Warm Quiet Air Brings Three to the Field
Rich & Wayne Vie for 2023 Class Title

Rich S. preps for another flight with Kevin C (left) and Wayne W. (right) in the June Hand Launch (DLG) Contest at the main field on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Light conditions made for an ideal day for the three. Rich S. won the day and pulls ahead of Wayne in the HL class title race by some 90 points out of 2,000. There are four monthly contests down and five remaining for the season which ends in November.

Next Event:

June Thermal Duration Contest
9AM Location TBA


Events Calendar

June 10
Thermal Duration Contest

June 17
Fun Fly

June 24
ALES Contest

Winter Flying

Club Champions – 2022 Season

Bob G.

1st Overall
1st Unlimited
1st RES
2nd 2-Meter

Bill O.

2nd Overall
1st 2-Meter
2nd RES

Rich R.

3rd Overall
3rd RES

Robert S.

2nd Unlimited
2nd Hand Launch

Dave Q.

3rd Unlimited
3rd Hand Launch-Meter

Larry A.

3rd 2-Meter

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.

2023 – Longest Flights

Bob G. 25 minutes, 25 seconds (2/20/23)

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

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