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Feb 10, 2019, 03:37 PM
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New England Scale Soaring Aero Tow - Salem, CT - May 16-19, 2019

Thursday- Sunday, May 16-19, 2019

The RC Propbusters AMA CLub #191 present our annual four-day AMA-sanctioned scale sailplane aerotow weekend. Come enjoy our beautiful site in Salem, CT. Soaring from a manicured grass field, the surrounding farm fields and rural terrain produces fantastic thermal activity! Directions to the field and more information here:

The Connecticut coast has lots to offer including beaches, great seafood, the historic town of Mystic and Mystic Seaport, Rhode Island ocean beaches and the 24/7 action at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casino resorts. Towns of Norwich, New London, Groton, Flanders, Niantic, Mystic, Lyme and Westerly offer a range of hotel accommodations.

WELCOME BEGINNERS and ELECTRIC FLYERS: If you've ever had an interest in sailplane aero tow, please join us for some hands-on learning. If you own a scale sailplane or are interested in getting started, we'll help you get some stick time.

All forms of electric-powered sailplanes are welcome to fly. No winch or high-start flying is permitted.

Tow donation: $60 for all four days, $20 any one day. Grill lunch & beverages available for purchase.

Registration: [/B] Current AMA or MAAC is required to fly.

N 41 29.509, W 72 13.590 Field address is 479 Norwich Road, Salem, CT 06420. From the intersection of CT Routes 85 & 82, go East on Rt. 82 for about 3 miles. Entrance to the field is on the right. If you come to Rt. 354 (Gardner Lake) you have gone mile too far. From Interstate 395, tale Exit 80 for Route 82 toward Salem. The field is about 6 miles on the left just past the intersection of Route 354.

Happy to answer any questions.

We hope you will join us!
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Apr 26, 2019, 09:29 AM
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Event is just around the corner. A few photos from past....
Apr 30, 2019, 09:16 AM
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After a long winter of no flying, its time to get out and dust off your wings. So far I am aware of at least 8 new planes making debuts at the event. It should be full of new additions to the circuit, come out and join us.
May 08, 2019, 07:50 AM
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Had questions about large camper/traveling bus-sized vehicles at the event -- YES!

We have plenty of room and everything from rough to glam camping on-site happens at NEAT.

A great shot below from one of the campers as dawn came over the flight line...
May 15, 2019, 07:08 AM
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The 7000 consecutive all-day rains have subsided and the NEAT 2019 from May 16-19 is upon us!

Looking forward to four days of soaring with the people who help make this a great hobby!
May 19, 2019, 04:48 PM
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Thanks to everyone who came out and helped to make our tenth annual a success. Other than two hour range of rain on Friday (followed by some great still evening air) we flew throughout. Len and I especially appreciate the selfless tow plane pilots, all the soaring faithful and the support of the Propbusters club members.

Jeff Duhaime will be along in a few days with his usual spectacular gallery of photos. I’ve posted s few of my own each day on our Facebook photo sharing page....

Again, we appreciate you! Now, on to the next! Horizon at AMA HQ and then Windy Ridge.


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