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Eastern Shore Aeromodelers Club Hosts Invitational Jet Rally

Eastern Shore Aeromodelers Club Hosts Invitational Jet Rally

Eastern Shore Aeromodelers Club  #4095  (ESAC) hosted its first ever Jet Rally at the field on Saturday, April 29.  The club now has 4 Turbine Waiver pilots with Tom Perkin being the latest to join the ranks flying his qualifying flight at the event with Andy Kane, CD/Turbine Waiver holder and Dennis Blades, Event coordinator/Turbine Waiver holder providing the required signatures on the Waiver Application. Larry Roper of Boomerang RC Jets and Steven Goler District 1 AVP) were in attendance all the way from Maine. It has long been a club goal to share the wide open field with as many AMA hobbyists as possible, and hosting a Jet Event was the latest effort.  ESAC currently hosts an annual Control Line event and two IMAC competitions during a normal year.  Sharing our wonderful field with the public and other AMA members is one way to keep the hobby alive.  Several invited pilots were unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts, but an open invitation is extended to come fly any time.  In addition to Tom obtaining his waiver, the folks from Boomerang RC Jets set up a buddy box and invited members to fly.  It was totally amazing that total strangers would be invited to experience turbine jet flight with the AMA card as the only requirement.  What a great hobby and what a great experience to meet new friends like this. While lunch was cooking Gary asked permission to fly his QuadCopter (AKA ‘drone’) and let some of the spectators and members try it out. A link to the video from part of that flight:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6tlS3cVBMs Some pictures...

District IV Represents at FAI World Championships for Space Models

Members from District IV joined space modelers from around the country to represent the USA in the recent FAI World Championships held in Lviv, Ukraine from 8/24- 8/30. The contest consisted of flying multiple space modeling disciplines to determine the best individual and teams in each event. The US team consisted of 39 fliers and supporters, in both the junior (under 18) and senior divisions. Each event category is flown by a team of up to 3 pilots. Each day of the contest has 2 events for the seniors and 2 events for the juniors. The same 8 categories are normally flown: S1- Altitude. Who goes the highest, using an electronic altimeter to score the flights. S3- Parachute duration. Use 2 models to fly 3 times, try and score a 5 minute max. S4- Boost glider duration. A rocket-powered, free-flight glider, 3 minute max. S5- Scale altitude. Model a real rocket, then see who goes the highest, scale score + altitude = place. S6- Streamer duration. Use 2 models to fly 3 times, try and score a 3 minute max. S7- Scale. Build a replica of a real rocket, and make a successful flight. S8- RC rocket glider. Rocket powered thermal seeking gliders. District IV attendees were: Stoil Avramov from MD flying Jr S2P, S3, S4 and S8D Dimitre Avramov from MD as a supporter Jim Filler from MD flying Sr S3 and S5 Kevin Johnson from MD flying Sr S8E John Langford from VA Sr Team Manager Jay Marsh from NC flying Sr S6 Dave O’Bryan from MD flying Sr S4 and S6 Ed Pearson from MD FAI...