Thistledown Fall Festival Fun-Fly -- Sept. 8-10, 2006 - RC Groups
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Feb 05, 2006, 03:58 PM
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Thistledown Fall Festival Fun-Fly -- Sept. 8-10, 2006

The Thistledown Flyers proudly present the
Thistledown Fall Festival Fun-Fly

When: September 8, 9 & 10, 2006 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Where: Thistledown Flyers Field, Napoleon, Ohio
Web Site:

He's Ba-a-a-a-ck!
Matt Chapman and his Cap 580 return to Thistledown Field on September 8, 9, and 10, 2006, for three big air shows. It's all part of the Thistledown Fall Festival Fun-Fly! Join us for IMAA flying, open flying, night flying, and our famous Thistledown hospitality. No landing fees!

As always, when you come to a Thistledown Fun-Fly, there are no fees for either pilots or spectators. No landing fees for pilots. Free parking for everyone. No charge for Matt Chapman's performances. It's the best deal going -- thanks to our fine sponsors for making it possible.

Weekend Highlights
- Matt Chapman Air Show -- Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! World Unlimited Aerobatic Competitor Matt Chapman will fly his Cap 580 full-scale aircraft all three days.
- Spectators Welcome Free Parking!
- No landing fee for IMAA pilots
- Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
- IMAA flying from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Open flying from 6:00 p.m. to dark on Friday & Saturday and all day Sunday
- Night flying under stadium lights. Bring your favorite electric and .40 size aircraft and have a ball!
- The Miles Reed Achievement Award presented to an individual in recognition of contributions to Giant Scale Modeling.
- Free camping and RV parking with electrical hook-ups
- Our famous Saturday night chicken barbeque and campfire
- Raffles, prizes, pilot demonstrations, noon time shows and more!
- Vendors Welcome

Come early! Come join us as early as Tuesday and stay all week!

Jeff Heitman, Event Director (419) 592-5761
David Moro (330) 225-0126
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Mar 02, 2006, 10:31 PM
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You can now register online for this event. Just go to our Pilot Registration Page and submit the form.

Why Register Early? It's a huge time-saver!
  • You avoid standing in line to register at the event.
  • Your planes will already be registered, saving you even more time.
  • We'll have your packet ready and waiting for you when you arrive.
Less time standing in line -- more time to schmooze and fly. What could be better?

And remember -- there is no landing fee for IMAA pilots!
Aug 04, 2006, 07:54 PM
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In addition to pre-registering for the event (saving you precious flying time when you arrive), don't forget to make hotel reservations now!

The Best Western is the official hotel sponsor of the Thistledown Flyers, and they are offering special rates for participants. Phone: 419-599-0850 Fax: 419-592-0431. Ask for Paul and mention Thistledown Flyers for a special rate.

The Best Western is located only a few minutes from Thistledown Field -- super convenient! A map and directions are on our web site.

Jeff DeTray
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Aug 21, 2006, 10:09 PM
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Aug 22, 2006, 11:35 PM
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For those you who will be tent camping at the Fun Fly, showers are available at the American Road Truck Stop, just a mile or so from Thistledown Field. Very convenient!

- Jeff
Aug 23, 2006, 06:38 AM
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This is news to some of the members of the club. Where did you get your information from?
Aug 24, 2006, 08:48 PM
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Jeff had mentioned that it would be fun to have this event. The demolition derby will take place after 5:00 when all the Event flying would be over. I am going to provide a prize to the Survivor of the demolition derby.
Aug 25, 2006, 11:52 AM
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i really like the idea of that -might try it here in the uk
Aug 25, 2006, 12:11 PM
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Just a reminder -- if you're going to fly at the Fly-In, be sure to pre-register at our web site. By pre-registering, you'll be flying sooner and spending less time at the registration tent.

- Jeff
Aug 31, 2006, 10:48 PM
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Luke's RC Planes is going to award the "survivor" of the Demoliton Derby a Great Planes Fun Force Combat Plane!!
Sep 03, 2006, 02:01 AM
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Many thanks to Luke's for sponsoring the Foamie Demolition Derby and donating the prize. We at Thistledown Flyers really appreciate it. The Demolition Derby will take place Saturday night at around 9:30-10:00 p.m. under our stadium lights. It should spectacular!

We've established some simple rules.

Planes can weigh a maximum of 20 oz. No high speed planes please -- we're looking for slow-fliers, 3D planes, that sort of thing. If there are sufficient entries, we'll run heats of up to 10 planes at a time, with the survivors moving on to the final.

It's all about having fun and staying safe. So keep it sturdy but keep it light!

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Sep 03, 2006, 11:58 PM
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Online Registration Deadline Extended

If you haven't pre-registered for the Fun-Fly yet, there's still time. Why stand in line when you can be flying?

Go to the Thistledown club website and register now!

Jeff D
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Sep 06, 2006, 12:35 PM
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Update from Thistledown Field -- Wednesday, September 6

Motor homes are pulling in, canopies are going up, the weather is great, and planes are already in the air! Pilots began arriving on Labor Day, and it looks like it's going to be a fantastic event.

There's plenty of room for everyone, so come to Napoleon, Ohio, for a great weekend of fun and flying. Click here for complete details about this great event. Pilots -- you can register when you arrive, or better yet, you can register online. It only takes a couple of minutes.

- Jeff
Thistledown Flyers

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