On Wednesday, May 13, the Reedley City Council met and after a discussion in support of the GS Rally, felt that at this time they could not approve the GS event. This decision at this late time follows the council already eliminating a number of other events; while, still holding on to the GS event in hopes that this one event could move forward.
At this time, there are no rescheduling plans; however, this event does remain on the calendar for 2021.
For over 20 years, this Western US National event (West Coast Giant Scale Fly-In) was held at the old Castle Air Force Base in Atwater California and was coordinated by a combination of clubs but most notably, the Central Cal Model Flyers (www.centralcamodelflyers.club).
Unfortunately, as times changed, the old CAFB was changed to Castle Airpark and as of January 2020, the venue for that facility changed eliminating the use of it for a giant scale fly-in. To that groups credit and with their support the Clovis Area Modelers hope to continue this great western US model aviation tradition. In doing so, intend to support the City of Reedley and the Reedley Unified School District in their Aviation Program that begins in their middle school and continues into Reedley Junior College. We thank the City of Reedley for helping sponsor this event with the use of their Municipal Airport.