Venue. The National
NY has a grass airfield
in the Genesee
just west of the State University
strip is on the North side of the field,
are in the Southwest corner,
and the taxiway
A large flat, unobstructed,
field. This is the premier Free Flight field in the North-east. It is a sight to behold. Of course we have the necessary crop fields around the perimeter
of the field. Everything a Free Flight Pilot could want.
NWM is a small but vibrant
it is definitely
worth a look and don’t forget
the "GreatestShow onTurf" in July. Consider
out an annual
if you haven’t
– it will help to keep this great flying
to free flight
– and you get free admission
to the airshow!
NWMFFS 2017 DATES
May 6-7 Spring Opener. This is a fun fly and trimming session. If enough people show up and express an interest an 'ad-hoc' contest could be arranged.
May 20-21 Rain date for the Spring Opener. We have the field booked so you can still show up and 'do your thing' even if the first date was calm and sunny.
August 11-13 Empire State Free Flight Championship. AMA, NFFS, SAM, and FAC events (see flier attached). AMA sanctioned, eligible for National Cup points.
August 25-27 Pirate's Challenge. FAC events (see attached flier). Non-FAC fliers welcome to watch or fly. September 8-10 Great Grape Gathering. AMA, NFFS, SAM, and FAC events (see flier attached). AMA sanctioned, eligible for National Cup points.
Remember that no-one may fly without proof of current AMA or MAAC membership. For neophytes who want to try out an E-20, arrangements can be made.
At the conclusion of the Great Grape Gathering. The Model Aeronautics Association of Canada trophy will be presented.
Points will be awarded on the basis of placings in all events flown by a
contestant in both the ESFFC and the GGG. The winner must have posted at
least one official time at both of those contests. In other words, a flyer who
flies at only the ESFFC or the GGG will not be eligible for the Grand
Champion Award regardless of the number of points earned.
To qualify for the award the flier must have recorded a time (but not necessarily a
score) in at least one event in each of the two contests and must have recorded a
time in each of at least two of the three categories – glider, rubber, and power. For
the purposes of this scoring, Electric and 1/2A Texaco shall be counted as power
The Grand Champion award will be made to the flier with the highest number of
points. In the event of a tie, the flier who has flown the greater number of events
shall be declared the winner.