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Oct 16, 2017, 10:10 PM
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North East Ohio?

We used to have the Horizon fly-in near Columbus, and the Akron University fly-in in the fall.

Have not seen anything about either event this year. Do they no longer exist?

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Oct 18, 2017, 09:31 AM
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If your referring to the Golf Dome fly-in that used to be in Columbus, the dome was closed down and deflated a while ago.
If there is a replacement event I'm not aware of it.

Oct 18, 2017, 01:59 PM
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Too bad!
Oct 23, 2017, 07:18 PM
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New Venue in Columbus

Date: 10/18/17
CIFA (Hobbyland) Fly night at the Stars Indoor Sports Complex.
Here we go again! We will be having our first fly night at the Stars Indoor sports complex on Saturday evening, November 11th, from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. Address is 6124 Bush Blvd., Columbus, Ohio, located in the Continent area.
Our group will have full access to the largest field in the facility. Dimensions are 115x160 feet with a Ceiling 65 tall. This area is primarily used for baseball and flag football, and has a turf similar to the golf dome. There is also plenty of electrical outlets for battery charging. To sum it up, it is 15 narrower than the typically indoor soccer field, (Like the Bo Jacksons facility), but is 30 deeper. We will be pitting along two walls and flying into the diagonal to maximize the flight envelope. There is no protective netting anywhere but tight against the walls. Facility staff will be observing our activity, and is happy that we are considering renting time segments. If all goes well, we can establish our approval and schedule this winters indoor Saturday nights. The cost for renting this facility will be very similar to what paid at the golf dome.
NOW FOR THE GREAT NEWS. HOBBYLAND WILL BE SPONSORING OUR FIRST EVENING! FLYING WILL BE FREE! The new owner of Hobbyland has been looking for opportunities to participate in local flying activities, and will have a raffle or 50-50 drawing to make thigs a little more interesting.
It has again taken considerable effort to negotiate this opportunity on our behalf. No other complexes that I have found are large enough to allow model aircraft, so we need again to approach this opportunity with the utmost care and respect. Im really looking forward to seeing everyone November 11th, and am interested in the opinions on how this facility may work out for our group. It may take a little smaller aircraft to comfortably participate, but we may very well have a place to indoor fly.
We will keep everyone posted on the Horizon Indoor web site and Face Book page of any additional indoor activities that may transpire.
Thank you from our team.
Terry Nitsch, Event Director.
Oct 28, 2017, 08:46 PM
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That is outstanding! Please keep us posted.
Mel D.
Nov 05, 2017, 07:34 AM
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The Akron indoor got moved to kent last year. It starts again at Kent in a couple of weeks. Look up NEF
Nov 06, 2017, 11:19 AM
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Just looked on line, and see that the 2018 NEF is still at AKRON in late March.

Could not find anything for Kent?
Nov 08, 2017, 06:08 AM
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The first night is Nov 17, 7 to 9. The second is Dec 15 7 to 9. You can get there 1/2 hr early, to register and get ready. The cost is $15. It's at the field house, behind the football stadium. 2227 summit rd. Kent. See you there!
Nov 27, 2017, 09:19 AM
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Thank you Quad Junkie, that is correct.
Sorry for the confusion, here is the definitive answer (because I am the organizer):

Friday night flying nights are scheduled at Kent State this winter. Next one is Dec 15. Click HERE for the dates.

The 5th annual NEF event is scheduled for March 23-24 at the Univ of Akron. For information please see the NEF website
and there is a Facebook page under the same name.

The events at the two venues are not directly related, although they are produced y the same organization (The Ohio Indoor RC Flyers AMA 5121)
I will start up a new thread for the 2018 NEF very soon.

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