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  • 2018 Eastern USA Aerotow Events Schedule and Discussion

    Here we go! 2018 is on the way, time to get our collective acts together, put-in for vacation time, buy the bride some jewelry and get those sailplanes into the sky!

    Please reply below with updated information and I will continually update this first post (I will also delete comments as edits are reflected so things stay orderly). As always, once we have the list here fairly sorted, I will replicate it on other soaring forums and create an event for each on the ScaleSoaring.com Facebook page.

    I have included eastern Canada events on this list. Canadian clubs also have their own event forum -- please list your event with a new thread here: http://forum.scalesoaring.com/forum/.../events/canada

    Thanks to everyone who hosts an event! We appreciate you!


    Space Coast Aerotow (Confirmed)
    Cocoa, Florida
    March 17, 2018
    Club website: http://www.irks.org/
    REGISTRATION:


    9th Annual Cumberland Maryland Spring Soar For Fun (Confirmed)
    March 21 - March 25, 2018
    Wiley Ford, West Virginia
    Directions: http://highpoint-aviation.org/
    REGISTRATION:


    Team Gorgeous Spring Aerotow
    Midland, Virginia
    April ????????
    Flying Site: https://binged.it/2mUU3Ir
    REGISTRATION:


    Southeast Regional Aero Tow (Confirmed)
    Mack Hodges' Field, Andersonville, Georgia
    April 12-17, 2018
    http://www.hodgeshobbies.com/
    REGISTRATION:


    RC Propbusters 2018 New England Aerotow (Confirmed)
    Salem, Connecticut
    Thursday, May 17 - Sunday, May 20, 2018
    http://www.rcpropbusters.com/
    REGISTRATION:


    Michigan Radio Control Association Aerotow
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    May ???????????
    http://mrcaclub.org/
    REGISTRATION:


    Windy Ridge RC Finger Lakes Aero Tow (Confirmed)
    Hammondsport, New York
    May 31 - June 3, 2018
    Club website: https://www.rcflightdeck.com/club.cfm?id=1283
    REGISTRATION:


    The Horizon Hobby AeroTow USA (Confirmed)
    Monticello, Illinois
    June 13-17, 2018
    Illini Glider Club at Piatt County Airport
    Directions to field:http://www.illinigliderclub.org/
    REGISTRATION:


    SLED-WORKS Aero Tow (Confirmed)
    Owatonna, Minnesota
    July 12-15, 2018
    Visit www.sled-works.com for registration and photos of previous events
    See www.owatonna-rc-modelers.com for information about the field


    6th Annual Cumberland Maryland Summer Soaring (Confirmed)
    July 18 - July 22, 2018
    Wiley Ford, West Virginia
    Directions: http://highpoint-aviation.org/
    REGISTRATION:


    Frankenmuth Aerotow Festival (Confirmed)
    Frankenmuth, MI
    July 28-29, 2018
    Club Site: https://www.flyfrankenmuth.com/
    REGISTRATION:


    Lancaster Area Soaring Society, LASS Aerotow (Planned)
    Manheim, Pennsylvania
    August 24-26, 2018
    Club Site: http://www.lassrc.org/
    REGISTRATION:


    Winamac Aerotow
    Winamac, Indiana
    August ??????????????
    Contact Tim at 219-688-3984
    REGISTRATION:


    Quebec CanAm Aerotow
    Sainte-Julie, Canada (close to Montreal)
    August ??????
    Club website: http://c2vm.org/wp/
    REGISTRATION:


    Ottawa Aerotow
    Arnprior, Ontario, Canada
    September ????????
    Club website: http://www.arnpriorradiocontrolclub.com/


    The Sky High Aerotow (Planned)
    Muncy, Pennsylvania
    September 13-16, 2018 with casual flying Thursday afternoon after field set-up.
    Hosted by Mark Eisele and your pals at ScaleSoaring.com
    REGISTRATION:


    Clover Creek Aerodrome Aero-Tow (Confirmed)
    Toone, Tennessee
    September 13-16, 2018
    http://www.clovercreekaerodrome.net/
    REGISTRATION:


    Black Dirt Squadron Aerotow
    Goshen, New York
    October ????????????????
    http://www.blackdirtsquadron.org/
    REGISTRATION:


    NARCA 9th Annual Aerotow
    Huntsville, Alabama
    October ??????????
    Club website: http://www.flynarca.com/
    REGISTRATION:


    52nd Annual Cumberland Maryland Soar For Fun (Confirmed)
    Wiley Ford, West Virginia
    October 31 - November 4, 2018
    Directions: http://highpoint-aviation.org/



    It's going to be another fantastic year!

    Steve
    Team JR Air ............You can't buy happiness. But, you can buy a sailplane and that's pretty darn close.

  • #2
    Team Gorgeous Aerotow will be happening in April of 2018......we are just waiting to hear back from Neil Huffman as to the exact dates we can have the field. As soon as we get the dates we will start a thread and update here.
    TEAM GORGEOUS

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    • Steve P
      Steve P commented
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      Thanks, Tom.

    • Tom
      Tom commented
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      So I talked with Neil Huffman and April is full.....Easter is one weekend, there is a full size meet one weekend, ESL is another and they are doing a F3J contest on the last weekend.....he said we can have the first weekend in May the 4th-6th.....that’s 2 weekends before the Prop Busters so not that bad of a spread. If people are interested in going I’ll secure the weekend.

  • #3
    The Horizon Hobby Aerotow is June 13-17th

    I understand this is the last year the event will be held at the Illini Glider Port, so if you've never been there or love flying at that field as much as everyone else, this is your last chance.
    Team Horizon Hobby

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    • #4
      Is there going to be a new location?

      Steve K

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      • #5
        To be determined
        Team Horizon Hobby

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        • #6
          Steve P, I just got home from Clover Creek where we discussed the 2018 Schedule. We are planning on the 13-16 Sep for the 2018 Clover Creek Aero Tow.
          Gil

          Gil R Major
          912 604 1087

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          • ARUP
            ARUP commented
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            Great! I'll be there! The Dayton Ohio Dawn Patrol is Sept 23-23, 2018 so I can make both!

        • #7
          Steve,

          Space Coast Aero Tow will be March 17.

          South East Regional Aero Tow will be April 12-15.

          Kris

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          • #8
            Sled works in Minnesota likely to be the second weekend of July but yet to be final
            kevin

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            • #9
              Frankenmuth Aerotow Festival
              Frankenmuth, MI
              July 28-29, 2018
              Club Site: https://www.flyfrankenmuth.com/

              New Event - Background Info

              I have CD'd warbird events for a bunch of years at PMAC, but hosting aerotow events is still new to me. While we have tugs known good for up to 3-4m sailplanes I'm hoping larger tugs will make themselves known to me before the event so I can promote it.

              Frankenmuth is a great sailplane field and the club really had a great time hosting us last year. I joined the club to host this event just one week after my joining... lol

              We had a great time last year with our test invitational. Stephane and his crew made the invitational a great success.This year he may be traveling abroad during our event.

              Tug drivers please let me know you plan to attend and any details that would help me help you Tug details, dates attending, needs, etc.

              Thanks for helping us get a new event off the ground. We're having a great time and learning fast !!

              Email: pmacjoe@gmail.com


              Joe


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              • #10
                Post #1 above should be current. Please double check your event as in late January I'll start posting the list on other forums, Facebook, etc. Please let me know if there are any changes, corrections, etc. needed.

                If you are all set and locked-in, please complete your host registration so that people can start registering themselves for your event. This has proven a great service and ideal for planning food, etc. https://www.scalesoaring.com/host-registration

                Happy New Year!

                Steve
                Team JR Air ............You can't buy happiness. But, you can buy a sailplane and that's pretty darn close.

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                • #11
                  The official date for the Sled-Works Aerotow in Owatonna, MN is July 12-15.

                  See you there!

                  Larry

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                  • Steve P
                    Steve P commented
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                    Thanks, Larry!

                • #12
                  Wanted to be sure folks saw Tom’s post in 2.2 above...

                  So I talked with Neil Huffman and April is full.....Easter is one weekend, there is a full size meet one weekend, ESL is another and they are doing a F3J contest on the last weekend.....he said we can have the first weekend in May the 4th-6th.....that’s 2 weekends before the Prop Busters so not that bad of a spread. If people are interested

                  Thoughts?
                  Team JR Air ............You can't buy happiness. But, you can buy a sailplane and that's pretty darn close.

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                  • JimD
                    JimD commented
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                    That could work okay for me, but it is also not that far away for me either.
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