on a great flying and static displays with only one mishap. After the flying demonstrations, the aircraft were lined up on the runway for you to go out and see, take pictures of and talk to the pilots. After that was open flying for those who wanted to.
War Birds This is a F4U Corsair




A T33 Lightning


I should mention that this event is held the third weekend of Feb, with a night flying event on Friday night, which Rob and I did attend, the Saturday air show and a swap meet and open flying on the Sunday. There is a $5.00 fee by the car load to watch the Air Show on Saturday, which the club will put towards repaving the runway.

Para Sailer

Civilian aircraft, Stinson Reliant SR9

All in all a great event, while worth attending. Looking forward to next year.


18 comments:

  1. Looks like a Fun Event that would truly be fun for not only those in the Hobby but others as well. Nice Pictures.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Thanks, it was a fun event and perfect day for it.

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  2. Those are fun events have been to a few and love the jets and the 3D flying Nice that you got to enjoy it there and your plane next year.

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    1. The jets and 3D flying are something to see, yes hope to have at least one of my planes here next year.

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  3. So many planes...so little time to fly them all. That Stinson looks familiar.

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    1. So true, when there is that many pilots, it is hard to get time in the air. Yes the Stinson is the same as mine.

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  4. Beautiful photos Bill. The model planes looked absolutely real and I mean not like small models. So much precision and details that go with them and I bet skills of flying them too.

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    1. Thank you, yes the guys that can do really fantastic jobs on scale models, make them look so real and they usually have great flying skills.

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  5. Love the photos! I'm sure you all had an excellent time. I'm looking forward to seeing your involvement next year. I've attended a few afternoons in Foley,AL a couple of years ago it was so interesting and educational to watch. It's amazing how skilled you folks are when it comes to flying these machines. Always fun to watch.

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    1. Thanks Deb, we did have an excellent time. I hope to fly at this field next winter, but not at this event. I am not as skilled as these guys are but do alright. I am looking forward to bringing one or two planes with me next winter, which is something I have not done.

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  6. It's just amazing to me that you guys actually BUILD those planes and they fly just like the real thing. Fascinating to watch!!

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    1. Unfortunately, the art of building from kits or scratch building is dying. With the development of ARF kits (almost ready to fly )many guys by them, less time to get them in the air. I still like to build, like my Stinson and the next kit that I bought.

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  7. Looks like a great time at the show! Love your header picture! I hope you get to bring a plane or two would be fun to watch you fly!

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    1. Great time at the show for sure. The headed picture was from another fun day. Yes, I hope to bring one or two planes with me next year.

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  8. Wonderful pictures of the planes. Sounds like it was really a fun event to attend. Looking forward to seeing the plane or planes you bring next year. I would think there would be a lot of satisfaction in being able to say you built it. To bad it is a dying art.

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    1. Thanks, yes it was a fun event. I hope to bring two planes with me next year. I enjoy building even though it can be time consuming.

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