Welcome to the 2024
jets over california (joc)
April 24 (wed) – April 27 (SAT) 2024
To all Pilots,
Jets Over California (JOC) 2023 was a phenomenal success thanks to all who made it; and we appreciate all those who wanted to attend but could not. We hope to see you all in 2024.
Please stay tuned for any date changes that may surface; otherwise we are on schedule for May 8 – May 11, 2024.
Until then, we’ll try and catch up with everyone at AMOS, Lodi, and BITW among others.
Contest Director – Jan Sundberg
** pre-registration combo deal **
All Pilots that Pre-Register have the option of selecting a discounted package deal ($100) that consists of Registration, Pasta Dinner, Awards Dinner, and Shirt.
The package will provide a minimum savings of $45.
The package and non-package options are available once the Pilot Registration form is filled out.
Pilots who do not pre-register for the combo deal will need to pay for each item at their respective listed values (subject to availability).
JETS OVER CALIFORNIA – QUICK NAVIGATION
Pilot Registration Information
Upon arrival, the Jets Over California Rally Team will have a reception table to assist with questions and will also process any registration and dinner fees at that time. Registration for this event is $60 per Pilot.
Pilot & AWARDS Dinner Information
Friday – Pasta Dinner Included for Pilots and Non-Pilots $25
Saturday – Banquet & Awards Dinner Included with Combo Pre-Registration; otherwise, $45 per Person on-site. Menu consists of Prime Rib, Rice Pilaf, Salad, and Dinner Roll.
At this time, a dinner is being planned to be hosted at the field by the CAM Grillers. This is open to all interested AMA Pilots, Crew, Vendors, Event Volunteers, and their guests. The cost is $45 Per person. Dinner will be served Saturday Night at 7pm. If you wish to attend, please use our online registration and payment system as your RSVP. Please do this as soon as possible and indicate the number of dinner reservations desired. This will help us determine a final count. If unable to use the online system, please use the contact information page so that we can call you back.
photos from past events
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 in our local formation team. 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!
In the August-September 2022 Issue of RCJI (Radio Control Jets International) Magazine; the Legacy Kings Canyon Jet Rally 2022 had a good 7 Page article posted about this ongoing ClovisRC hosted Jet Rally. Due to copyright restrictions, if you’d like to read more; please subscribe to their magazine at Radio Control Jet International Magazine – Subscribe Online Today! (rcjetinternational.com)
Pit reservations & Area Layout
Pit Area Reservations of sectioned pit areas are now available on a first-come-first-reserve basis. Each permanent pit section offers a 10x26ft concrete pit floor, with solid metal shade and electrical connections. Also, there are 10’x20′ Tent Spots as well. These limited spots are all front row and will be made available for $250 each.
20’x20′ Tent Area Reservations are also available – refer to the Pit Map as well – these are $380 per spot.
A third-row option exists but this is a Bring Your Own Tent and locations are based on first arrival and setup.
All options will have access to the center tarmac to roll large planes from pit to carpet to concrete to tarmac staging.
Click on the Button below to review how the field and pit layouts will be setup; as well, if any spots have already been reserved. Focus is being given to pilots and vendors.
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FUTURE PLANS – the front west pits will have a permanent shade structure to be built if time & weather permits. Eventually, the structure will be comparable to the one on the east side and will feature large 20′ x 26′ open bays. These bays will be partitioned into 10’x26′ rental spots. Row 2 will still be comprised of 20’x20′ tent rentals and Row-3 will remain as the Bring your Own Popup option.
Jets Over California Will Have Memorabilia Shirts for the Event
(Shirts must be picked up at the event – No Shipping)
Clovis Area Modelers welcomes model aviation related vendors that desire to attend during the event. At this time, the cost for a vendor area is $20. Please note that we cannot guarantee enough locations for all vendors; however, we will do our best up to the last minute to accommodate you. Please use the Registration link above.
If you love airshows, you and your family will surely enjoy this event. Here you will see very large, detailed models of real jets from all eras of the Jet Age fly realistically at speeds of up to 200 mph!
Saturday is our spectator day and admission is free. We will accept and greatly appreciate parking donations. Thursday and Friday are open to spectators as well; however, limited concessions available.
Our event offers a friendly family atmosphere and on Saturday includes a food stand serving lunch, snacks and refreshments. There will be a raffle with the opportunity to win a model airplane. Bring your own chairs, shade, and the whole family!”
Airshow Lineup for Saturday – High Noon Showdown!
> Freestyle 3D Thrust Vectoring Jets
> Vendor Display and Demonstration Flights
> Team Formation Flying
> RC Helicopter (Totally Wicked!) – Defying the Laws of Gravity and Aviation
> Giant Scale Airplanes – the ones You’ll see Memorial Day Weekend at Reedley
> Full Size Heli and Landing (Fresno Sheriff’s Department) – Schedule Permitting
> Almost anything else Jet Related all day long
Schedule Subject to Change
No event on Sunday!
Lodging & Camping
Travel Trailers and RV’s are welcome at the field; pets are okay but must be leashed; unfortunately, due to potential limited trailer spacing, spots are reserved initially for Jet Rally pilots and vendors; after a cutoff 2 weeks prior to the event, remaining spots will be open to other attendee at a modest fee. At present, the fees for Travel-Trailer and RV parking for all attendees is set at $30 per space for the event duration; and, $20/day for non-pilots.
There are no hookups – dry camping only.
A Local Septic Service can Provide for Waste Disposal.
Please refer to Web Hotel Booking sites for more information. If this is unsuccessful, please try the following link to the same hotel via Hotels.com or use Trivago for other available hotels.
Click Here for Link to Reservation via Hotels.Com
LOcations & Directions
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. Click for Directions
Navigation Address – 1751 S. Alta Ave. Reedley, CA
Goto the ClovisRC Fields Page for More Info and Other direction options (North on 99 and South on 99)
Click Here for a Mapquest Link
Click Here for a Google Maps Link
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.
Jan Sundberg – CD/Event Director
Dave (Falcon) Fusinato – Assistant CD/Event Director
The field has a 700′ paved runway resurfaced. Winds are nominally no more than 6-7 mph; from east to west in the morning; then, around noon switch west to east.