Flying Indoors for AMA Clubs in SE PennsylvaniaI have sent out this e-mail requesting $50 for those who replied as interested in the Open Fly (Not Special Event) dates at the field house in United Sports Training Center, Downingtown, PA. There will be no refunds of $50 checks if you cannot attend an Open Fly date(s). This means that if you sign up for Open Fly’s and then you have a major plane crash in the first session or bust up your helicopter; you will not be able to drop out because you have nothing else to fly. Please mail your check for $50 made out to United Sports Training Center after contacting Bryan Del Monte at e-mail of indoorfly@VFSS.org to obtain mailing address.
We need to receive 20 payments of $50 early next week (target February 18th) for attending the 5 Open Fly dates to make this happen at USTC. You will need to pay for everything in advance to guarantee keeping these 5 Open Fly dates at a very low package price from USTC. The Special Event earlier on March 22nd will have a separate cost from the Open Fly to be determined by Joe Paterson. Feb. 16 is no longer available at USTC and other earlier dates did not work out for event planners here.
Listed below are five selected dates underlined for Open Flying when USTC is available in next two months (see recent revisions sent to AMA clubs and posted at R/C web forums (RCU, etc.)).
• Free Fly Promotion! – 12 noon – 4 pm on Saturday Feb. 23
• Open Fly - 12 noon – 4 pm on Friday's on March 7, 14, 21, 28
• Special Event - 8 am - 4 pm on Saturday, March 22 – pending confirmation
• Open Fly 7 pm to 11 pm on Saturday, March 22
I expect that you can empathize with this plan on collecting $50 with no refunds to avoid anxiety for all involved here, in particular Joe and me. Given that I spend $50 to fill up the gas tank of my small SUV, I do not expect problems getting the money up front. Another comparison is $40 plus shipping that I just paid for two micro servos.
I am confident that all will agree that $50 for Open Fly sessions of 20 hours of indoor flying, plus Free Fly (4 hours more) is a great deal!
Bryan Del Monte
P.S. Attendees must be an AMA member (regular or Park Flyer) to provide liability insurance coverage. Thus, you must bring a 2008 AMA card with you to fly.
The weight limitation is approximately 32 ounce maximum for electric helicopters and electric planes. This site works best for mini-helicopters to 450 size (like Align T-Rex 450) and foamy/balsa profile planes to 480 motor size, such as 3D park flyers, scale park flyers or other models requiring up to 250 W power. We will follow the AMA guidelines for Indoor Flying (flight area, flight line, frequency control, etc.) in file attachment.
Web site with directions to USTC is http://www.go2ustc.com/.