Kal Reifsnyder Joins Team Extreme!

Here is an exclusive from our partner site FlyingGiants.com - a great pilot joins a great company!


Please join us in welcoming Kal to Team Extreme!

Chris Hinson of Extreme Flight contacted me and wanted to get a story out about Kal Reifsnyder's exciting news of joining Team Extreme! Here are the details!

Extreme Flight RC is very excited to welcome Kal Reifsnyder to Team Extreme! Kal has been flying since he was a toddler and at the ripe old age of 13 has already developed into a top competition pilot on the national scene. Kal and his father Tom are true ambassadors for the hobby and recently became the proprietors of Dalton Aviation. Kal is deep in preparation for the upcoming Tucson Shootout and will be flying his new Extreme Flight 120cc Slick 580 EXP in the Freestyle portion of the contest competing against some of the top pilots in the world. Kal's accomplishments thus far are pretty darn impressive!

Here's a brief rundown:

13 year old Kal Reifsnyder (born in December 10, 2003) became interested in radio control aircraft by going to IMAC competitions with his father, Tom Reifsnyder, starting at the age of 2. He began flying an RC[C1] flight simulator at 3 years old and started flying foamies at age 4. His first gas powered airplane was a 50cc 27% extra260.

Kal started competing in IMAC at 7 years old. His first contest was in Venice, FL. in March of 2011 where he finished 7th out of 10 competitors.

Here are some of Kalís accomplishments:

  • 2013 Youth Masters Advanced Foamy Freestyle Champion
  • 2013 Youth Masters Advanced Champion
  • 2013 National Best Junior Freestyle
  • 2013 Sportsman National Champion
  • 2013 Spring Classic Grand Champion: 1st Place Sportsman and Second Place freestyle
  • 2014 12th place XFC
  • 2014 2nd Place Intermediate IMAC Nationals
  • 2014 IMAC World Team Champion(One of the top three scores)
  • 2015 XFC Final 7
  • 2015 2nd place Advanced IMAC Nationals
  • 2015 2nd Place Advance Tucson Aerobatic Shootout
  • 2015 1st Place Unlimited Southwest Florida IMAC
  • 2016 6th Place XFC
  • 2016 4th place Unlimited Clover Creek Invitational
  • 2016 4th place Invitational Freestyle Clover Creek invitational
  • 2016 Clover Creek Invitational Grand Champion
  • 2016 4th place Unlimited IMAC Nationals
  • 2017 1St place Unlimited Punta Gorda IMAC
  • 2017 4th place Unlimited IMAC Nationals
  • 2017 1st place Freestyle IMAC Nationals

Kalís sponsors include:

  • Futaba
  • Extreme Flight
  • Aero Graphix
  • Falcon Propellers
  • Aero Cumulus Smoke Oil
  • Fortitude Fuel Tanks
  • Dalton Aviation
  • Tru-Turn spinners
  • Pulse Batteries
  • Sew Busy
  • West Michigan Park Flyers
  • Holy Smokes smoke pumps
  • Desert Aircraft


Congrats to Kal and Team Extreme from everyone at FlyingGiants.com AND RCGroups.com!

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Sep 08, 2017, 11:47 AM
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Great news. I met and talked with Kal at XFC last year he is a good kid and very knowledgeable. It was fun watching him dance along to the music while he was flying his routine. Good choice getting Kal as part of the team Chris.
Oct 10, 2017, 03:45 PM
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Really cool to see kids in the hobby.

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