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**NEW CHICAGO AREA EVENT** - 2014 Windy City Warbirds & Classics

Old 01-13-2014, 12:28 PM
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Default **NEW CHICAGO AREA EVENT** - 2014 Windy City Warbirds & Classics

1/28/14 Update - Registration now open - http://www.RCFlightDeck.com/event_details.cfm?event_id=2970

The Organizing Committee and the membership of Fox Valley Aero Club are proud to announce that we will be hosting the inaugural Windy City Warbirds & Classics this summer. The following are some particulars.

DATES - June 26th (Thursday) through June 28th (Saturday), 2014
REGISTRATION - $20.00 for pre-registration. $25.00 for registration at the event.
PILOT DINNER - Friday Night (27th). Menu under development.
PILOT AWARDS - Best WWI, Best WWII, Best Jet, Best Multi-Engine and more...
PILOT RAFFLE - Prizes from major hobby manufacturers.
NOON-TIME AIRSHOW - Featuring warbird and civilian R/C aircraft from several eras.
FOOD - On-site food vending.

Entry Criteria
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- Aircraft must meet IMAA size requirements. 80" monoplane, 60" bi-plane, 140" length + W/S for jets.
- Aircraft not meeting the above size requirements must be 1/4 scale minimum.
- Electrics meting size criteria are welcome.
- Aircraft would have to be sport-scale outline minimum. Sport planes with warbird markings are not eligible.
- Classics are defined as aircraft where the full scale counterpart made its first flight on or before 12/31/1974.


Flying Site and Area Accommodations
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- The field is located in St. Charles, IL. Approximately 45 miles west of down town Chicago.
- There is an abundance of lodging and restaurants within minutes of the field.
- There is a Hobby Town USA 5 minutes from the field (handy for hardware/materials for quick repairs, glow fuel, etc...).
- The flying site is free from obstructions and has a 800 ft by 50 ft paved runway.
- The flying site has a 600 ft by 60 ft grass strip that is closely mown by the club.
- The flying site has electricity in our pavilion. We also have 9 AC/DC battery charging stations.
- Camping/RV parking is available (no hook-ups).
- We plan to have a storage tent with overnight security.
- Plenty of room for pop-up tents for pitting.


We expect to have a great event! Please post any questions or comments. Share the event information with your fellow flyers. Club/field information can be found at www.foxvalleyaero.com and at http://www.RCFlightDeck.com/event_de...?event_id=2970

Further information coming soon!

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Old 01-14-2014, 02:55 PM
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If this event gets to be as well attended as the others in the area, you may run out of parking. I have it added to my event list.
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Hope you can make it down Jeff. Running out of places to park cars would be a good problem to have. We've got enough space to get creative. The club is incredibly excited to be putting on this event.
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We now have registration open on RC Flight Deck!

http://www.RCFlightDeck.com/event_de...?event_id=2970
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Sweet. All signed up.
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Jeff,

Thanks for signing up. I am working with Tom and others on this event as I am a member of FVAC. I see you are from Farmington, MN? I have to tell you that I was raised in Faribault, MN and can't wait to meet you. I currently live in Plainfield, IL about 35 minutes from the field. Welcome!

Please feel free to share this event with your buddies up there in Minnesota.

The more the merrier!

Regards,

John
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Originally Posted by jeffEE
Sweet. All signed up.
Excellent! Glad you'll be joining us. As John said, talk some buddies into making the trip with you.
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Some hardware that will be in attendance...
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:42 PM
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One more. One of my favorite photos...
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:26 PM
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Lets see if I can put a few pics of the birds I will try to get there. And the big local auction is next weekend. I will spread the word.
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:38 AM
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Ahhhh. A WWI buff. You'll have plenty of company. We're expecting plenty of WWI hardware at the event.
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Excited to announce that Carl Bachhuber has committed to the event! Carl has built and flown some legendarily LARGE models. Here are some photos of Carl and his aircraft at a past Fox Valley Aero Club Event. We're glad to have him back!

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Old 02-03-2014, 11:09 AM
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Those in the jet community likely know Dave Murray. He's got some mean hardware himself! Dave's in for the event as well.

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We're now up to 22 pre-registrations. Not bad considering there's still being 3 feet of snow on the ground in Chicago. Among those schedule to join us is Lewis "The General" Patton. Lewis puts together a "little" gathering known as Kentucky Jets, which draws 200+ pilots and is thought by many to be the premier jet event in the US. We're glad to have Lewis aboard!


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Gettin' closer. Time to do the touch up painting.
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Hey Guys!
Just a couple things here I believe need to be said. What a GREAT event! We do a lot of shows and this one ranks right up there with the best. A well-run show by a GREAT group of fliers. One of the more friendly group of guys you will ever meet with an amazing field and just a good feeling over-all. Here's hoping we made some new friends and that they will do this again next year. Thanks to everyone for a GREAT time!
Dave and Chris
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I had fun for the three days of the event. I think somebody kept saying that we should have fun. Thanks to all the people that ran this event. I thought that the guests really liked the noon time invite to talk to pilots and see the planes close up. Put this event on your books for next year people. Jeff
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Dave, Chris & Jeff:

Thank you all for the kind words. We had as great a time hosting the event as you had participating in it. We are grateful to all who attended. We had 54 pilots attend with a lot of flying on all three days. Not bad for an inaugural event! Events like this are successful because you guys fly your tails off.

We've already started discussing improvements for next year and hope to have registration open soon. We should also have some pictures up soon so those that didn't attend can see what they missed...
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Hey guys, I was at the event and took a ton of pictures! Enjoy! Feel free to spread these around!

http://rynwohld.smugmug.com/RC-Stuff...birds-and-Cla/

Here are a few favorites:





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Raylon:

Thanks for sharing the pictures. We should have more pictures up soon.
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We got some nice press from the Chicago suburban newspapers.

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/2...ews/140628608/

http://www.kcchronicle.com/2014/06/2...tival/aymm7a0/

The second link has a two minute video associated with the article.

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Great event - Had a great time helping great pilots - and enjoyed the great planes that were in attendance
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Fox Valley Aero Club's Windy City Warbirds and Classics event was beautifully run. The flight line was smooth and safe. There was a huge charging tent so your planes are safe and guarded over night. The facility is one of the best you will ever fly at and the club members are friendly and helpful. I'm looking forward to the 2015 event already. I'll be building something special this winter.
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Great event, Great people! Thank's for the GREAT pic's Raylon! Beautiful! Will be back next year for sure.
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SO.....where are the pictures from this years (2015) event. I could not make it due to a daughters wedding the same days. How was it? another good event I hope?

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