Aug 072009

As in the past year, the event will be held on the third weekend in August (August 21-23, 2009). This follows up our hugely successful events in the last two years. We’ll have electric tugs that have demonstrated their ability to tow 15+lb sailplanes. If you don’t have a scale sailplane, bring any sailplane with a tow release. E-powered sailplanes will be allowed anytime all three days but must yield to towed and un-powered sailplanes. We have a large, mowed field, for gentle take-offs and landings.

Watch this space for details as they become available. In the meantime, RCGroups has a thread for your entertainment. Our friends at the ISSA helped with promoting the event by adding it to their calendar – thank you!

The AMR Twins are making waves on RCGroups. Below are two videos of the check-out flights.

We recommend pre-registration by adding a comment to this message to avoid frequency conflicts and to track how many are attending.

Where: Newark, Delaware – SKSS Big Pond Field
When: August 21-23, 2009
Check-in: 9am
Landing fee: $20/day, $30 for three days

After you’ve registered, please send your tow fee to:

Robert McCoy
1103 Barley Mill Rd
Wilmington, DE 19807

Be sure to put “SKSS Aero Tow” on the check.

Directions can be found here.

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There are several hotels in the Newark area if you’re staying over the weekend. Hotel #1 is the closest to the field. All are within a few minutes drive.

If you want to bring the family, there are several local attractions:

What to do in Delaware
Longwood Gardens
Tax Free Shopping

We fly within the State Park system so there is an entrance fee: $3/day for Delaware registered vehicles and $6/day for non-Delaware registered vehicles.

Some of the gliders expected to be in attendance: