This event is open to all eras of military aircraft from turbine powered to electric. From silent observation balloons to glider’s; and, to simulated weaponized drones; albeit, similar to UAS modeled after the Tank-Buster (A-10).
AMA is required. Pilot fees $25 – lunch included – donations appreciated
Concessions will be available on-site.
The field venue is a 3200′ ranch airstrip that is 50′ wide and where 700′ has been resurfaced for model aviation scale landing gear. The covered pit area features a 120’x24′ deep area with a 120’x15′ front tarmac to ramps to the runway. Each pit bay is 20′ wide and each pole is equipped with 120vac (gen/solar) for charging; as well as lights for evening access.
Camping is available on-site for pilots at no charge and for non-pilots; please call ahead to check on availability. There are no hook-ups; dry camping only.
WELCOME TO THE 32nd. ANNUAL BEST IN THE WEST JET RALLY 2022!
ONE OF THE LARGEST JET SHOWS IN THE WORLD!
CELEBRATING 32 YEARS OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE JET SHOW!
BUTTONWILLOW ELK-HILLS AIRPORT, BUTTONWILLOW, CA
6-Flight Lines, Food On Site, Spectator Seating, Camping on Site, 3,260 X 50 Foot Paved Runway, No obstructions No Restrictions, 1200 foot Ceiling, RV Parking on Site (No Hook-Ups), On Site Thursday Night Taco Night, On Site Friday Night Pilots Dinner, On Site Saturday Night Banquet Awards Dinner and Auction With 36 Spectacular Awards Including The “Prestigious” The Colonel Robert E. Thacker Award, all in our huge 40 X 80 Enclosed Tent on site. Best in the West will be a 6 day event, Tuesday October 12th. through Sunday October 17th, 2021.
Best In The West Jet Rally is a non-competition AMA-Sanctioned event. This is an open, fun-fly event with very few restrictions.
All Registered Pilots planning to operate a turbine-powered model must have a Valid AMA Card and must be a CURRENT Turbine Waiver holder.
If you plan on only flying Electric or Gas ducted fans, you must only be AMA Current. Please have this information ready before you register, or at the Registration Table.
All Non-Waiver Pilots, MUST fly on the buddy box system. If you would like to have a Turbine Waiver Pilot and CD sign you off, this may be done from Tuesday or Wednesday by 6:00 PM. Please have all AMA papers with you. Please contact Joe for waiver time.
Best in the West 2021, the 32nd. Annual will be another great show as in the past. Come and join the many in attendance from all around the
United States and many from around the World.
We encourage everyone to RV and Camp at the field as there are many fun things going on during the after hours, BBQing, Night Flying!
Join “The Cali Crew” and see how we do it!
America’s Favorite Jet Rally!
Contact CD for more info – their website is lacking current detail.
Just a reminder, your 2023 CAM Membership is due. Also, don’t forget to keep track of our respective AMA expiration.
And, did you know, you can set up your annual membership to auto-resubscribe.
Make sure both Club and AMA memberships are current so you don’t end up on the NOFLY list.
The Clovis Area Modelers is excited to be hosting the second annual Kings Canyon Combat Slash on March 4-6, 2022. This event brings adds one more into California between Whittier Narrows and Ione, California; where, all event classes can be held. Because of where the field is located – just off the Old Ketcher Ranch (Peg Field) Airstrip 30 east of Fresno off Hiway 180 (Kings Canyon Hiway), this field is in a agricultural area where even Big Block Fast Combat or Vintage Combat can be held.
Photo is from the KC 2022 – Jet Rally
IRCHA WEST JAMBOREE – 2023
Sponsored by Clovis Area Modelers
Goto https://ircha.org/ for more information.
Pit is covered with lighting and outlets on every post for field charging of battery packs.
Camping available onsite for registered pilots – no hookups.
Flying starts on Thurs 5/24/2023 AMA / FAA ID required.60″ Bipe 80″ Mono. Jets 140″ (Span+Fuse) RV’s welcome, no hook-ups. RC and food vendors on-site. Night flying open flying after 5pm all days controlled flight-line day and night. All planes inspected. More info at https://clovisrc.club/events/reedleygiantscaleflyin/