WE TEACH NEW PILOTS

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CLUB MEETING & ama NATIONAL FUN FLY DAY Saturday, July 31, 2021, 9am - peg field

The Clovis Area Modelers (ClovisRC) Inc. is pleased to thank the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) for recognizing the efforts in our club formation, focus on youth flyers, support of community aviation events, and our vision for the future in model aviation.  This recognition culminated in receiving a $3,000 Field Improvement Grant to which, the Clovis Area Modelers membership is grateful.

 

To hear more, reserve the morning of Saturday July 31, 2021 for a Club Meeting to begin with a Pancake Breakfast at 9am at Peg Field.  Bring a plane to fly before the meeting and following the meeting; bring a friend – buddy box flying available.  The tentative agenda are as follows; (1) Status of the Purchase of Peg Field; (2) Peg Field growth and vision; (3) CAM growth and vision; (4) review of past events and events coming up; (5) get your member area password; (6) upcoming changes to the gate code; (7) intro to pattern contest flying; and, (8) a budget report.

 

So, make sure you reserve that weekend, bring some beverage and sunscreen, and come on out and fly.

Welcome to the Clovis Area Modelers Club!

We are dedicated to being the finest model aviation club in the nation. We’re based out of Clovis, California; and, have members from surrounding areas as well. 

We have two active fields to fly at; a Park near central Clovis that features a 300,000 square foot area for electric planes; and, at an old ranch 3,000′ airstrip with a 700′ resurfaced runway for all facets of RC flying (new 120’x26′ shaded pit) plus two Control Line Circles (one with a 10′ cement Pilot Pad). 

We have several instructor pilots and master builders who can help you learn to fly or build your own airplane.  Our club features experts in Turbine, Gas, Glow, Wind, and Electric powered aircraft.  We fly everything from Control Line to Drones to Gliders to Giant Scale Aerobatics to EDF and Turbine Jets.  Learn More.

Click Here for the Latest Newsletter – January 2021

AMA awards Clovis Area Modelers $3,000 Field Improvement Grant

 

You Made it Happen!

 

In January 2021, the Clovis RC Club applied for an AMA Field Improvement Grant. Based in part on our accomplishments to-date like the US Scale Masters Championship, the Jet Rally’s, the Control Line Combat Event, and the Heli-Fest to name a few that we as club members jumped in to make happen through field improvements.  Not to mention, the various educational youth programs; as well as, the future events we plan on hosting for our community to help meet our commitment to further aviation knowledge through STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math).  With all of this, in May of this year we were graciously awarded the highest amount possible from the AMA; which, was a $3,000 Field Improvement Grant.  It is with great thanks to our members (past and present), attendees, and competitors that helped us get to where we are now.  This award would not have been possible without the assistance from the Academy of Model Aeronautics and all of you who contributed to our efforts.
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2021
Kings Canyon IMAC (Aerobatic) Challenge
September 25-26, 2021

WEST COAST FESTIVAL OF GIANTS
May 26 – May 29, 2022

Reedley, CA

The relocated – Castle – Giant Scale RC Fly-In

CoPilot Flying Program

The Clovis Area Modelers (ClovisRC) Inc. is pleased to announce the creation of the New CoPilot Program.

 

The programs intent is to assist skilled seasoned pilots where for one reason or another due to health or other life challenges would like to continue to fly but are in need of a dedicated CoPilot.  Where the CoPilot – a skilled flyer – acts as an assistant  (copilot) to help the chief pilot get back in the flight path or out of challenging situations when needed.

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The Yosemite Sierra Pylon Racing Association (YSPRA)

Clovis RC - On the YSPRA - NMPRA Circuit

Introduction to NMPRA Electric Formula One (EF1)

          NMPRA (National Miniature Pylon Racing Association) Electric Formula One (EF1) is a racing event for radio control airplanes powered by electric motors. The event is intended to be easy to get into, available everywhere, reasonably priced and using off-the-shelf components (ARF and build KITS) to create the maximum amount of fun. While there is a great diversity in equipment available for electric models, the rules are designed to eliminate a technological advantage available to a limited few and allow all participants to compete on an even level.

          The NMPRA maintains strict control of the rules and their interpretation; and, will make necessary adjustments to these rules to eliminate any development, technological or otherwise, which upsets the level playing field. Therefore, the rules will provide a guideline for the racing event and its equipment, necessary for the CD to execute the EF1 event. The EFI rules to be utilized can be found by searching with your browser “NMPRA Electric Formula One Rules”. It is a 12-page PDF document dated 4/15/2014.

          The (Fresno Radio Modelers) would like to invite all interested pilots to come to Ave 12, FRM field for the 2021 YSPRA racing season, starting the last weekend of March on Saturday 27th. Pilots do not have to be a member of FRM; however, do need to have their AMA license. There will be a nominal pilot fee (to cover prizes and awards) at each contest. FRM would like all pilots that come to our YSPRA EF1 events to have an enjoyable good time and be sure to have fun.

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EF1 – NMPRA Website – http://www.nmpra.net/index.php

EF1 – Approved Equipment – http://www.nmpra.net/EF1Approved.htm

EF1 – Racing Guidelines – http://www.nmpra.net/basics.htm

EF1 – Provisional Rules – http://www.nmpra.net/rules/EF1NewRules4_15_2014.pdf

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EF1 – Pilot Interest Form – https://clovisrc.club/wp-content/uploads/YSPRA-Pilot-Application.pdf

EF1 – FRM (modified) – Intro Form – https://clovisrc.club/wp-content/uploads/YSPRA-Racing-Intro.pdf

Accomplishments by Clovis Area Modelers

Clovis Area Modelers Club to Host 40th Annual U.S. Scale Masters Championships

"It is a great opportunity for spectators to see some of the most detailed, hand built, fine scale aircraft models in the world. "
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Clovis modelers free to fly Sierra Meadows Park

"...one local club, with enthusiasm for flying unique model planes of all sizes, has made it its mission to bring a safe and secure spot for such recreation to the Clovis area."
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"CLOVIS RC MEMBER WINGING HIS WAY TO BACK-TO-BACK VICTORIES IN CHINA"

"The skies over Wuhan City are set to become California pilot Tim Cone’s high-octane race track as he looks to back up his world championship title this week at the Air Race 1 China Cup – the fastest motorsport on the planet."
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Clovis Modelers Receive City Council’s Support For A Space To Fly

"The Clovis Area Modeler’s Club now has the backing of Clovis City Council in its effort to find somewhere to fly."
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clovis rc club member, tim cone, takes air race 1 world cup in thailand

"It was hard work but it’s been an amazing week in Thailand and I cannot wait to come back next year and do this all again."
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