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Jul 08, 2001, 12:26 AM
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Lexington, KY - Bluegrass Electric Fly - July 21

The Lexington Model Airplane Club (LMAC) will host the 2nd annual Bluegrass Electric Fly at Lexington Model Airplane Field on Saturday July 21, 2001. The field features a 600'x50' paved runway next to a 600' x 100' grass runway. This is an AMA sanctioned event. The focus will be on flying, fun, and exhanging information.

There will be awards chosen by the pilots with prizes for:

Best Engineering
Best Scale
Best Sport
Best Slow/Park Flyer
Best Jet
Best Helicopter
Lowest Limbo

Awards are subject to change based on participation.

Demonstration flights currently scheduled:

Jim Ryan - Ryan Aircraft
Mike Hines - Hobby Lobby
Doug Algeier - F5B, Franklin County Miniature Airplane Club


From the North or South take I-75 to I-64 East then follow the directions for West.

From the West - Take I-64 East from Lexington to exit 87 Bluegrass Station Hwy 858 (about 5 miles). At the top of the ramp turn left (north). Proceed across the interstate overpass. Directly past the interstate overpass turn right onto Rockwell Rd. Follow Rockwell Rd. east to Hedger Ln. (landfill entrance). Turn left and follow Hedger Ln. about 1 mile and the entrance to Lexington Model Airplane Field will be on your right. All turns from the interstate will have signs on the day of the event.

From the East - Follow I-64 West to exit 87 Blluegrass Station Hwy 858. Turn right at the top of the ramp and take the first right onto Rockwell Rd. Follow directions above from there.

Event time is 9AM to 5PM.
Event fee - $5 (AMA required)
Food and drink will be available - Burgers, Hot Dogs and soft drinks.

For more information see our club website at


Contact one of the event coordinators

Keith Hollfield (me) at [email protected]
Alan Akers at [email protected]
Jeff Stringer at [email protected]

Travellers intersted in camping will find that the Kentucky Horse Park has an excellent campground directly north of Lexington. You can find out more here:

We hope to see you there!

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Jul 09, 2001, 09:16 PM
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I am planning on coming. How "big" is this event? Vendors?

Jul 10, 2001, 02:05 PM
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Last year we had about 20 pilots and their planes with virtually no promotion. I think everyone had a great time at a very relaxed event. We had attendees from Ohio, various parts of Kentucky, and one from Georgia.

We are following the same basic format this year of "lets just get together and fly". This year we have tried to get the word out and we expect a larger turn-out. We have added more prizes, a food-vendor and AMA sanctioning (for the advertising mainly). This year will be a quasi-litmus test for asking the club to extend an entire weekend to us for 2002 so come on out and help us make it happen.

Vendors are welcome to attend and I have had some inquiries. We are not charging for vendor space this year because of the single-day format. We would prefer that vendors attending register as pilots. I do ask that if you are a vendor planning on attending and selling that you contact me direct via e-mail and let me know so I can arrange appropriate space for you at the site.

If you are interested in staying overnight here are some hotels that are very close to the flying site (6-8 miles away) and right off I-75.

Best Western

Hampton Inn
2251 Elkhorn Road, Lexington, KY 40505
Tel: 1-859-299-2613 Fax: 1-859-299-9664

Ramada Limited
2261 ELKHORN ROAD Lexington, KY 40505
60 Rooms / 2 Floors
Telephone: 859 294-7375 Fax: 859 294-3666

Holiday Inn Express
2221 ELKHORN DRIVE Lexington, KY 40505
61 Rooms / 3 Floors
Telephone: 859-293-0047 Fax: 859-293-6544

Comfort Inn
2381 BUENA VISTA DR Lexington, KY 40505
122 Rooms / 3 Floors
Telephone: 859-299-0302 Fax: 859-299-2306

Baymont Inn and Suites
2400 BUENA VISTA DRIVE Lexington, KY 40505
110 Rooms / 5 Floors
Telephone: 859-293-6113 Fax: 859-299-1424

2240 BUENA VISTA Lexington, KY 40505
99 Rooms / 2 Floors
Telephone: 859-299-9600 Fax: 859-299-8719

Country Lexington
2297 EXECUTIVE DRIVE Lexington, KY 40505
53 Rooms / 4 Floors
Telephone: 859-299-8844 Fax: 859-299-9688

Jul 15, 2001, 07:45 PM
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I will be making the three minute drive from my house.
Jul 16, 2001, 12:40 AM
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the <a href=>Phlite Klub</a> from Louisville, KY will also be representing -- approximate 4-5 pilots.
Jul 16, 2001, 09:35 PM
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The EARLY weather reports look promising. It might be warm, but no rain in there as of now (Monday 7/16).

Here is a link to keep tabs on the forecast:

Hope to see ALL of you there!

Keith Hollifield
LMAC Electric Event Committee
Jul 17, 2001, 12:18 AM
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I'll try to be there too.

Jul 17, 2001, 12:46 AM
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I might be there too.
Jul 20, 2001, 09:41 AM
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Unless the weather forecast or my wife's mind changes, It looks like a "go" for me...may have to leave around 3am to get there early. See ya ol!

Jul 20, 2001, 11:29 AM
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The weather forecast for Saturday July 21, 2001 in Lexington, KY from various sites is below: - A mix of sun and clouds. High near 87F. Light S winds.

WTVQ (local ABC affiliate) - Saturday...partly cloudy and hazy. Highs in the upper 80s. Saturday night...mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.

Intellicast - Saturday:
Partly cloudy. High around 84F. Winds S 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday night:
Clear. Low near 67F. Light S winds.

Accuweather - Saturday 7/21
Periods of clouds and sunshine; continued warm and sticky; high of 87

It looks like typical July weather for Kentucky - warm. We are going to keep the shelter area as clear as possible so people who don't bring their own shade can have a place to hide from the sun if needed. We'll keep plenty of drinks around and you're welcome to bring your own (non-alcoholic of course). Hope to see you there!

Jul 20, 2001, 01:40 PM
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Sounds good, See ya' tomarrow!

Jul 20, 2001, 06:03 PM
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Count me in.
Jul 21, 2001, 07:04 PM
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I had a great time. It's nice to put faces to the names I see here and on the ElectricJet mail list.

Thanks Alan, Keith, Jaff and all the others at LMAC. Keep up posted on any future events.
Jul 21, 2001, 08:51 PM
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Great fun, great people, great weather. What more could you ask for?

See ya'next year.
Jul 21, 2001, 08:52 PM
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I second that. Great job guys! What an array of planes!! It certainly helps give you a better idea of what kind of plane to purchase the next time, and motor, etc. It was also a real treat to watch "The Pros" in action! Keith Shaw, Jim Ryan, and others put on a real show.

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