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  • New England Aerotow May 18-21 - Salem, Connecticut

    It's time again to fly your scale and electric sailplanes in beautiful New England.

    RC Propbusters 2017 New England Aerotow
    Salem, Connecticut
    Thursday, May 18 - Sunday, May 21, 2017


    CLUB SITE AND DIRECTIONS: http://www.rcpropbusters.com/

    REGISTRATION: https://www.scalesoaring.com/new-england-registration

    Towing from a manicured grass field, the surrounding farm fields and rural terrain produces fantastic thermal activity!

    The Connecticut coast has lots to offer including beaches, great seafood, the historic town of Mystic and the Mystic Seaport, ocean beaches of Rhode Island and the 24-7 action at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casino Resorts. Towns of Norwich, New London, Groton, Flanders, Niantic, Mystic, Lyme and Westerly offer a range of accommodations.

    WELCOME BEGINNERS: If you've ever had an interest in scale soaring aero tow, please join us for some hands-on learning. If you own a scale sailplane or are interested in getting started, we'll be certain to help you understand the basics, get some stick time, and come away ready to take on future aero tows with the skills and confidence you'll need.

    All forms of electric-powered sailplanes are welcome to fly during this event. No winches or highstarts.
    Team JR Air ............. "There is no substitute for aspect ratio" -R. Eppler

  • #2
    Love this place... Registered and will be camping.

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    • #3
      Thanks to those who have registered. We're getting close -- just 10 days to go! If you are planning on attending please do click the link above and register.

      We should have a great fleet of tow planes ready to take your scale ships for a ride!
      Team JR Air ............. "There is no substitute for aspect ratio" -R. Eppler

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      • #4
        ....wish I could join you all ...but I shall be in Santa Fe

        Matt

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        • #5
          Looking forward to seeing everyone next week. It should be another great event.
          Time to dust off the sailplanes and head out to the field.
          Team Horizon Hobby

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          • #6
            Will be there. Registered and camping.

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            • #7
              I'm picking up the trailer tomorrow and de-winterizing it over the weekend... Heading to White River Junction VT on Tuesday and Salem by Wednesday. Looking forward to some great flying. It will be my first time out this year.

              Aurele Alain

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              • #8
                Will be stopping on the second half of Thursday with the ASW, see you all there!

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                • #9
                  Looking forward to seeing you Dan, Aurele, and Jeff.
                  I'm excited for some booming thermals. I was talking to a club member who was flying this on Monday when a thermal took his plane almost out of sight. He said it was crazy lift.

                  Lets hope for excellent weather again this year.

                  Team Horizon Hobby

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                  • #10
                    Time to spin up to flying mode. Will be there Thursday morning. Flying through Saturday for sure. Sunday is in question with a family event I need to attend. May get part of the day in.

                    The forecast (which we never look at) is looking great.

                    See you all soon.

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                    • #11
                      In case any early arrivals are planning to fly before 1:30 tomorrow. The Orange One will be tweeting at the Coast Guard graduation.


                      An FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for New London, Connecticut and the surrounding areas for Wednesday, May 17th at 10:00 am EST to 1:30 pm EST. The TFR is issued for security purposes to cover VIP movement in this area. Outdoor radio control model aircraft operations are prohibited within the 30nm circle for the specific times listed below. Control Line and Free Flight modelers should use discretion when operating within the TFR. Please note that TFRs are subject to change with very short notice. Check back often for the most current NOTAM/TFR information.

                      Area A
                      Airspace Definition:
                      • Center: On the GROTON VOR/DME (GON) 335 degree radial at 2.6 nautical miles. (Latitude: 41º21'50"N, Longitude: 72º05'15"W)
                      • Radius: 30 nautical miles
                      • Altitude: From the surface up to and including 17999 feet MSL
                      Effective Date(s):
                      From May 17, 2017 at 1400 UTC (May 17, 2017 at 1000 EDT)
                      To May 17, 2017 at 1730 UTC (May 17, 2017 at 1330 EDT)

                      Area B

                      Airspace Definition:
                      • Center: On the GROTON VOR/DME (GON) 335 degree radial at 2.6 nautical miles. (Latitude: 41º21'50"N, Longitude: 72º05'15"W)
                      • Radius: 11 nautical miles
                      • Altitude: From the surface up to and including 17999 feet MSL
                      Effective Date(s):
                      From May 17, 2017 at 1400 UTC (May 17, 2017 at 1000 EDT)
                      To May 17, 2017 at 1730 UTC (May 17, 2017 at 1330 EDT)

                      TFR - 7/5170
                      Team JR Air ............. "There is no substitute for aspect ratio" -R. Eppler

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                      • #12
                        We've been blessed with four days of perfect weather forecast. We get started in just two hours from now!
                        Team JR Air ............. "There is no substitute for aspect ratio" -R. Eppler

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                        • #13
                          For us in the Midwest who have been under grey clouds and LOTS of rain for several days now, please send some pictures with the perfect weather and beautiful planes!

                          Tim

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                          • Steve P
                            Steve P commented
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                            Sorry to hear.
                            Jeff Duhaime is on site so there will be some great shots.

                        • #14
                          Just a quick video of today's action.

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                          • #15
                            That never gets old.
                            Team Horizon Hobby

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