Welcome to the Spring 2023
Kings Canyon Jets
Apr 26 (Wed) -APR 29, (SAT) 2023
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!
> Team Formation Flying by the Horizon Hobby Team – Smoke On
> Freestyle 3D Thrust Vectoring by Elad Fish
> Team Lizard Thrust Vectoring (Crazy Stuff) Formation Flying
> Team Hunter Formation Flying – Smoke On
> Navy Evolution Flying – Corsair vs F18 Hornet (Team Horizon)
> RC Helicopter (Totally Wicked!) – Defying the Laws of Gravity and Aviation
> Full Size Heli Display and Landing (Fresno Sheriff’s Department)
> Giant Scale Airplanes – the ones You’ll see Memorial Day Weekend at Reedley
> Any Almost anything else Jet Related all day long
> A PaintBall Shootout against a speedy target – see what you can do? ($ for ammo)
Schedule Subject to Change
No event on Sunday!
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 and Tom Messer) this will inevitably play into the success of this rally. Be prepared for a phenomenal event with 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 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.
Pilot Dinner Information
Friday (4/28) – Pasta Dinner ($15)
Saturday (4/29) – Banquet Dinner ($35 per Person); Discount Upon Advanced Registration; Prime Rib, Rice Pilaf, Salad, and Dinner Roll. Also, the Raffle, Auction, and Awards
All Pilots that Pre-Register have the option of selecting a discounted package deal ($100) that consists of Registration, Dinner, Shirt, and Lunch. The package savings is anticipated to be $35 (subject to change).
Otherwise, pilots who do not pre-register will need to pay for each item at their respective listed values (if available).
KC Jets Will Have Memorabilia Shirts for the KCJ Event
(Shirts must be picked up at the event – No Shipping)
Pit Area Layout
The image below reflects how the field and pit layouts will be setup. Focus is being given to pilots and vendors.
For 2023, the front west pits will have a permanent shade structure completed. 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. Rows 2 & 3 will be comprised of 20’x20′ tent rentals.
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 . The 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.
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.
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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 $20 per space for the event duration. There are no hookups – dry camping only.
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.
Pilot Dinner Information
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 $35 Per person. Dinner will be served Friday 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.
Pilot Registration Information
Upon arrival, the Kings Canyon Jet 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.
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 $10. 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.
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 recently resurfaced. Winds are nominally no more than 6-7 mph; from east to west in the morning; then, around noon switch west to east.