Indoor Contests and Flying Opportunities

Last Updated 9/24/2014

Below are a number of flying opportunities for Indoor Modelers.
If your event is not listed, please let us know.

Note that many of these events have past. I am leaving them posted so that local resources are still available. Give the contact a call, and see if something new is coming up.

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New York | Oklahoma | Oregon | Virgina | Washington D.C. | Washington State
Canada | Europe


Marinwood, Marin County
4th Sunday of each month, 9-2
Marin Aero Club Indoor Flying
St. Vincent's School Gym, 22' clear, plus 8'
Contact: Thayer Syme or George Benson, (415)-388-1809

(note that we also fly outdoor once a month May through October)

Moffett Field, Sunnyvale
3rd Saturday of each month, 9-4
Indoor Fun Flying and Record Trials
Hangar One, Moffett Field (192' clear)
Contact: George Xenakis


Seeking Updates for Glastonbury.


Atlanta, Georgia
Monthly Indoor freeflight contest/fun fly
Lockhart Academy Gymnasium
Dohrman Crawford at or 770-698-8737
Cat I site All usual indoor type flying : EZB, PP, Mini-stick,F-1D,Scale, No-Cal,HLG, Cat. G, Indoor Towline Glider [!],and anything else you want at CD's discretion. Lots of just fun flying/trimming flights

Atlanta GA
Mar 18 & April 22, 2000, 9:00AM to 5:00PM
All AMA indoor events
Dec-Kennesaw Mar-Apr North Springs HS
Gary Baughman at or 770-419-0416
Kennesaw is 24' site, tight, no drift. North Springs is a 40' site, double basketball court floor area. The March contest is the Annual Peach State Indoor Championships. Prizes and lots of great fliers attending. USIC warm-up in April.

IOWA ----

SUNDAY FEB. 25, 2001, 7am to 9pm
Indoor Fly-in
Bob Nelson at or 319-277-0211
10,000 seat enclosed football stadium on the campus of University of Northern Iowa. Football field floor, over 100' ceiling, free-flight at south end, r/c at north end. Could hold some events if someone wanted to run them. $15 landing fee for adults, $10 for 17 and under. Send address for more info.


Baltimore (Essex) Maryland
Fun flying
Essex Community College Field House
Russ Sandusky at rsandusky@WRBS.COM or 410-668-3056
Also Randy Kleinert @ 410-931-2611
We can use the Essex Dome, in Essex, Maryland Frome time to time. Check in for details.
Most of the flying site is over 50 feet high and is equivalent to a 'field house' (several basketball courts in floor area). See the web site for photos and map.
Another contact


Haverhill MA
Several FAC events
Northern Essex Community College, GYM
Richard Zapf at (978)352-8331
Events: Fac Scale, Fac P-nut, No-Cal, Dime Scale, Pussycat, AT-6, All civil WW I, WW II


Detroit Mi
Indoor Spring Fling and Heritage Indoor

F Tellier at or
See our web page for details. -

Sterling Heights
Cloudbusters Model Airplane Club
Indoor Flying Schedule 1998-1999
----(click to see all dates and events)
Heritage Jr. High School
37400 Dodge Park Road (Corner of 16 Mile)
Sterling Heights, Michigan 48312


From: Robert L. Clemens,


The Western New York Free Flight Society and the Flying Aces Club will again jointly sponsor the fourth annual Empire State Indoor Championships on Saturday, May 12, at the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Fieldhouse near Orchard Park, New York. This AMA sanctioned contest will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trophies will be awarded through third place in all events.

The contest site is the indoor practice facility of the Buffalo Bills NFL football club. Its floor measures 200 x 400 feet and is carpeted with artificial turf. The arched ceiling peaks at 128 feet, making this a premiere indoor contest site.

There will be 13 AMA and Flying Aces events, as follows:

  • AMA:
    1. Easy B
    2. Mini Stick
    3. Limited Penny Plane
    4. 7-gram Bostonian Cabin
    5. Standard Class Catapult Glider

  • FAC:
    1. FAC Scale
    2. Power Scale
    3. No-Cal Scale (6.2 gram minimum weight)
    4. FAC Peanut Scale
    5. Dime Scale
    6. World War II mass launch
    7. Thompson/Greve combined mass launch
    8. Golden Age Scale

In addition, there will be three special events:

  1. WNYFFS Electric Endurance.

    The premise of this event is to keep things fun and low tech. The Contest Director's decision will be final regarding whether or not a given model complies with this premise and the rules.

    1. Any free flight model powered by an electric motor is eligible to compete.
    2. The model's airborne battery pack will be limited to two (2) nickel cadmium cells, each no larger than 50mah capacity. No method of in-flight recharging, such as the use of solar cells, is permitted.
    3. No other electronic or mechanical devices will be allowed other than a gearbox on the motor, a charging jack, and an on/off motor switch. These devices are strictly optional.
    4. Only a single, fixed-pitch, fixed diameter, two-bladed propeller can be used.
    5. All pertinent AMA rules covering indoor rubber endurance will apply. Per these rules, scoring will be the highest single time of five official flights. Flights of 60 seconds or longer will be considered official.

  2. Butterfly Duration. This event will be run by John Clapp of FAI Model Supply and uses the ready-to-fly Butterfly indoor rubber model. See details below.

  3. Science Olympiad "Wright Stuff"

    New this year, this event will give middle and high school Wright Stuff fliers an opportunity to compete in a premiere flying site. Official Science Olympiad rules will be used, with two categories: Middle School and High School. There will be a $5.00 entry fee which will include mandatory AMA membership.

Entry fee is $25 and will allow flying in all AMA, FAC, and Electric Endurance events. Wright Stuff and Butterfly events have separate entry fees.

AMA membership is required for all events, and can be obtained on site.

No food, drink, or glass containers are allowed in the building. A concession stand will be available on site for food and beverages. Ample parking is available directly in front of the main fieldhouse entrance. Helium will be provided.

FAI Model Supply is again sponsoring a special, separate event for the ready-to-fly "Butterfly" indoor rubber model. This is a mini-stick size tissue covered indoor rubber model that's literally ready to fly right out of its box. Hand made in the Czech Republic, it's easily capable of flights of two minutes or more.

Models and winders for this event will be for sale at the contest as a package and at a special reduced price. There will be three age categories: 10 years and under; 11-17, and 18 and older. A $5.00 entry fee for the first two groups includes an AMA membership. Open fliers (18 and older) must already be AMA members or be willing to join on site. This event is primarily intended to give newcomers/spectators an opportunity to give indoor rubber model flying a try. FAI Model Supply personnel will furnish assistance where needed.

Trophies will be awarded through third place in all three age groups. AMA indoor rubber rules will apply.

For more information, including a site location map and list of area motels, contact:

Vet Thomas, CD
970 Clarkson-Parma Road
Hilton, NY 14468
(716) 392-5164


Hugh Jones
314 Shore Acres Drive
Rochester, NY 14612
(716) 663-1489

For Butterfly event information, contact:

John Clapp
FAI Model Supply
P.O. Box 366
Sayre, PA 18840-0366
(570) 882-9873

I hope to see you all there. This site is most definitely worth the trip!

Bob Clemens
President, WNYFFS


Oklahoma City
Okie Flyers Indoor Flying Schedule
Exchange Ave Baptist Church
Tom Solinski

Hello all! On behalf of the OKIE FLYERS I'd like to invite all of you to our 2014-2015 monthly indoor free flight sessions in Oklahoma City. The events are scheduled for the third Saturday of each month, September 2014 through through June 2015.

Flying is held at the Exchange Ave Baptist Church (EABC) at the corner of Exchange, Penn, and Grand at the east end of Stockyards City.

Flying starts at 9:00 am and we have the gym till 4:00 pm. Indoor RC models are welcome, but please remember this is a Free Flight session. Please land your RC model if a FF launches.

We ask for a donation to compensate the church.

Call me with any questions
Tom Solinski


Albany OR
Willamette Modelers Clubs Indoor Contests and Record Trials
South Albany High School
3705 South Columbus St.
the large gym, 47 ft. ceiling
Contact: Bob Stalick
5066 NW Picadilly Circle
Albany OR 97321



For complete details check the website


Washington D.C.
National Building Museum
Tom Schmitt/Paul Spreiregen at or Paul at 202-337-2887
See the web site for photo of site and location map.


Seattle Area
Also flying at meetings, each 3rd Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Oxbow Recreation Center
Contact: Gene Stubbs, 903-523-6148


Aurora Ontario, Canada
Monday evenings, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Aurora High Flyers
Aurora High School Gym
Ron Bauer at or 905 727 3107
MAAC flying site, 20' 6.75" flat tiled ceiling. Some gym apparatus to watch for and steer around. Great for mini-stick, no-cal, F1D, A-6, Bostonian, Manhattan but not the best for gliders.

Ottawa, Ontario
Flying sessions at Woodruffe High School
Contact: Dan O'Grady at or 613-224-3424


Tournai Belgium
5 and 6 may 2001, 8h00- 18h 00
International "Santos Dumont" contest

M.Lemaitre Michel at or 0486/470884
International contest (rubber powered only):duration, peanuts, pistachios,....

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