Kansas City Soaring Fun Fly and Aerotow
We are having an informal fly in and aerotow on the 14 and 15th of August 2004 as a dry run for an annual event to be held here in the center of the country. The goal is to promote the hobby, have some fun, expose more midwesterners to the fun of aerotowing, and rc soaring in general and to meet new friends.
It is being hosted by the Kansas City Soaring and Electric Club and will be held at 3409 E 195th Street Belton MO 64012, (intersection of South Prospect Ave and 195th E on SW corner through large red double gate) all day Saturday and Sunday. I am making arrangments to have food supplied to purchase from a vendor that will include hot dogs and hamburgers, brats, beans and salads and sodas. I have also line up several sponsors for the annual event and of course any vendors that would like to come and set up a tent and show off their products or help run the winches would be appreciated.
The site has more than 100 acres of mowed grass atop a low hilltop at 1100 feet which is one of the highest spots and the vistas are great (for the midwest) and thermals are even better. There is also a 2300 foot paved runway for those who wish to use the west end of it, which is right adjacent our flying area. We have been given permission to use the site for electric and soaring events once a year and we really appreciate the generosity of my neighbor in allowing us to do this.
Camping is available for tents and self contained units in my pasture and there are several hotel/motel facilities 5 miles away from the field in Belton MO.
Tom Martin at 816 331-8807 or tom at tmrcsailplanes dot com
Rex Burton at 913 484-5021.
MOTEL ACCOMODATONS WITHIN 5 MILES:
Econo Lodge AAA Hwy 71 at 58 exit west Belton
816 322-1222 or reservations 800 553-2666
Belton Inn Hwy 71 and 155th St
Super 8 Hwy 71 and 155 th (on e. service road)
15202 S 71 Hwy
Holiday Inn Express 71 Hwy at 58 Hwy exit east Belton/Raymore
17205 S 71 Hwy
816 322-8700 (the newest and probably the nicest-tm)
If your want to tent or have a self-contained camper or motorhome you may stay in the mowed portion of my pasture. Just let me know in advance-tm
Jim and Mike Frickie
Please shoot me an email if you will be coming (one more time) with the subject line RSVP Confirmation
Thanks and look forward to seeing you all.
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