Countdown – April Fun Fly

  

’24 Thermal Duration Season Opener – A new chapter?
Full story out tomorrow

Bill O walks his UNL glider back to the pit area after a long and successful day on Saturday April 13, 2024. Today’s entire contest in a time lapse video – a club first. They are tired and resting after a long contest day – the first TD contest of 2024. Dan G / MVSA

2024 Auction – Donations Raised Money for the Club

Robert S, MVSA President, auctions off items ranging from a women’s electric razor to a 1970’s era Sailaire glider to benefit the club on Tuesday April 2, 2024 in St.Louis, MO. Fifteen members enjoyed dollar roll sandwiches and soft drinks as they bid on items donated by fellow club members. The annual auction is a club tradition. The 150 inch wingspan Sailiare sold for $50. It was one of the most competitive gliders in the mid-1970s. Video by MVSA

Hand Launch Contest Launches ’24 Contest Season

Saturday ended a week of blustery days and the taunt of a national storm. Chatter on the club’s Google group speculated as to the “go” or “No Go” status of the first contest of the 2024 season. – Read More

Next Event:

April Thermal Duration Contest
April 13
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Events Calendar

Thermal Duration Contest
April 13

Fun Fly
April 20

Our webmaster’s plane as it came very close to club President Robert S.’s Volo glider today at the main field. There was no “physical interaction” in the air but it’s all part of learning. Although tomorrow’s ALES contest was cancelled good temperatures and a little sun brought eight members out to fly today. According to the forecast today was the last flying day until next Wednesday. – Dan G./ MVSA Webmaster
A few of us flew Sunday March 10th.

’23 One Last Time

The first contest of 2024 is on Saturday just 48 hours away. As we get ready to fly a new season, this an appropriate time to take one last look back at our club in 2023. – Read More


11 Celebrate 2024 New Year with
Annual “Frozen Fingers” Event

Eleven brave 35F temps to fly in the annual Frozen Fingers Fun Fly at the main field on January 1, 2024. Robert S. makes his first flight in months and the field saw it’s first crash of the year. Most made their first flight of the year but the frigid temps kept the event to 90-minutes. The 2024 competition season will begin on March 2nd with a Hand Launch / DLG contest.

Bob G.

1st Unlimited
1st RES
1st 2-Meter

Wayne W.

1st ALES
1st hand Launch

Dave Q.

2nd Unlimited
3rd ALES

Rich S.

2nd RES
2nd Hand Launch
3rd 2-Meter

Bill O.

3rd Unlimited
2nd 2-Meter
Longest Flight
(55:05)

Brian

2nd ALES

Kevin C.

3rd Hand Launch

Dan G.

3rd RES

2024 – Longest Flights

Bob G.
35 Minutes, 35 Seconds (2/3/24)
Wayne W.
33:01 (12/23/23)
Dave Q.
27:19 (11/18/23)

Club Champions – 2023 Season

Winter Flying

In our club “Maiden Flights” are a big deal. The goal is always to complete the test flights without incident and move on to learning the plane deeper. Read More —->

NOTE: AMA Members welcome to compete. Guests & Volunteers welcome. On Thermal Duration and 2-Meter Fun Fly contests we can always use volunteers to time flights and help manage the contest. All non-club members must make request to attend using our Contact Us form.