Category Archives: Fly-in


26th Annual Big Bird Fly-in

March 12 – 26th Annual Big Bird Fly-in and 12th Annual Swap Meet.
At our Alvin R/C Club Field corner of Blum road and CR 180. Registration at 7:30 and flying at 8:30 till ……… Raffle and Pilot prizes. Twenty dollar landing fee that include lunch. Swap meet is free.

Night Fly In



NOVEMBER 7, 2015

5:00 PM

9249 FM 686 DAYTON, TX 77535

GPS Coordinates: 30.061629,-95.021374
For Map and Directions, visit or 110v AC available, covered pit area, Air Conditioned Clubhouse
No Landing Fee/Must have an AMA card 

4th annual Warbird Fly-In, Saturday October 3rd

As a reminder Alvin RC Model Airplane Association is having their 4th annual Warbird Fly-In, Saturday October 3rd. Attached is the flyer and map to the field. This year we will be awarding cash prizes for the classes show below. As a clarification to the flyer, an award for post 1950 aircraft will be included as well. Prizes will be:
Best Scratch/Kit WWI – 1932 – $25
Best Scratch/Kit WWII – 1950 – $25
Best Scratch/Kit Post 1950 – $25
Best ARF (One Class) – $25
Best Overall – $100

The planes must fly to be eligible for prizes and judging will be by the registered pilots. Please note on the flyer some size restrictions will apply.

Pilot prizes will be given away during the day and the pilot landing fee includes one hamburger plate.

Raffle tickets may be purchased for chances to win some very nice prizes. Several prizes will be Raffled and will include a FMS Silver P-47 fighter PNP and an Aeroworks 50cc Yak 54 ARF QB. So come out and buy a “stretch” of tickets.

Hope to see you there
Ken White CD

WARBIRD FLYER 2015 with map

Texas City Big Bird Fun Fly & Swap Meet – August 29

Texas City RC  “Big Bird Fun Fly & Swap Meet” has been rescheduled for Aug. 29, 2015!!!!

This event will begin at 8:00 am – Till…..

$20.00 Landing Fee
$1.00 Raffle Tickets For some Amazing PRIZES!!!!!

Wings Span of 80″ or Larger
Bi-Plane Wing Span of 60″ or Larger
1/4 Scale or Larger

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chips, Candy, & Cold Beverages will be sold all day!!!!

Please come out and join us for the fun filled event as we take over the skies with all these beautiful large scale aircraft’s. Bring friends and family to watch these highly skilled pilots take to the shies!!! Hope to see you there……

Field location is at; 7500 South Humble Camp Rd., Dickinson, TX, 77539

For more info Contact;
Mike Samano 281-827-7148
Travis LeDoux 832-390-9526

8th Annual Worldwide Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon

I am contacting you in regard to the 8th Annual Worldwide Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon which is coming up on October 3rd and 4th! This is an appeal for you to encourage clubs and /or members of your district to participate in this event.

If you are not familiar with the Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon, it is the largest Control Line model Fun-Fly event in the World. You can read about the Fly-A-Thon in my feature article starting on page 37 in the September issue of Model Aviation (available now in the digital edition). The event is entirely run by volunteers and there are no fees or prizes!

Briefly, the Fly-A-Thon is a celebration of model aviation where pilots anywhere in the world fly some variety of the Ringmaster control line model and report their flights to an email address for tabulation into a report. The report contains a compilation of the locations and the number of flights and pilots that participated. There are no fees and no registration is involved. I have attached a file for the final report from the 2014 event to this message. It will give you an idea about participation for last year’s 7th Annual Fly-A-Thon. I have also attached files for the informational flyer in jpg, doc and PDF formats.

It would be a big help in promoting the Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon if you would email your clubs and/or members and encourage them to participate in this event. As you can see from last year’s report, quite a few AMA clubs and individuals from the US have already participated in past years. Nevertheless, it should be possible to recruit many more. You can also promote the Fly-A-Thon on your District’s WEB site and/or Facebook page.

If you would like to target just clubs that are control line and combination RC and control line, I can email you a file of such AMA clubs in your district. The file, obtained from AMA Headquarters, contains email addresses for the club contact person (in most cases).

I am the PR person for this event and will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding the Fly-A-Thon.

John Cralley
AMA 52183
PH 309 452 7391 (cell 309 532 2497)

August 15 – National Model Aviation Day

Saturday, August 15 is National Model Aviation Day across the country. It is a charity event that supports The Wounded Warrior Project and local charities.

The event will be a simple fun fly for any type or size airplane. There will be plenty of flying and food will be served by local Boy Scouts.

Please share the event information with other clubs and friends even if they are not pilots maybe they will “catch the bug” the we have caught.  Hope to see you there and if you would like to help with the event please let us know at

View our flyer.