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excellent aerobatic flights. Come on by
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John Hunton submitted a report on the
Culpeper County Air Fest.
Mike Dale with an electric-powered
Westland Whirlwind built by John Hunton.
The pictures of the flightline during
the air show attested to the popularity
of this event.
Of all the attractions presented at this
year’s Wings and Wheels, the model
aviation portion was the most popular.
MA magazine was displayed and the
public had the opportunity to see what
we do and interact with the modelers
who were at the event.
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The Culpeper Air Fest, held in Brandy
Station, Virginia, has been growing in
stature and attendance every year since
its inception in 1997. This growth can
be attributed to a supportive county
board of supervisors and an airport
committee on which Mike Dale serves.
He is the retired CEO of Jaguar
North America. He is an active modeler,
full-scale pilot, and the owner of a rare
Percival Provost—an airplane that he
trained in to get his wings in the Royal
The model airplane portion of the
show also has grown. In previous years
we have had local modelers stage the
show, but now we have the opportunity
to utilize a more professional group.
The Hobby Hangar Air Show Team
has agreed to manage and perform the
main portion of the model aviation show
this year. The group’s performance will
be from 10: 30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m.
Local instructors will conduct buddy-box flying from 9: 30 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m.,
and we will continue to have static
displays similar to those we had in past
Using the Kwang Ko/Andrew
Benjamin-led Hobby Hangar Air Show
Team has freed us from having to put
together a show. The air show team will
perform within set time constraints and
the event is insured.
The Culpeper Air Fest is scheduled
for October 13 this year. In addition to
the great model aviation show, the event
will feature massive formation flights
of warbirds, the Flying Circus, and
Hank Mausolf has submitted
information about an event held late in
The Stafford Rotary Club held
its 8th Wings and Wheels Festival at
Stafford Regional Airport, located in
Fredericksburg, Virginia, on Saturday
October 20, 2012. The weather was
nearly perfect and the crowds were
large. The festival featured full-scale
aircraft, antique and classic cars,
motorcycles, and displays from various
law enforcement and rescue agencies.
Members of the Fredericksburg
Aeromasters, the Wings over Whitmell
(WOW), and Radioactive had model
aircraft on display. The Radioactive
group also had an impressive flight
simulator trailer that has been seen all
over the country.
Many people took turns flying the
flight simulator and also enjoyed the
impressive static display provided
by the clubs. The static area was
well staffed and the general public
saw some impressive models and
had the opportunity to speak with
knowledgeable club members about the
Hobby Hangar of Chantilly, Virginia,
and the Wings over Whitmell show
teams performed flight demonstrations
with aircraft that included flying lawn
mowers, a flying leaf blower, dual
1/3-scale aerobatic models, turbines, a
B- 25, and EDF models. The air show
went well and was well received.
I want take a moment to thank Jerrel
Bolick, James Burns, Hank and Bryan
Mausolf, Mike Mosbrooker, Rusty
Kennedy, and one person whose name
I did not get for their help in setting
up the tent for the AMA membership
meeting at Joe Nall, and for taking it
down in the rain afterward.
I also want to congratulate all of
the Leader Clubs for continuing their
efforts. Four of these clubs have been
Leader Clubs for five years, one for 10,
one for 15, and two for 20 years. I thank
these clubs for their efforts. Things such
as this make AMA and our hobby/sport
what it is today.
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