US Scale Masters – 2019

Welcome to the 2019 US Scale Masters National Championship (October 17-20) being hosted by the Clovis (RC) Area Modelers (CAM) with the assistance of Expo Events & Tents out of Fresno Ca.. This event will be held at the CAM (Peg) field located adjacent to the Friant-Kern Canal. This is just below the north side of Campbell Mountain near Reedley, CA. A short 20 Minute drive from Clovis. This field is off Highway 180 and Alta & Jensen Avenues with a visual view of the Sierra Nevada toward Kings Canyon National Park. See directions below.

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Lodging:

Travel Trailers and RV’s are welcome at the field; unfortunately, due to limited spacing, spots are reserved for USSM competitors, approved vendors, and those approved assisting in the event. There are no hookups – dry camping only.

For hotels and lodging, the US Scale Masters has reserved a block of rooms in Fresno about 25 min away at the Wyndham-Garden Hotel located adjacent to the Fresno-Yosemite Airport.

Click Here for Link to Hotel

If the above link indicates NO AVAILABILITY; please call the hotel directly at (559) 494-4992 and mention that you are calling to book a room with the US Scale Masters Event. If this is unsuccessful, please try the following link to the same hotel via Hotels.com or use Trivago for other available hotels.

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Banquet Information

There will be a nice dinner and awards banquet served at our host hotel, the Wyndham Garden Inn near the Fresno Yosemite airport on Saturday the 19th. It is open to all who wish to attend. The cost is $35. Per person. Happy hour is 6-7pm dinner will be served at 7pm. If you wish to attend please rsvp to CAM President (Erik LaCour) via this link or via the contact information below. Please do this as soon as possible and indicate the number of dinner reservations desired. This will help us determine a final count.


Pilot Registration Information

Upon arrival the Scale Masters group will have a reception table to assist with questions and will also process any registration and banquet fees at that time.


Directions

Navigation Address – 1751 S. Alta Ave. Reedley, CA
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The directions are as follows; head east on Highway 180 (Kings Canyon); depending on the size of your rig will determine the best turnoff. For large RV’s and Travel Trailers, proceed past Alta Ave to Crawford Ave. Make a right turn onto Crawford and proceed to Jensen Ave. At Jensen, turn right (west bound) and proceed back to Alta. At Alta, make a right turn and follow the signs toward Peg Field. All other vehicles can turn off the 180 on to Alta and just over the Friant-Kern Canal make a sharp right downward turn toward the Peg Field access road. For all, once on the access road, proceed all the way to the end past the hangers and follow the signs toward appropriate parking locations.


CONTACT INFO

Erik LaCour – Club President
eriklacour@sbcglobal.net
(559) 307-4253

Conrad Nerdahl – Information Manager
cnerdahl@yahoo.com
(559) 289-5468
ham-radio talk-in 146.58 simplex (WA6KUE)

Randy Warkentin – Scale Masters CD
(559) 495-8490


US Scale Masters Organization

The event itself is being sponsored by the US Scale Masters Association Please refer to their website for any last minute changes and information.


The Field

The field has a 600′ paved runway recently resurfaced. Winds are nominally no more than 6-7 mph; from east to west in the morning; then, around noon switch west to east.

Shade structures at this time are limited; however, the club has worked out arrangements to provide additional leased shade area ($) in the event you need one. Contact the event CD to facilitate arrangements.


Field Preparation

Over the past 9 months the field has undergone a significant transformation in preparation for the US Scale Masters – National Championship. From a field of boulders and a rough surfaced runway to a resurfaced runway; boulder cleared area for RV, Trailer, Pilot and Spectator parking to runway ramps and a pit frontage, the Clovis Area Modelers – Peg Field is ready for the event.

Parking Area Cleared of Boulders
Ramps and Pit Frontage Poured
Looking East Toward Kings Canyon
Tarmac Complete – Gravel Spread Pending