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Colorado Pattern Challenge

June 14 - 16, 2024

This is your invitation to attend the 15th Annual Colorado Pattern Challenge (CPC) hosted by Arvada Associated Modelers (AAM).

Dates:  June 14 – 16, 2024 (field open on Friday 6/14, and dedicated all day for pattern practice only).

Events:  AA Pattern contest for RC Aerobatics for Sportsman, Intermediate, Advanced, Masters and FAI (Silver and P&F) (please see attached flyer below).

Entry Fee:  $45 – As always, lunch and refreshments will be provided (at no cost) on Friday/Saturday/Sunday.

EDF Pattern:  There will be 2 classes, each will fly 3 rounds for the weekend (additional cost $5).  More to come on that later.

NOTE:  Once again food is provided by Annie’s Cantina!


Please RSVP/Register at the NSRCA event listing below (or shoot me back an email), and as usual there will be no model restrictions for the Sportsman class (all model entries will be allowed):


Directions to our field are below:


Visit the following link to the NSRCA web-site to down-load the Aresti diagrams and Maneuver Descriptions for 2024-2025:


Additional EDF Pattern Event

Entry for EDF pattern will be an additional $5.  There will be 2 classes, each will fly 3 rounds for the weekend.  We’ll do the EDF classes (1 on each line) right after 2 rounds of AMA and FAI.  I will have 1 winner’s trophy for each class.  Details to follow regarding the sequences and classes.  Please note, there will be new EDF sequences this year.  If you plan to fly EDF, please let me know.


AAM continues to bring in great sponsorship from local and global suppliers.  The following is a partial list of confirmed and potential sponsors:


  2023 CPC Sponsors  
Boca Bearings Balsa USA F3A Unlimited
Sullivan Products Smart-Fly SIG MFG
APC RTL Fasteners BSI-Inc.


Other Notes and Information

Don’t forget that we (like most everyone else) utilize contestant judging… so please review your rulebook and help out (if asked) at the various contests throughout the season.

Please also feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the contest or need hotel recommendations, and please share this with your friends and fellow pattern flyers.

Camping at AAM Airpark

Campers and RVs are welcome, no hookups or A/C power, but we do have a solar battery charging station (with brand new batteries).  Field will be open for practice all week… contact me for a gate code if you’re coming in early.  Come as early as you like and stay as long as you want (no restrictions this year)!  See additional information below for off-site camping options.

Look forward to seeing you at the 2024 CPC,

Joe Pirozzoli, CD (Arvada Associated Modelers)

7028 Cole Court

Arvada, CO  80004

303.906.2600 Cell


Additional Off-site RV Camping

Clear Creek RV Park

1400 10th St, Golden, CO 80401

Golden, Colorado

(303) 278-1437


Dakota Ridge RV Park

17800 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO 80401

Golden, Colorado

(303) 279-1625


Golden Terrace South RV

17801 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO 80401

Golden, Colorado

(303) 279-6279




June 14 - 16, 2024


AAM East Field
7608 Colorado 93, Arvada, CO, 80403
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