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Old 09-12-2012, 10:59 AM
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2012 Horizon Air Meet was a Success!

Hey guys, Don Szcur attended the first annual Horizon Hobby Air Meet this past weekend, and here is what he had to say!

Well, the first U.S. Horizon Hobby Air Meet is history. This event took place on 6-9 September in Sanford, Maine and is structured similarly to European Air Meets that have been hosted by Horizon Hobby Germany for years. The purpose of bringing this event to the U.S. is to help more people discover the fun of RC. The event is structured around RC Jets, RC Helicopters, RC Cars and even Control Line. However, that is just part of the event. Nearly 800 students were invited from Sanford area schools and the event was open to the public to enjoy a number of RC and full scale demonstrations. I volunteered to help out with a hands-on RC introductory area featuring Hobbyzone Firebird Stratos airplanes during the show on Friday evening and Saturday, but did get around to take some pictures of the event. Enjoy! (pictures attached separately).

Don Szczur


Thanks Don, that does sound like a great time! We will make sure to put this one on our calendar for next year!

For more information about the 2012 Horizon Hobby Air Meet check out: www.usairmeet.com
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:27 AM
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I must say, I had an awesome time at the Horizon Air Meet this year, the event was a total blast!

Oh, and BTW, Rob Holland can wring the snot out of that MXS!

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:17 PM
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Just some shots of the US Air Meet
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:38 PM
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What did Ray Lebonte bring to the show?
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:50 PM
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Any more pics from the night time show? The ones posted look great
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:23 PM
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Heres someones video of Rob Holland's flight in the MXS-RH on Saturday.

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:47 AM
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Nice Pictures.....nice facility
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:12 AM
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Looks like a great event.

Any plans for another?
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:12 PM
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The Air Meet was a great time! We al really enjoyed meeting new firends and seeing some awesome flying!

Matt Chapman and Rob Holland really rocked the place with their demos too!
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:09 PM
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Heres someones video of Rob Holland's flight in the MXS-RH on Saturday.

Horizon Air Meet 2012 - Sanford, Maine - Rob Holland noontime show - YouTube

Best pilot ever.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:17 PM
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Horizon Hobbies went all out for this event. I had a fantastic time there! The talent was awesome, as was the weather and the site location, and the pilots who attended the event. Lots and lots of beautiful jets of all types to please just about anyone. I heard a rumor that prop aircraft might be included next year too!? I'll go back next year for sure.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:16 PM
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Man I love that CAP. Any video of Matt flying? Cool vid of Rob.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:19 PM
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Man I love that CAP. Any video of Matt flying? Cool vid of Rob.
I realize you are talking about the full scale eagle 580..

Too bad that GP just discontinued the 100cc ARF Eagle 580 (second gen of cap 580)
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