November Blue Sky Day Caps 2023 Season

Rich S. launches is 2 Meter glider towards the end of the November 2023 Thermal Duration contest in Foley, Mo on Saturday November 11, 2023. Rich S. finished 1st in RES but last in 2M on the day. He takes home a 2nd place title in RES for the season. —> Ready Story

Hand Launch: Wayne Eeks Out ’23 Hand Launch Title by 30.23 out of 4,000 pts.

Wayne (left) out flies Rich S. (center) in a season ending cliffhanger. Kevin takes home 3rd place for the ’23 season.

Next Event:

Fun Fly
Sunday Dec. 10
Club Christmas Party


Events Calendar

November 4
Hand Launch Contest

Nov. 11
Thermal Duration Contest

Dec. 10
Christmas Party

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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