Spring Fling at Standley Lake Benefiting St. Baldricks

The weather couldn’t have been nicer for a float fly for those that stayed home because of the forecast really missed out! Yep the weatherman missed it. Saturday was a perfect day for a float fly.

We had 35 pilots signed in and a large group of spectators to watch and enjoy the day. To all of you that came out to support the event, a big THANK YOU!

We raised $700.00 for St. Baldricks Childhood Cancer Research and I’m sure we will do even better for them this fall.

Thank you again, Jim Manley A.A.M. President

Photo credits: Lee Jay Fingersh

Additional photos can be found here.

Aeromodeling at the Hanger 2014

The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum held its annual “Aeromodeling at the Hangar” event on Saturday February 15th.  This event is to help introduce the public to all forms of model aviation from modeling to free flight to radio controlled flight and was attended by clubs and hobby shops from up and down the Front Range.  The Arvada Associated Modelers was well represented with a large group of members displaying planes, doing actual flight demonstrations, working a flight simulator, and visiting with people of all ages that were interested in RC flying.

Photo credits: Lee Jay Fingersh

Frozen Finger Fun Fly 2014

What a great way and a great day to ring in the New Year. The wind was light, the temperature was tolerable, and the sun was peeking out. Seven contestants showed up with their eye on the prize of the coveted Frozen Finger trophy. Last year’s winner Dennis McNally brought the trophy, but didn’t compete. Events included a timed ground event through an obstacle course, a timed loop and landing, and a spot landing event. All planes survived the first event, but the second event knocked out two planes. Don’t ask Jim Manley what caused his plane to became the first casualty of the New Year. After the final event, points were tallied and indicated that Lanny Hansen was winner of the Expert class, and J.D. LaVasseur won in the Novice class and took home the trophy. Thanks go out to all contestants and spectators, who help make this such a fine event every year.

Arvada Harvest Festival 2013

The Arvada Harvest Festival is an entire weekend of activities starting Friday evening and running through Sunday afternoon (9/6 – 9/8) put on and sponsored by the Arvada Jaycees. There is a parade held Saturday morning with well over 100 entries consisting of schools, businesses, clubs, and other organizations from the Arvada area. The Arvada Associated Modelers is proud of our affiliation with the city of Arvada, the Arvada Parks and Recreation Department, and the Arvada Jaycees Harvest Festival.

In support of these efforts, we are honored to enter a float in the parade each year along with sponsoring and putting on a free air show at our airpark Saturday afternoon for over 700 people. Not only does the air show bring in flyers from up and down the entire Front Range and provide drawings for free giveaways, but the Arvada Fire Department brought a truck to spend the afternoon visiting with people and, again this year, Flight-for-Life stopped by with their helicopter to greet and meet area residents. Three of the most popular events are always the candy drop from R/C planes, flight simulators for everyone to try, and the “You Can Fly Too” program that gives kids a chance to fly a R/C trainer with one of our instructors.

Photo credits: Lee Jay Fingersh

Additional photos can be found here.