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CALENDAR IN AGENDA FORMAT
May 1-4, 2024
The Event Director(s) for this event are Jan Sundberg and Dave “Falcon” Fusinato. Dave, who’s been flying turbine powered craft since the 1990’s. A legend in jet construction and a cornerstone to Team Hunter. with Jan Sundberg taking the helm on this mission. Both are members of the Clovis Area Modelers. Jan, has excelled rapidly into the field of Turbine aircraft achieving a first at the USSM for his first appearance. His special focus is in the area of onboard cockpit authenticity employing robotics, digital displays and a HUD for the animatronic pilot. Jan is no stranger to RC Modeling having a background that exceeds 30 years. Dave himself has previously managed jet rally’s from the Fresno Radio Modelers early 2000 events to the more recent field design on the 2019 US National Scale Modelers Championship. With assistance from other notable Turbine Jet Pilots (Jim Chapman, Tom Messer, Scott Lampkin, Dan Carlson, and more) this will inevitably play into the success of this rally.
Be prepared for a phenomenal event with even Large Turbine Model Aircraft (LTMA-1) and speed with formation & High and Low G Maneuvers!
This event will be held at the CAM (Peg) field [FRIA CERTIFIED] 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.
WELCOME TO THE 33rd. ANNUAL BEST IN THE WEST JET RALLY 2024 (Tentative Dates)!
ONE OF THE LARGEST JET SHOWS IN THE WORLD!
CELEBRATING 32 YEARS OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE JET SHOW!
BUTTONWILLOW ELK-HILLS AIRPORT, BUTTONWILLOW, CA
AMA SANCTION #?
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!