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Old Mar 21, 2008, 05:53 PM
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Wings Across America 2008 (WAA-08) ---- Model Aviation History Has Been Made! ------

Changing the name of the thread. We have successfully made model aviation history. And you saw it happen right here on RCGroups.

Official Website

http://www.waa-08.org/ or http://www.deserteaglesrcclub.com/waa-08/

This is where we have been minus a few that I haven't posted on the map yet

Here is where we still need to go



Mission Statement
Provide an atmosphere in the spirit of camaraderie by having a single, focused goal of flying a radio controlled airplane around the 48 continental United States in an expeditious manner to help promote model aviation.

Vision Statement
Fly a battery powered model airplane (Stevens Aero SQuiRT) in all 48 states by as many pilots as possible at their local fields. The plane will be hand-delivered to the next pilot on the list creating a "chain" of pilots that theoretically fly the airplane across the United States and back.

From the WAA Treasurer:

Sadly, Don passed away on 23 Jun and we are in need of a new treasurer.


We could not do this without our sponsors. Please take this opportunity to thank them for helping out with the WAA-08 adventure and if you need some RC goodies, please think of them first.

Sponsor Website
Stevens AeroModel… www.stevensaero.com/
Horizon Hobbies… www.horizonhobby.com/
Redneck RC… www.h1073085.hobbyshopnow.com/
Jeff Williams www.superflyrc.com/
Big Al's Hobby Supply… www.big-alshobbysupply.com/
RC Pro Racing… www.rcproracing.com/
MaxAmps… www.maxamps.com/
Hobby Hangar… www.hobbyhangarva.com/
Castle Creations… http://www.castlecreations.com/produ...ducts_fly.html
Grumpy Monkey Designs… www.grumpymonkeydesigns.com/
E Cubed R/C… www.ecubedrc.com/shop/
FliteLine Hobbies… www.flitelinehobbies.com/
R/C FlightCast… www.rcflightcast.com/
Vinyl For RC… www.vinylforrc.com/
Medusa Research Inc…. www.medusaproducts.com/
Desert Eagles Model Airplane Flying Club… www.deserteaglesrcclub.com/
Nico Hobbies… www.nicohobbies.com/store/
Steve Cranford (WAA-08.org Domain creator)… None
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 06:59 PM
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 07:05 PM
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I would be happy to join.
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 07:07 PM
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 07:09 PM
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Wonderful! Thanks Wes and Ronin.

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Old Mar 21, 2008, 08:19 PM
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Put me down for the PA slot!
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 09:52 PM
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Will do Tommy. Thanks!

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Old Mar 21, 2008, 11:19 PM
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Count me in Frank Robert
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 11:22 PM
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 11:43 PM
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Get your pilots ALL lined up before you start the flying...

And plan the best route so people have the least driving.

I'm too deep inside Texas (250 mi from nearest border)... you need someone near a border with LA, OK, AR or NM... Close to 2 of those would be even better.
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 05:02 AM
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Thanks for signing up fellas!

Fred, you bet. All the logistics will be worked out before the start of her journey. And I wouldn't leave you hanging and make you or anyone drive that far. We'll find some other folks nearby. My goal is 50 mile hops. That's the goal, but we'll see how it works out.

This should be fun!

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Old Mar 22, 2008, 11:37 AM
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I'm in! Sitting at border of OH, KY, and IN so we can knock out 3 right in this area.

To be clear, pilot hometown and flight location should both be in the state being "claimed' right?

Measure the weight before it leaves - see how much dirt & sharpie it collects on it's journey
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 11:48 AM
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im in ... i think it should get signed or something by the pilots or a sticker of the state as you see on motorhomes... that would be cool

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Old Mar 22, 2008, 02:00 PM
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I'm in! Sitting at border of OH, KY, and IN so we can knock out 3 right in this area.

To be clear, pilot hometown and flight location should both be in the state being "claimed' right?

Measure the weight before it leaves - see how much dirt & sharpie it collects on it's journey
State claimed is the state your local flying field is in. If you happen to live in a border town and your favorite flying field is in another state then go by the state your flying field is in. Although I doubt this will ever be an issue.

There will be a pilots log to post info from the pilot, date flown, remarks and any pertinent flight info that the next pilot should know. The log will be passed along with the plane. Pilots are welcomed to put their local item of interest in the log that makes their area unique such as a club sticker or whatever, as long as it is no more than G rated. In other words, keep it clean please. Pilots will be allowed to sign the plane with their screen name but keep it small because I am hoping we get a lot of pilots to fly her.

I would love to have a web site so folks can upload video and photos (above and beyond the one required photo that is sent to me to be used in the final video) so we can monitor its progress but that is beyond my capability.

I'd also like to come up with a catchy name. Any suggestions?

Thanks for signing up. You will be added to the list.

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Old Mar 22, 2008, 07:54 PM
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I'm in for Georgia. Can fly it at Hodges and the GAMA fields.

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