September Thermal Duration Contest: Heats up after Cool Morning

Bob G. (left to right), Rich R. and the Mark M. and Brendan team fly during yesterday’s 5-round Thermal Duration contest in Foley, Mo on Saturday September 10, 2022. Nine flyers flew for four hours as temps rose from 70-85 F. Light and variable conditions changed to a light southeast breeze. The contest was nearly accident free – one midair caused a flyer a round. – Read MoreScores

Next Event:

Hand Launch Contest

Saturday Oct. 1
Location: Main Field


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Events Calendar

September 24
Hand Launch Contest (Makeup)

October 1
Hand Launch Contest

October 8
Thermal Duration Contest

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.

2022 – Longest Flights

Bob G. – 33 minutes – 33 seconds (9/14/22)

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

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.

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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