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May 19, 2015, 02:51 PM
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Wings Over Texas Fun-Fly - Abilene TX


The Abilene R/C Society is planning a Big Bird Fun-Fly (with emphasis on IMAC style flying/interest) on July 11th 2015. If you love flying big planes and have ever had an interest in IMAC, this is the event for you!!! If our Fun-Fly turns out well, we'll plan to host an official IMAC contest in the spring/summer of 2016.


Here are the details on the event:


The Abilene Radio Control Society is inviting pilots to attend our Wings Over Abilene 2015 fun fly and fly-in event on Saturday July 11, 2015 at Dick Bowen Field, located in Sea Bee Park, Abilene Texas. This will be an open fun fly for any big bird, with an emphasis on the Giant Scale/IMAC and precision aerobatic flying. The ARCS flying field is one of the best in Texas with a 400 concrete runway, concrete taxiway, covered pit area with tables and electrical outlets available in several locations. (pictures available on our website)


ARCS hosted a number of IMAC contests spanning from 2001 to 2009. We had some of the largest events in South-central during that time, with typically 30+ IMAC pilots attending the last few IMAC contests we hosted. Our club is seeing resurgence in IMAC style airplanes and flying within our membership. Our goal with this fun-fly is to offer a low cost/high reward event that will draw pilots to the field. With a successful Wings Over Abilene, we will plan to host an official IMAC event for 2016.


-Open flying will start Friday evening and continue throughout the weekend.

-$10.00 landing donation: Pre-register by emailing James Johnson at: [email protected]. Please include your name and AMA number. Pilot list will be updated and posted on all major web forums.

-Light Breakfast and BBQ lunch Saturday will be provided to pilots. Friday/Saturday dinner are on your own.

-Hotels available at the corner of FM600/I-20.

-Campers/Camping on site is allowed but no hookups available.

-Raffle Saturday. 1 ticket for all registered pilots with 5 additional tickets per pilot available for purchase. (must be present to win) We have some awesome raffle items!... details to come.


James Johnson can be contacted at [email protected] Watch for additional info/updates on our club website: www.abilenercsociety.com


Thanks,
Craig Rideout
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May 20, 2015, 05:28 PM
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I would love to attend. As a very young man my father was stationed at Dyess AFB. Not sure if the flying site is the same but I spent many weekends at thr flying field adjacent to lake Fork Phantom.
May 22, 2015, 08:59 AM
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Wings Over Texas Fun-Fly - Abilene TX.


I hear you man... there are alot of things about the field that are the same but some things have changed (and are WAAAY better).

I've attached a flyer for the event and a few pictures of the field.

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Craig Rideout
May 22, 2015, 11:08 AM
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Wishing Y'all a great event. Have fun.
May 24, 2015, 07:21 PM
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Thanks... I appreciate it. Hoping for a great turnout!

-Craig
Jun 29, 2015, 10:50 PM
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Hey!... Start praying for good weather now!!! And get registered today!
Jul 07, 2015, 04:31 PM
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Flyin is this weekend! Get Registered today! The weather is supposed to be mid 90's and South winds at 13mph... perfect.


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