August Thermal Duration Contest: Cool Morning Heats up

Larry A. measures the landing of his 2 Meter glider at the MVSA August Thermal Duration Contest in Foley, MO on Saturday August 13, 2022. Larry took home 1st place honors in the 2 Meter (2M) class. The weather began cooler than normal but warmed up as the near cloudless blue sky day carried on. An early start and a competitor vote opened the door for a rare 5-round contest.

Next Event:

Food, Folks, Fun Fly

Saturday August 20
Location: TBD


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Events Calendar

August 20
Food, Folks, Fun Fly

September 3
Hand Launch

September 10
Thermal Duration

September 17
Food, Folks, Fun Fly

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.

Final Flight – Nelson Itterly – June 30, 2022

Members remember longtime member “Nelson” as a kind teacher, hand launch flyer and glider / builder designer. Pictured, he holds one of his own designs – an up-scaled hand launch design called “Datalus:. The design was extremely light and used a thick slow flying wing. Members recall a time when he trimmed the plane out, put down the transmitter, went to do something and returned to the fly the plane. He passed away on June 30, 2022.

2022 – Longest Flights

Bryan G. – 27 minutes – 4 seconds (3/15/22)

Bob G. – 23 minutes – 0 seconds (3/15/22)

10 Flyers come out for a rare crisp 60 degree day in St.Louis

Club Champions – 2021 Season

Bob G.

1st Overall
1st RES
2nd Unlimited
1st 2-Meter
3rd ALES

Wayne W.

2nd Overall
1st Unlimited
1st ALES
1st Hand Launch

Dan G.

3rd Overall
2nd RES
3rd 2-Meter

Robert S.

2rd Unlimited
3rd Hand Launch

Bill O.

2nd 2-Meter
3rd RES

Larry A.

2nd ALES

Dave Q.

2nd Hand Launch

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