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Classic Pattern & Swap Meet Saturday October 7


Classic Pattern Group 2016The PVMAC will be holding a Classic Pttern event taking place on saturday, October 7th.  There will be an optional date of Sunday October 8th if it rains Saturday. This event is only $20 to enter and is a great way to get into the sport.  We will plan on a 4 round contest 

A pancake breakfast and hamburger/hotdog lunch will be served.  

A classic Pattern contest brings back competition of the 1970's and 1980's. Many of the participants will even fly with airplanes, radios and engines of the era - although this does not help with the scores.
Almost any 40 - 60 size airplane glow or electric is allowed to fly in the Pre-Novice and Novice classes. Advanced and Expert classes, we like to see an airplane more of the era. There are a couple ARF's that you can buy today, the most popular is probably the Tower Kaos 60 and 40. We are looking for a style of flying, one maneuver at a time as indicated on the "call card". Can you fly a straight line? Can you roll? How about a loop - or 3 loops. Classic Pattern Association (www.classicpatternassociation.com) is a site you might want to look at.  There is a membership fee of $15.00 a year but membership is not required to join our event. The site will also have the "call cards" as well as a written description of the maneuvers.
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Give Classic Pattern a try!
You probably already have an airplane you can enter.

Note: The 400 foot altitude restriction is in place. Fire Extinguisher required in your pit area.

You will be asked to spot for the next pilot after your round - a lookout for full-scale aircraft.

Field closed to open flying. AMA sanction received.

 

 

 

Scale Squadron's Warbirds and Classics

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Wings Over Prado 2015 Recap

wings over prado 2015 logo 300The Wings Over Prado Scale Fun Fly Event has come and gone, and was a huge success.   Dispite the weather trying its best to put a damper on things, pilots and spectators alike managed to have a great time catching up with old friends, making new ones, and of course flying.  

With 55 registered pilts there were plenty of great looking aircraft everywhere you look in the air and on the ground.  It was amazing to see the craftmanship and attention to detail on so many of the models, and Large Scale models were very popular this year.  It was also nice to see there was an even mix of Electric and gas models flying throughout the weekend.  

Fridays weather was a bit cold, and the winds kicked up a bit in the late morning, but the rain stayed away which made for a good day of flying.  By Saturday, everyone was ready to kick it into high gear, with all the Pilot stations full most of the time.   Saturdays weather, was much the same, until about 2:30pm when the rain finally decided to hit Prado field,  But by then almost everyone had their fill of great flying.   There were some great prizes that were raffled off in a hurry due to the impending rain, but many folks went home happy with some new toys.   

The only bummer was that the evening banquet at the field had to be canceled due to the cold and rainy weather.  But that doesn't mean that people went hungry.  The grill was going from morning until afternoon, turning some of the best pancakes, burgers and hot dogs, along with some great french fries thanks to a portable deep fryer.  

Sunday made was the best day weather wise for flying and the people who remained enjoyed the best weather that southern california has to offer and no one seemed eager to go home. 

The usual group of volunteers turned up to help make the event a success, but this time around we had many more spectators than usual.  There were many familar faces coming out to support the club, as well as some new ones coming out to see what all the excitement was about. The PVMAC and Board would like to thank everyone who helped make this event possible. A special thanks goes  to Joni Whitsitt and Randy Wilber for thier dedication and tremendous effort in putting this event together, as without thier tireless dedication, this event would not have happened.   

Here is a list of the awards Given out at the event.

1st Place Bi-Plane: Rich Pandis, Fokker D7thumb 7L1V4997 211
1st Place Civilian: Kyle Goodwine, Circus 22 thumb 7L1V5022 211
1st Place Multi-Engine: Keith Costas, Martin B-10thumb P4250446
1st Place EDF Jet: Bret Hecht, Bryon F-15thumb 7L1V3687 211
1st Place Detailed ARF: Paul Smith, A-10 Warthog
1st Place Military: Chris Wolfe, Mirage III RS EDFthumb 7L1V2443 211
2nd Place Military: Chris Spangenberg, Newport 28thumb 7L1V4483 211
3rd Place Military: Gregg Minden, Tucanothumb 7L1V2774 211
1st Place People's Choice: Rich Pandis, Skymaster F-4 Phantom EDFthumb 7L1V4995 211
2nd Place People's Choice: Bret Hecht, Bryon F-15thumb 7L1V5072 211

 

We have a photo gallery up with Tons of great photos provided courtisy of Larry Griffiths a.k.a. twoeleven. He has a great eye and the photos are tac sharp thanks to his high end gear, so I know you'll enjoy them as much as I have, Thank you Larry.   

2015 Wings Over Prado Gallery. 

Wings Over Prado April 24-26 2015

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The PVMAC is proud to announce that we will be bringing back an event that has been on haitus for the last couple years. The Wings Over Prado, (Formerly Wings Over Chino), is a scale RC aircraft fly-in  that willl be held on Friday April 24th through Sunday April 26th 2015 and features all scale warbirds, scale civilian, scale edf Jets, and Sport Scale Aircraft

Landing fee is just $30  which includes an Event Ballcap.   The event is an AMA Sanctioned Event so current AMA membership is required.   Our snack bar will be open for breakfast and lunch serving up good tasting hot food, and ice cold drinks.  A Saturday night banquet will be held at the field and will be an Italian dinner which includes a salad and soft drinks.

We will be providing a manned central charging station  with power for up to 16 chargers, each  with 12v/16 Amps of output.  Vendors will also be onsite showing the latest and greatest electric RC products. 

Awards will be presented for Best Detailed ARF, Military, Civilian, EDF jet, Biplane, Multi engine, Peoples choice and Presidents award.

Overnight on-site Dry Camping is available for a $10/Day fee, or you may try to reserve a Full Hookup camping spot at Prado Regional Park, which is less than 2 miles away or reserve one of the Hotels are nearby.

Please check back for further details.

 new sticker The Pre-Registration is now open at RC flight deck, and you can register for the Italian dinner and a couple free How-To Classes at the same time.  Click here to register

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Event Power Station

Event Charging Table

New Prado Kitchen
     
 
 
 

2017 PVMAC Events

2017  PVMAC Events      
  • Oct 7th Classic Pattern and Swap Meet
    Prado Airpark, Chino CA
  • Dec 3rd Toys for Tots Fly In and Swap Meet
    Prado Airpark, Chino CA

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