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Yuma RC Airshow 2017 - Pics and Videos

Here's a few pictures and videos from our friends Kevin and Tanner, who attended this year's Yuma RC Airshow.

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A Great Turnout at Yuma

Judging from a few of the photos, it looks as if this year's Yuma RC Airshow has one of the best spectator turnouts ever! I spoke with Kevin Garland and Tanner Curtis, who were awesome enough to provide me with photos and video of the 2017 Yuma RC Airshow. Below is a summary from Dave Bartholomew, one of the coordinators of the fly in.

From Dave Bartholomew of the Yuma Aeromodelers RC Club:

The Yuma Aeromodelers RC Club in Yuma Arizona just completed the 11th Annual Airshow. The club is made up of about 130 RC flyers. About half are winter visitors from all over the United States and Canada. We have a wealth of excellent flyers within a 200 mile radius as well.

Saturday, Feb, 25, 40 pilots came together and flew in 26 separate acts. 12 of the pilots were guests from out of the area, many of whom work in the industry and have great talent flying many different types of planes. The show was opened with a member pulling the American Flag to the National Anthem followed by him pulling the Canadian Flag to O’Canada. We had powered box kites, dollar store foam airplanes, turbine jets, turbine helicopters, 3 drones, FAI F5B racing sail planes, F5D pylon racer, FPV drone racers, 3D Helicopter demos, 3D Demonstrations, WWI and WWII airplanes, a parachute drop, regular sail planes, Foamies and, of course the “Sunday Flyers”. The show concluded with 5 of our 3D experts flying together for almost 10 minutes.

For the next 3 1/2 hours we presented flyers and planes that represented the whole RC hobby. A friend with a full scale Gyro-copter dropped in to put on a demonstration and then stayed to meet the public after the show. The advertising was so great that we parked in excess of 700 cars and estimate the crowd at approximately 1652 people plus flyers. We had KOFA High school and a couple other vendors supply food and our always present T-Shirt shoppe set up a booth. The feedback has been mostly positive and we held the crowd to the end when we had the pilots bring their planes out onto the runway for a meet and greet. The crowd really loves this part when they can meet us up close and personal.

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70CC Montage! (7 min 30 sec)

Yuma RC Road Trip 2017 (5 min 34 sec)

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Awesome, thanks for posting this article Matt! I have to say I was thoroughly blown away with just how many spectators showed up, us pilots were all more than happy to put on a good show for them and give all of them something they wouldn't soon forget.

After hours the field was open to flying so me, Colton, and Kevin all stuck around and really wrung out our 70CC airplanes for the remaining crowds, overall a totally awesome event!!
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Thanks for the article! We all had a great time!
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I look at that flying site and all I can think about is how much I hate it here in CT.
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I can't agree with you enough, except substitute CT for OH.
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All the more reason to come out next year!
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I will say the Yuma weather is not so great in the summer time.... Average around 110-115 with high of 120 sometimes during the day! You are lucky to go below 100 at night. When I use to live in Yuma we would be out at the field at 5:45 AM and be gone by 9 or 10 AM.
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I will say the Yuma weather is not so great in the summer time.... Average around 110-115 with high of 120 sometimes during the day! You are lucky to go below 100 at night. When I use to live in Yuma we would be out at the field at 5:45 AM and be gone by 9 or 10 AM.

But it is a dry heat...
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But it is a dry heat...
lol....that means nothing in Yuma... Ever been in an oven before?
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I always thought it could have been just a bit warmer there! ��
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But it is a dry heat...
Hey man a dry heat is way better than a humid heat

We usually cruise up the road and hit the river and instigate our airplane related shenanigans there
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Looks like it might have been a little breezy? Thems some good pilots in them videos!
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