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2016 Local Area Special Events

Most of these events will be sanctioned Fly-Ins, contests, or other types of flying events.
If you are an ARCS member and would like to sponsor a Special Event, please bring it up in a meeting and coordinate the schedule with the Club Officers.
We will post events from other local Clubs as we receive them.


Texas Events from Sept through Dec 2016 as posted by the AMA.



9/2/2016 - 9/3/2016 -- Austin, TX (C) ARCA FALL BIG BIRD FLY IN. Site: Lester Field. Randall Larsen CD PH: 512-921-2241 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/138. 80" Single 60" Biplane. $25 entry includes lunch, pilot prizes, demonstrations, and Big Fun! It's time to bring the "Thunder" back to the skies of Austin,TX !!!! Sponsor: HOBBYTOWN USA

9/2/2016 - 9/4/2016 -- Dallas, TX (AAA) CHARLES ASH MEMORIAL/GREATER SOUTHEWESTERNS. Site: Samuell Hobby Park. Dale Gleason CD PH: 940-637-2169 Email: Sanction #16/1361. Events; 313, 323-326 (JSO). Labor Day Weekend. Saturday; Racing (mouse, boldberg, sport, goodyear, super slow rat, quickie rat) stunts (OTS, profile, classic). Sunday; PA (Beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert). Sponsor: DALLAS MODEL AIRCRAFT ASSN

9/3/2016 -- Lubbock, TX (A) JAMES MEARS MEMORIAL COMBAT BASH. Site: 15th & Inler. Bobby Mears CD PH: 806-794-0674 Email: Sanction #16/1005. Events; 331 (A). Location; Lt Col George Andrew Davis Jr Field. Sponsor: LLANO ESTACADO MODEL AIRPLANE CLUB

9/8/2016 - 9/10/2016 -- Waco, TX (C) GREATER SOUTHWEST JET RALLY. Site: 3400 Overflow Rd. Larry Garrett CD PH: 254-717-7929 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1159. 800x80 paved runway, RC hookups (16 30amp) $15 per night, restrooms, concessions, awards. Registration: $35 includes one lunch meal ticket & pizza meal Thu pm. Evening meals; Fri-bbq brisket & Sat-shrimp boil, $10 per plate. Sponsor: HEART OF TEXAS MINIATURE AIRCRAFT CLUB

9/10/2016 -- Killeen, TX (C) CEN-TEX MEMORIAL FLY IN. Site: Hall Field. H Hillin CD PH: 254371-1894 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/924. All size aircraft welcome to fly and honor our lost brothers. Free pilot lunch, landing fee $20. Sponsor: CEN-TEX MODELERS INC

9/10/2016 -- Princeton, TX (C) RICHARDSON ALL ELECTRIC FUN FLY. Site: Bratonia Park. Allen Delger CD PH: 469-500-8079 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/600. Bring all your electric flying toys to an all day fun fly event in DFW area. Awesome raffle, enjoyable flying fun with low key competitions, excellent food, and memorable times. Bring your buddies. Sponsor: RICHARDSON RC CLUB

9/10/2016 -- Victoria, TX (C) VRCF FEED A PET FUN FLY & SWAP. Site: Victoria. Johnny Longoria CD PH: 361-676-6118 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1742. Donation of $20 or 15 cans of dog/cat food. AMA required. Contact CD for additional information, or Steve Zimmerman 361-788-3852. 8am-4pm. Door prize and dle 20 raffle. Sponsor: VICTORIA RADIO CONTROL FLYERS

9/14/2016 - 9/17/2016 -- Monaville, TX (C) B17 GATHERING. Site: Bomber Field. Kirk Jensen CD PH: 281-381-0473 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/407. Welcome to the B17 Gathering & Big Bird Fly in. The premier RC and Scale event in the USA. We honor BB Weber by carrying on the tradition for our 28th year. 3D flight time is limited. We look forward to seeing old friends and making many new. Sponsor: BOMBER FIELD INC

9/16/2016 - 9/18/2016 -- Abilene, TX (C) 2016 ABILENE CHOPPER MADNESS FUN FLY. Site: Sea Bee Park. James Johnson CD PH: 325.572.3988 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1739. General helicopter fun fly event. Prizes for 1st-3rd on autorotation event. Pilots raffle and general raffle. AMA required. Noon demo pilots: Mikado pilot Kyle Dahl, SAB pilot Kyle Stacey, and Align pilot Ben Storick. Check website for details. Sponsor: ABILENE RC SOCIETY

9/17/2016 - 9/18/2016 -- Denton, TX (AAA) TEXAS CLOUD CLIMBERS 69TH ANNUAL REGIONAL FF CHAMP. Site: Robson Ranch Site. Jan Langelius CD PH: 817-750-6464 Email: Sanction #16/1913, Events; 101-105, 108-110, 120, 124, 150-159, 165 CAT III (JSO) 140, 142 CAT III (J)(SO). America's Cup and National Cup challenge. Sponsor: TEXAS CLOUD CLIMBERS

9/17/2016 -- Southmayd, TX (A) TEXOMA SUMMER COMBAT II. Site: Pete Darter Field. David Turner CD PH: 903-821-4329 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1469. Events; 455, 760 (O). 6+ rounds SSC followed by 6+ rounds Open b Saturday. $25 landing fee 1st class $5 for each additional class. Lunch provided. AMA and hard hat required. Pilots meeting 9am, starts at 10am. Sponsor: TEXOMA RC MODELERS

9/17/2016 -- Tyler, TX (C) TMC ANNUAL FALL FLY IN. Site: Northside R/C Park. Jerry Truell CD PH: 903-526-0781 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/86. This event is for Electric Aircraft of all types. Landing fee is $15 - includes lunch. Pilots meeting at 9am. Sponsor: TYLER MODELERS CLUB

9/24/2016 - 9/25/2016 -- Beaumont, TX (C) BRCC SCALE CLASSIC. Site: Brcc Club Field. Charles Nowell CD PH: Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1532. Put your scale birds in the air! Dont have a scale aircraft? Bring what you have-all AMA legal aircraft welcome. Judging and prizes for top scale participants. $30 landing fee includes Sat lunch/ Sun breakfast. RV's welcome, no hookups. Sponsor: BEAUMONT RC CLUB

9/24/2016 - 9/25/2016 -- Kingsbury, TX (C) OLD KINGSBURY CELEBRATION OF FLIGHT AND MEMORIAL. Site: Old Kingsbury Aerodrome. Frank Simas CD PH: 210.591.8828 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/881. Come join your flying friends from across the district and celebrate flight at beautiful Kingsbury Aerodrome. Fun, relaxing, and all flyers welcome. Campers and RVs welcome, no hookups. Memorial noon Saturday. Landing fee $20. Sponsor: TRI CITY FLYERS

9/24/2016 -- Seagoville, TX (C) DEAF-30 FLY-IN. Site: 1911 Bowers Rd. Warren Bean CD PH: 512 718-4975 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/195. Dallas Electric Aircraft Fliers will be hosting the 30th all Electric Fly-In on Saturday, Sept 24th, 2016 at the Dallas RC Club flying site: 1911 Bowers Rd, Seagoville, TX 75159. Landing fee is $15 which includes Supper at the field. Come and have fun. Sponsor: DALLAS ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT FLIERS

9/24/2016 - 9/25/2016 -- Sherman, TX (AA) 20TH ANNUAL IMAC CHALLENGE. Site: Pete Darter Field. Douglas Pilcher CD PH: 903.647.2640 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1239. Events; 411-415 (JSO). This is a celebration of our 20th consecutive IMAC contest for South Central Region. Pilot prizes and drawing from club and other sponsors. Brisket dinner on Sat. Music and Fireworks Saturday evening! Don't miss this one! Sponsor: TEXOMA RC MODELERS

9/29/2016 - 10/2/2016 -- Rockdale, TX (C) ICE HOUSE FLY IN. Site: Apache Pass. Roman Paryz CD PH: 817-929-2118 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/428. 3rd Annual Ice House Fly In featuring 4 flight lines. 3D, Sport Pattern Warbird, Heli and Multirotor. All flying styles welcome. Day and Night flying. This year will be even bigger and better. Come and enjoy in the fun. Onsite restaurant/ice house. Sponsor: FLY APACHE PASS RC


10/1/2016 - 10/2/2016 -- Bryan, TX (AA) BRAZOS VALLEY FALL PATTERN CLASSIC. Site: Brazos Valley Rc. Scott Mcharg CD PH: 979-595-7990 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/757. Events; 401-404, 406 (O). Field open for practice Thursday and Friday at 10am. Camping is ok, no hook ups. Dinner and night flying Saturday. Note; pilots meeting at 8am Sat. We will fly 1 flight line early morning facing South. Sponsor: BRAZOS VALLEY RC MODELERS

10/1/2016 -- Malakoff, TX (C) CEDAR CREEK FALL FUN FLY. Site: Smith Ranch Airport. Michael Sandling CD PH: 214-683-1994 Email: Sanction #16/673. Location; South on Hwy 198, cross tracks, 1st left 2636, 3 1/2 miles on left. Landing fee $20, includes pilots lunch and raffle ticket. Sponsor: CEDAR CREEK AERO-MODELERS

10/1/2016 - 10/2/2016 -- Nacogdoches, TX (C) ANNUAL FALL FUN FLY. Site: Al Mangham Jr Regional Airport. Drew Thomas CD PH: 936-615-1639 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/331. Our 6th annual fun fly date has changed to the first Saturday and Sunday in October 2016. We will partner again with the Commemorative Air Force to bring a WWII Trainer Airplane for everyone to have a chance to go up in it. Gates open Friday for RV'S. Sponsor: NACOGDOCHES AERO MODELERS CLUB

10/1/2016 - 10/2/2016 -- New Waverly, TX (C) BEST ELECTRIC IN SOUTH TEXAS. Site: Ray Brickhouse Field. Kirk Jensen CD PH: 281-381-0473 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/586. Welcome to the B.E.S.T event for 2016. Looking forward to another great weekend of everything from Heli to Scale to FPV and beyond. See you there! Sponsor: TRI-COUNTY BARNSTORMERS

10/1/2016 - 10/2/2016 -- San Antonio, TX (C) RIVER CITY RC ANNUAL FALL FLOAT FLY. Site: 101 Hwy 1604. Keith Moody CD PH: 210/657-5259 Email: Sanction #16/1753. Best little float fly in Texas! 40 acre lake, launch ramp, retrieval boat, pilot prizes, pilot lunch free. Camping ok, no hookups. Sponsor: RIVER CITY RADIO CONTROL

10/1/2016 -- Wichita Falls, TX (C) WICHITA FALLS UMPTEENTH ANNUAL FUN FLY. Site: Wichita Falls Rc Park. Robert Hunt CD PH: 940.228.5013 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1745. 9am-3pm. Landing fee $20 includes lunch. Tail gate swap meet (no fees). Pilots meeting 9am. Raffle 3pm. Must be an active AMA member. FAA number required. Contact CD or see website. Sponsor: WICHITA FALLS RADIO CONTROL CLUB

10/2/2016 -- Grapevine, TX (C) WARBIRDS OVER GRAPEVINE. Site: 114th Rc Aero Squadron Field. Dewey Walker CD PH: 817-235-9051 Email: Sanction #16/1142. Airshow and fundraiser for Snowball Express. $25 landing fee includes great lunch. Raffle w/ fantastic prizes. Registration 8am. Current AMA membership required. smooth grass flying field with lots of parking. Contact Dave Halker @ 954-729-7253. Sponsor: 114TH RC AEROSQUADRON

10/6/2016 - 10/8/2016 -- Abernathy, TX (C) WEST TEXAS JETS. Site: Abernathy Municipal Airport. John Johnson CD PH: 806.798.1113 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/867. Join us for one of the most up and coming jet events in the Southwest. Turbo props, turbines and EDFs! Outstanding field free of obstructions with newly resurfaced and spacious runway. $30 registration. BBQ dinner at CD's house Saturday night. Sponsor: WINGS MINIATURE AIRCRAFT SOC

10/7/2016 - 10/9/2016 -- Dallas, TX (AA) FALL FINALE 2016. Site: Hobby Park. Bill Bischoff CD PH: 972-840-2135 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1836. Events; 301-310, 313, 319-321, 334-335 (JSO). Speed all 3 days, starts 1pm Friday, racing Saturday. Carrier Sunday, additional events Sport jet speed, Perky speed, Fox-Goldberg racing, DMAA sportsman goodyear, NCLRA Superslow rat, quickie rat. Sponsor: DALLAS MODEL AIRCRAFT ASSN

10/8/2016 -- Crosby, TX (C) ART WATSON DAVE THOMASSON MEMORIAL FLY IN. Site: Prop Nuts Rc Club. Allan Smith CD PH: 281-328-5770 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/408. Open fun fly for all types and size aircraft. Large grass field with lots of parking. RV's welcome, no hook ups. $20.00 landing fee includes lunch. Registration at 8am. Sponsor: PROP NUTS RC CLUB

10/8/2016 -- Livingston, TX (C) FALL FUN FLY. Site: Livingston Arf. Mike Muehr CD PH: 936.329.1973 Email: Sanction #16/258. Landing fee $20. Pilots eat free fried catfish & trimmings. Please bring toys for local needy children. Sponsor: A.R.F. R/C CLUB

10/8/2016 -- Princeton, TX (C) BIG BIRD FLY IN. Site: Bratonia Park. Allen Delger CD PH: 469-500-8079 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/602. Come on out and enjoy a fun day of flying your favorite Big Bird with all your buds. This is our 7th Annual event which seems to get better every year. 60" multi-wing, 80" mono. AMA membership required. On site concessions and raffle. Sponsor: RICHARDSON RC CLUB

10/8/2016 - 10/9/2016 -- San Angelo, TX (C) 35TH ANNUAL FLY IN. Site: Club Field. Mark Greer CD PH: 325-450-0635 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1714. We are in our 35th year this October! On site camping, no hookups. Still no landing fee. On premises food and drinks and awesome raffle. Hope to see all our friends and some new ones too. See you at the fly in! Sponsor: ANGELO RC INC

10/8/2016 -- Scottsville, TX (C) FALL FRIENDSHIP & SWAP MEET. Site: Ed Baker Rc Complex. Gary Moxley CD PH: 903.766.3649 Email: Sanction #16/954.

10/8/2016 - 10/9/2016 -- Waco, TX (C) HOTMAC CLUB 40 NATS. Site: Hotmac Field. Steve Blackwell CD PH: 254-716-5270 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/711. Two day event 10 rounds plus ABC mains. $20 entry each day. Lunch provided, raffle for plane kit and other prizes. Sponsor: HEART OF TEXAS MINIATURE AIRCRAFT CLUB

10/9/2016 -- Grapevine, TX (C) 114TH RC AERO SQUADRONS ANNUAL FLOAT FLY. Site: Meadowmere Park. Dewey Walker CD PH: 817-235-9051 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1940. This is the Premier Float Fly event of North Texas on Grapevine Lake. Landing fee $25. Great tasting "home cooked" bbq will be included. Fly 9am-4pm. RSPV and additional info email Sponsor: 114TH RC AEROSQUADRON

10/14/2016 - 10/15/2016 -- Katy, TX (C) FALL WARBIRD FLY IN. Site: 6332 Katy Hockley Rd. Emerson Jenkins CD PH: 713.436.4519 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/259. Open to all sizes of Warbirds; gas, glow, electric or turbine. $20 entry fee. Concessions available. Raffles & pilot prizes. Trophies will be awarded. 9am-4pm. Sponsor: SPACE CITY RC CLUB

10/15/2016 -- Beaumont, TX (C) CHARLIE NOWELL MEMORIAL HELI FLY. Site: Beaumont Radio Control Club. Charles Nowell CD PH: 281-546-8132 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1519. All rotor aircraft are welcome to participate. Landing fee $20 includes meal. RV's welcome, bu no hookups. Sponsor: BEAUMONT RC CLUB

10/15/2016 -- Golden Prairie, TX (C) GOLDEN TRIANGLE Q25/C40 & EF1 RACING. Site: Jim Fulton Field. Verne Bell CD PH: 817/599-9580 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/892. Great spectator location. $15 entry fee. Food & restrooms. 11am Pilots meeting. First heat 11:30am. Alternating between Q25/C40 & EF1. Will be flying a two pole 400ft course. Will follow the Q500 AMA rules for using 0.25 CU.

10/15/2016 -- Seagoville, TX (C) FUN FLY. Site: Simonds Lake Park. James Davidson CD PH: 214-202-6048 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1765. Location; 1911 Bowers Rd. Landing fee $10. 8am-2pm. Raffle tickets sold for a drawing, one free ticket with paid landing fee. Contact CD. Sponsor: DALLAS RC CLUB

10/21/2016 - 10/23/2016 -- Southmayd, TX (AA) 6TH ANNUAL TEXOMA NATIONALS. Site: Pete Darter Field. David Turner CD PH: 903-821-4329 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1470. Events; 750, 755, 760-761 (O). Start combat at noon Friday, Scale 4+ rounds. 9am Sat 6+ rounds of SSC 6 rounds limited B. 8am Sun 6+ rounds of Open B. Lunch provided for pilots and judges. AMA and hard hat required. Sponsor: TEXOMA RC MODELERS

10/22/2016 -- Fort Worth, TX (C) TEXAS ELECTRIC EXPO. Site: Thunderbird Field. Thomas Blakeney CD PH: 817-734-1917 Email: Sanction #16/1604. Come out for a great day of flying all types of electric models at one of the largest electric events in North Texas. Landing fee $20 and your pilots lunch in included. Great raffle and numerous awards for different types of electric aircraft. Sponsor: FORT WORTH THUNDERBIRDS R/C ASSOCIATION, INC

10/22/2016 -- Princeton, TX (C) MEMORIAL CHARITY FUN FLY. Site: Rrcc Club Field. Allen Delger CD PH: 469-500-8079 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/601. Come and join us for our 13th Annual Memorial Charity event. This is a fly what you bring event. Any plane, copter, scale, warbird or other flying type thingy is welcome. Lunch available. Lots of fun, food, and flying, and all for some good charity causes. Sponsor: RICHARDSON RC CLUB

10/22/2016 -- Von Ormy, TX (C) MODEL BUILDERS EVENT. Site: Somerset Field. Robert Severance CD PH: 210/493-2709 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1818. Event to encourage model building and flying. Basically a fly in for homebuilt model aircraft. Models will need to be constructed from kits or plans (ARF/BNF or RTF are not allowed). Food and drinks available (pilots eat free). Open to all AMA members. Sponsor: SAN ANTONIO PROP BUSTERS

10/28/2016 - 10/29/2016 -- Dayton, TX (C) SOUTHEAST TEXAS WARBIRD RALLY. Site: Jetero Rc Club. Michael Jackson CD PH: 281-452-0522 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/515. Warbird fly in, any size, any era in military or civilian schemes. Turbines welcome with AMA waiver. $25 landing fee, lunch provided for registered pilots. Pilots meeting at 9am. 600x100 grass runway. Clubhouse, dining area, and shelter with electricity. Sponsor: JETERO RC CLUB INC

10/29/2016 -- Kingsbury, TX (C) GERRY MILLER MEMORIAL WARBIRD EVENT. Site: 190 Pershing Lane. Dean Lukover CD PH: Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1833. First Warbird event open to all aircraft in Military colors. Slower and faster aircraft will be allotted separated flying times. Grass field. Lunch included in landing fee of $20. Registration opens at 8am and flying will begin soon after pilots meeting. Spectators and children welcome. Food and drink for purchase. WWI museum open. Children must be escorted by adult. Sponsor: TRI CITY FLYERS

10/29/2016 - 10/30/2016 -- Rio Hondo, TX (C) WARBIRDS OVER THE RGV. Site: Smash Field FM 1846. Guy Long CD PH: 956-423-1631 Email: Sanction #16/1846. Come and fly any aircraft used by the military. Fly from 9am til ?? Concessions avilable Saturday only. $10 landing fee. Sponsor: SMALL MODEL AIRCRAFT SOCIETY OF HARLINGEN


11/5/2016 -- Texas City, TX (C) TCRCC OPEN FUN FLY & SWAP MEET. Site: 7500 Humble Camp Rd. Mike Samano CD PH: 281-827-7148 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/161. $20 landing fee, includes lunch - no fee for swap meet. First class facility with 2 grass runways, AC club house, restrooms and large shaded areas. If it fly's - bring it on out ! Sponsor: TEXAS CITY RC CLUB

11/12/2016 -- Orange, TX (C) OCRCC ANNUAL VETERAN'S DAY FUN FLY. Site: Ames Field. Christopher Somers CD PH: 940-257-5003 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/518. Come and pay respect to those who sacrificed their lives for us to fly free! Fly what you bring. 16 covered assembly tables w/ power. RV hookups available. Grass runway. Fly-in fee $20, lunch included for pilots. Any visiting veteran eats for free! Sponsor: ORANGE COUNTY R/C CLUB

11/19/2016 -- Bryan, TX (C) ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS FUN FLY. Site: Dan Gray Flying Field. David Moore CD PH: 9797776601 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1141. Open to all types of aircraft. Entry fee is one unopened, unwrapped toy. Please help the needy children have a present for Christmas. Sponsor: BRAZOS VALLEY RC MODELERS

11/19/2016 - 11/20/2016 -- Fort Worth, TX (A) FT WORTH T-BIRDS 424 & 426 PYLON RACE. Site: Mustang Park. Verne Bell CD PH: 817/599-9580 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/916. This will be a two day event for 424 & 426. We will be using the 3 pole short course, bringing back the glory of high speed pylon racing to Texas. Sponsor: FORT WORTH THUNDERBIRDS R/C ASSOCIATION, INC


12/10/2016 -- South Mayd, TX (A) TEXOMA WINTER WONDERLAND 2016. Site: Pete Darter Field. David Turner CD PH: 903-821-4329 Email: Visit: Sanction #16/1471. Events; 760-761 (O). RCCA SSC 4+ rounds, scale 2948 4+ rounds as wind/weather permitting. AMA and hard hats required. $25 one event, $5 for each addition event. Lunch provided. Sponsor: TEXOMA RC MODELERS


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