Greeting fellow flying enthusiasts,
Six of us braved the early morning coolness to show up at MCAS to represent the Yuma Aeromodelers at this annual Airshow. Dave Bartholomew, John Youngberg, Don Runnells, Bob Simon, Kevin Garland, and Brenna Bowden set up the static display with a good variety of aircraft.
Members Dick Royce, John Stoner and Jim and Eric Lime came by and helped while Dave, John Y., Kevin and Brenna went to show center for the Demo flight. Kevin did an amazing job as usual and really impressed the crowd with a combination of 3D and IMAC style flying. Kevin also flew on Friday during the Airshow Rehearsal and impressed the show staff and announcer. I think we have shown the powers at MCAS that our presence in the show is an important element and I believe our invitations will continue in the future.
Thanks to all for your support.
Submitted by Dave Bartholomew
Contreras Field, Home of the Yuma AeroModelers
If you are interested in learning to fly models airplanes and/or helicopters, just contact our club. Get in touch with us, if you have any questions about our club activities or to offer comments.
Our club is chartered under AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics). Club charter #320 AMA Gold Leader Club. Our club's purpose is to promote model aircraft activities; building, flying, teaching others to fly.
History of Our Club
Our club was started over 30 yrs ago and has had various flying sites over the years. We have had the current field since 1996 and have been working on improving it a little at a time. By far the biggest improvement was when we put in the paved runway. The club membership includes local flyers plus many winter visitors who enjoy the usually great year-round flying weather.
Our Club is now re-named to: Contreras Field, home of the Yuma Aeromodelers.
Our field has a paved runway approx 600 X 60. Shaded pits for morning and afternoon flying. Hyw 95 and Rifle Range Road. Located at N32d 42' 27.59" by W114d 25' 27.59"
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All AMA and MAAC members are welcome to fly. Non club members need a club member as a sponsor.