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The Great State of Maine Jet RallySep 09, 2016 Fri-Sat-Sun

Sanford Airport, Sanford, Maine - Cars, planes, helis, control line, anything goes!

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08-23-2016 08:22 PM  12 months agoPost 1
helidevil

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Brunswick, ME

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Hello all heli friends,

Here in Maine where there seems to be nothing but lobsters and moose tromping around, the hobby gods speak up for one weekend out of a year and put on a great show for a small town in southern Maine.

The Maine jet rally is an event running September 9th - 11th held at sanford airport that involves near every realm of the hobby. Cars, planes, helicopters, gliders, control line, and boats (at a nearby pond I believe) are running all weekend.

On behalf of Ray and Robbins Hobby Center in Falmouth Maine, I'd like to invite you and all friends to our event up here in moose country. All information on the jet rally is here in the link below. Hope you can make it!

http://www.mainejetrally.org/

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08-24-2016 01:06 PM  12 months agoPost 2
agileadam

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Portland, ME - USA

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Thanks for posting, helidevil!
Here's some additional info I've been posting in the other forums:

After taking some time off we are going to host another Maine Jet Rally and Model Expo. We need heli pilots to join us in the fun. There's a dedicated heli flight line with plenty of room to fly.

This is a unique event for a number of reasons:
  • We have about 50 pilots that will be flying turbine-powered RC jets
  • We have a number of folks flying control line airplanes
  • We have a car track that attracts many car racers (this year there won't be a formal race... if you're a heli guy/gal and you want to bring your car, don't hesitate!)
  • The event takes place at an airport
  • Much like a fair we have food trucks and we advertise (TV, Facebook, etc.) to bring the public to the event. We're expecting thousands of spectators throughout the weekend.
How is this different from a normal heli fun fly?
  • We don't have a raffle (sorry, I know many look forward to this)
  • We do some night flying Saturday but we don't get "crazy" like some fun flys. There could be a large public presence so a select few pilots will do demonstrations (for safety, mainly). There are some fantastic airplane pilots that will perform nighttime demos as well. Things may change this year, but that's how it's gone in the past
  • We only have a few flight stations, but they are large.
Those of you who know the Maine event know that it's very casual.

Come fly, relax, eat, and enjoy the company of your fellow pilots!

If you intend to come you should pre-register here: https://www.rcflightdeck.com/event.cfm?id=5890

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