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      Free Flight Series

The Venue.  The National Warplane Museum, in Geneseo, NY has a grass airfield in the Genesee River valley, just west of the State University (SUNY) campus.  The landing strip is on the North side of the field, the buildings are in the Southwest corner, and the taxiway goes around the Western perimeter, leaving 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.

The NWM is a small but vibrant museum; it is definitely worth a look and don’t forget the National Warplane Museum’s Airshow, the "Greatest Show on Turf"  in July.  Consider taking out an annual membership if you haven’t already – it will help to keep this great flying field available to free flight model aviation enthusiasts – and you get free admission to the airshow! 


May 4-5, 2019 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 18-19,2019 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.

May 31to June 2, 2019 Empire State Free Flight Championship.  AMA, NFFS, SAM, and FAC events (see flier attached).  AMA sanctioned, eligible for National Cup points.

August 23-25, 2019 Pirate's Challenge.  FAC events (see attached flier).  Non-FAC fliers welcome to watch or fly.

September 6-8, 2019 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 Flying FF with an E-20 Electric powered plane. Arrangements can be made at  Headquarters.


   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 events. 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.

Spring opener 2019.pdf

Empire State FF Champs.pdf

Pirate Challenge flyer 2019.pdf

Great Grape Gathering 2019


      Staying over?   This will Help.

List of Accommodations near Geneseo 
      It has been suggested
that a membership to the museum
might be helpful in keep this site
open to Free Flight contest.
Link to the NWM below