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Senior Pattern Aerobatics

by Johnny Hunt   October 11, 2019

I was at the SPA event the Fort Worth Thunderbirds’s RC club put on last Saturday October 5th. It was a beautiful day and lots of flying.

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 Judges hard at work Flying maneuvers smoothly 


IMAC Event, El Paso

by Tom Holmsley   April 30, 2019

The 2nd Annual Southwest and South Central Smackdown International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) Meet at the Border was hosted by The Horizon City RC flyers at Danny's field April 27th and 28th, 2019 in El Paso.

There were 27 flyers from the combined South Central and Southwest IMAC regions. Those coordinating the event where Texas Regional Director and CD Dan Powell from Callisburg, Texas; CD Mike Taylor from the Horizon Club; Amanda Coke, AMA District 8 Contest Coordinator from Dalhart, Texas; and Alex Dreiling, Southwest IMAC Regional Director from Phoenix.

The photo below shows Dan Powell, Texas Regional IMAC Director on the left followed by the winners from left to right.
1st Unlimited: Alex Dreiling, SW
1st Advanced and 2nd in Seniors: Michael Marcellin, SW
1st Freestyle: Mel Nipkow, SW
2nd Sportsman: Richard Crutchfield, SW
1st Sportsman: Mike Triebe, SW
3rd Seniors: Jacques Telles, SW
1st Basic: Jimmy Allen, SC
3rd Basic: Amanda Coke, SC
3rd Sportsman: Allen Delger, SC
1st Intermediate: Rhett Lambert, SC
2nd Basic: Joe Adame, SC
Rudy Voldrich, Contestant Intermediate, SC

Congratulations to the Southwest Region who took the trophy as overall winner.

This outstanding IMAC event was the 2nd for the Horizon Club, and they are hoping to sponsor it again next year.

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 Alex Dreiling, Southwest Regional Director, 1st Unlimited, and high score trophy Contest winners as shown above. 


New At This!!

by Stan Kopreski   January 28, 2019

This is my first post, and I am still learning how to use this page.. BUT, stay tuned, I intend to catch you up on the 2018 events that were held in Central Arkansas.. As of this writing, it looks like I will be covering as much of Dist VIII as I can this year..I mostly fly scale helicopters and also scale planes, from small electrics to large gassers.
If I can be of any help, please feel free to contact me.. Usually 9am till 8pm

Thank You,

Stan Kopreski

 My 2012 Scale NATS winner 


IMAC Competition, Horizon City RC Fliers

by Tom Holmsley   May 4, 2018

A great International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) Smack Down event was held April 28 and 29 at the Horizon City RC Fliers Club field near El Paso. There were 22 fliers from the combined Southwest and South Central IMAC Regions. This includes Louisana, Mississippi, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, and Arkansas. Those coordinating the event were Southwest Regional Director Doug Pilcher from Sherman, Texas, Area Director Rich Whitlow from Baton Rouge, Lousiana, Area Director Dave Powell from Sherman Texas, and Mike Taylor and others from the Horizon City Club. Competition was divided into Basic, Sportsman, Intermediate, Advanced, and Unlimited classes with 10 maneuvers in each class. There was no limitation as to the type of plane, but there was a size restriction of 48 inch wing span up to 42 percent, and no minimun age. In this event, Rhett Lambert, age 15, was the youngest contestant, and he was first in Sportsman Class and Freestyle. He attended the NATS in Muncie and is qualified to compete in World competition.
The winners in each class were:
Free Style, Danny Sander
Sportsman, Rhett Lambert (and Freestyle)
Intermediate, Michael Marcellin (and Raw Score)
Advanced, Randy Wagner
Unlimited, Bill Adams (and Seniors over 50)
Their photos are shown below.
This outstanding IMAC event was the first for the Horizin City RC Fliers and already plans are being considered for next year.
Congratulations to all for making this such a fine event.

 L to R Randy Wagner, Michael Marcellin, Bill Adams, Danny Sander, Rhett Lamber 


RMFM Fall Pattern Classic

by Brian Regan   September 20, 2015

This weekend RMFM had their Fall Pattern Classic. I went out on Sunday to watch al little. Jeff Hill was the CD and did a good job. Bob Thompson was there to help. This event would not have happened at RMFM's field with out all the work Bob did. Thanks Bob.
There were 16 pilots. The flew 4 rounds on a very windy Saturday. On Sunday the wind was much nicer with low temps. They flew 2 more rounds and the unknown round on Sunday. Every one I talked to seemed to be having a good time. RMFM did a good job and would like to see more flyers come out in the spring for their next pattern contest.
This was a good event and well worth the time to come out and fly.
Thanks RMFM for putting on a good event.


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 The flyers and their planes. Trying to gather the pilots for a picture. 


Abilene Radio control imac tune up

by Tony Breyen   July 11, 2015

A great turnout at the abilene radio control club 3D and IMAC tuneup today 20+ 42% airplanes. From Texas and Oklahoma getting ready for the next major competition and a meet to be held here next year. Instead of the usual hamburger we had barbecue ,potato salad and banana pudding a great lunch Very friendly bunch of guys would definitely suggest coming fly with them.



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