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Michigan News

19
Nov

West Michigan Aviation Academy RC Club Demos at Cobo Arena

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In September 2010, eighty freshmen walked into an old remodeled building at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, MI based on nothing but one man’s vision. “Guinea pig” was a very common term that year. West Michigan Aviation Academy was born, and none of us imagined how far […]

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13
Nov

Creative Club Fundraisers

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With the average size of our R/C clubs being relatively small, every dollar becomes precious. Whether the club funds go to field maintenance, property rental fees, events, or prizes…our club bank accounts can empty very quickly. With most clubs having only one or two primary sources of raising income, finding […]

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12
Nov

New Indoor Flying Site for SE Michigan

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The Hamburg Flyers R/C club has partnered with the Legacy Center to offer indoor flying. The Legacy Center dome is located in Brighton Michigan right off of US-23 at Silver Lake Road (Exit 55).  We have a 12 session indoor flying season scheduled on Saturday nights from 9:00pm until 11:00pm.  […]

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11
Nov

Wolverine Skyhawks National Model Aviation Day Report

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On August 17, 2013. The Wolverine Skyhawks were honored to host a West Michigan regional event as a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project. This was the 1st major event we have held at our new Cedar Springs field, and overall everything went really well! The weather was picture perfect! […]

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11
Oct
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S.T.E.M. Aviation Workshop for Teachers

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(Science Technology Engineering and Math) has become an important part of K-12 curriculums as educators work to improve the performance of students. What better way to introduce the concepts of S.T.E.M. than Aviation? On Saturday October 26, 2013 the Michigan Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Michigan Aeronautics Commission […]

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24
Sep

30th annual 2013 Fall Phase Out for Fun Giant Scale Fly Video

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30TH Annual Giant Scale FLYING PILGRIMS. Mid air collision at the end and much more.

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23
Aug
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S.E. Michigan National Model Aviation Day Wounded Warrior Fundraiser Report

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The first National Model Aviation Day on Saturday August 17, 2013 was an overwhelming success with $2,185 raised to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. This event was a unique combination of both Free Flight and Radio Controlled fixed wing, 3-D, helicopters and quadcopters all in the beautiful facilities at Ultimate […]

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20
Aug

The Greater Detroit Soaring & Hiking Society National Model Aviation Day Report

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The Greater Detroit Soaring & Hiking Society held a RC flying demonstration for Nation Model Aviation Day.  Addison Oaks of Oakland County parks allowed us to hold this event on the ball park at the entrance to the park.  This enabled us to have more visibility to the patrons of […]

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7
Aug

Skymasters Warbirds & Scale Fly-in

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In our model aviation hobby, it is important that we find ways to enjoy those aspects of the hobby in which we have an interest.  It can be Combat, Pattern, IMAC, IMAA, or the many other disciplines that the various SIGs represent. I enjoy a variety of flying types, but […]

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7
Aug

Port City RC club develops an aviation based mentoring program

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Muskegon, MI – Some Port City RC club members of Muskegon, MI, headed up by church and club member Jim Flick, designed an aviation based mentoring program for the summer of 2013.  Our home base was Ecclesia Church.  The church allowed us the generous use of their class rooms, gymnasium, and parking […]

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