Y'all Come to the 15 Annual T.I.N.Y. March 5, 6, and 7th 2021!!!

Well we made it to 15! Can you believe it? It has been a great run for all of us that enjoy indoor flying. This event has survived the years because of all you that attend and spend your precious hobby dollars keeping it going year after year. And THAT is why I still do it.

Splash

Get ready for the 15th annual

T.I.N.Y.

Fly-In

Well OK, that and I like indoor flying too... I am so proud to have been in this hobby and be able to have met and befriended people of your character. We have the best hobby in the world because of the people in it. You guys bring it every year, and I know this year will be no different. Thank you all.

Now as to the COVID situation. As of right now we are good to go with the City as far as having the event. As of now, the City does require masks in public places and large gatherings. Specifically that means when we aren't able to maintain social distancing, a mask is required. So in your pit areas, etc no mask but wear one when you go out to fly etc. I will keep the thread updated as we get closer.

Mark

Angelo R/C Inc is proud to be the hosting club and the event is still located in the wonderful San Angelo Coliseum where we have the biggest and friendliest indoor skies in Texas! The address is 50 E 43rd st, San Angelo, TX, 76903

There will be on premises concessions, and plenty of pit area with ample electrical outlets. The floor of the coliseum is 100í by 200í with a 65í minimum ceiling rig height and over 80' in the center! We will have a 16oz/3s limit on all models, and co-axial helicopters only. AMA membership is required to fly. We can honor AMA parkflyers insurance at this event as well. If you have lost your card, I can verify you through the web if you know your AMA number. Anyone I can't verify, will have to join to be able to fly per AMA rules! Please understand this is out of my hands.

If any of want to sponsor an event or know of someone who does, please get them to me! While it pains me to do so, I will have to increase landing fees slightly this year to cover the rising costs of this event. Last year we had to do some fundraising after the event was over to break even! While we are not looking for profit at all, the event has to pay for itself or as a small town club we can't continue to have it! As a participant as well as CD, I want this event to keep going for as long as it can.

The landing fee will be $25 per day with 2 raffle tickets, or $60 for the 3 day weekend which will include 10 raffle tickets. We also have a family package which will cover one parent and up to 3 of their kids for $120 and 20 raffle tickets!

HOURS

Pilots hours are 8 AM till midnight all three days. While you can get there as early as you want, per our contract I can't let you in until 8 AM so you might as well sleep in. The lights go off at midnight and we have to be vacated by then every night.

Public visitors are also welcome! The front doors will be open to the public on Saturday from 9 AM to 8 PM and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Since Friday is our set up day, per our contract it is for pilots only, The front doors will be locked and pilots and their guests only will be let in through the west side door. Friday is still a flying day, so plan on having fun!

While we will have a few scheduled events throughout the days, the bulk of the flying time as always is for open flying. This is going to be some serious fun, so donít be the guy wishing you had come, get in your car and drive to Foster Communications Coliseum, 50 E. 43rd St, San Angelo, TX. click here for map.

We are planning to again to have a meal catered on Friday night about 6 pm. Kenny Blanek has retired and closed his business. I am looking at other places to cater us on Friday night.

Lodging

RV Hookups

RVs and trailers are always welcome at the T.I.N.Y. and you can park them just outside the Coliseum free of charge if you don't need hookups of any kind. If you need hookups, they are a short walk away from the Coliseum and the contact info for renting those is below.

Kermit Wendland @ 325-653-7785 (M-F) is the contact for the SA Stock Show / Fairgrounds who owns/rents the hookups.

Event Motel

In years past I have negotiated a group rate at the Inn of the Conchos. This is where most of you stayed the last few years, and they are very close to the Coliseum. They have a hot breakfast, high speed wireless, and a Cafe on the property as well. You can usually have a room with 2 queen, or 1 king sized bed. Smoking rooms are available. They require a 24 hour notice for cancellation. For those of you in groups, you might consider the cabanas that the San Angelo State park has or that KOA has. They are very affordable!

Notice for lodging in general. The oil filed has let up considerably and with all the local motels, I don't see an availibility issue this year. PLEASE make your reservations early as you can always cancel them if plans change. I will follow up with Inn of the Conchos to see what they have for us this year.

contact info:

We do have regional service here to our municipal airport via American Eagle. I can also provide a commercial address and free storage if someone does wish to ship some planes here to be waiting for them.

the wonderful pictures of the venue courtesy of Richard Ng:

Last edited by Jim T. Graham; Jan 22, 2021 at 04:12 PM..
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Jan 13, 2021, 11:02 PM
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planning on it.
as long as work does not interfere.

also,
did not see the dates in your post, so are we still the 1st weekend of march?
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Jan 15, 2021, 04:19 PM
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Yes Dates would be helpful...
Jan 16, 2021, 02:39 AM
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Yes Dates would be helpful...
You aren't allowed to go on dates anymore.......The wife would be mad if you did........
Jan 17, 2021, 01:51 AM
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Yes Dates would be helpful...

Yeah I agree with txskywriter, i hope your wife doesn't visit RCG! Don't worry brother, we won't rat you out!

And the TINY is scheduled for March 5, 6, and 7. Hope you can make it down!

Mark
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Jan 17, 2021, 08:53 AM
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WooHoo!!!!

Jan 22, 2021, 03:32 PM
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Yeah I agree with aerolite, i hope your wife doesn't visit RCG! Don't worry brother, we won't rat you out!

And the TINY is scheduled for March 5, 6, and 7. Hope you can make it down!

Mark

Trying to work it out, to make it this year.

Jamie
Jan 23, 2021, 03:14 AM
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Tom says since he will have retired, he will finally come back to TINY. I'm not sure if I believe him : )
Jan 24, 2021, 03:14 PM
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I'm working on getting the the famous Fitz Walker of RC Roundtable fame to show up. Let him know you want him there!
Jan 26, 2021, 06:14 PM
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Tom says since he will have retired, he will finally come back to TINY. I'm not sure if I believe him : )
I am all in for this year. No SAE Aero Design event that weekend and no more work to interfere!

I think my last one was around 2013...
Latest blog entry: My 2021 event schedule
Jan 26, 2021, 06:19 PM
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Welcome Richard, Thomas, and Fitz!

We will indeed have some serious fun!

Gary
Jan 26, 2021, 10:13 PM
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Welcome Richard, Thomas, and Fitz!

We will indeed have some serious fun!

Gary
Fitz has not quite committed yet. We need to continue to brainwash/persuade him....

After all, I think Texas' premiere RC Podcast, R/C Roundtable, really has to make an appearance at the largest and best RC indoor event in Texas and one of the best indoor events in the US!
Last edited by Thomas B; Jan 27, 2021 at 01:22 AM.
Jan 26, 2021, 10:46 PM
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Agreed!
Feb 04, 2021, 08:32 PM
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T.I.N.Y. is no fun.......

Indoor RC Delta Race (4 min 43 sec)
Feb 05, 2021, 12:09 AM
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Yup; No fun at ALL!!!



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