9:00am- Field open, pilot check-in, Safety briefing (see video below)
9:00am- 11am Open Flying
Fly-In Games 11am-1pm (Scroll down for game rules)
11:00am- Get on Target Contest ($3 Buy-In, winner takes all, contest for wheeled & non-wheeled aircraft)
11:45am- Timed Glide Contest ($10 gift card for winner)
12:15pm- 100 Yard Dash Contest ($10 gift card for winner)
1pm-5pm- Open Flying
5pm- Fly-In closes, however, pilots can still fly until dusk.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
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.
Game Information (11am-1pm both days)
Safety Orientation Video for Pilots
(click on video to start)
Special Prize (Unlucky Landing Award)
In addition to the raffle prizes, a special award will be given to the pilot who has the worst plane crash. Hopefully this award will help lessen his pain. The winner will be determined by the Contest Director.
Raffle Prize Winners!
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!
9:00am- Field open, new pilot check-in & Safety briefing (see video below) 9:00am- 11am Open Flying Fly-In Games 11am-1pm (Scroll down for game rules) 11:00am- Get on Target Contest ($3 Buy-In, winner takes all, contest for wheeled & non-wheeled aircraft) 11:45am- Timed Glide Contest ($10 gift card for winner) 12:15pm- 100 Yard Dash Contest ($10 gift card for winner) 1pm- Raffle drawing
1:30pm-3pm- Open Flying 3pm- Fly-In closes, however, pilots can still fly until dusk.
38th Annual Angelo RC Outdoor Fly-In!
October 12th, 9am-5pm & October 13th, 9am-3pm is complete!
This year we enjoyed perfect weather and had 25 pilots attend the two day event!
Below are pictures from this year's event and raffle prize winners.
$10 Hobby Town Gift Cards- Chip Froher, Aaron Gnode, AJ Deardorff, Pete Armenta