“We are proud to partner with Arvada
Associated Modelers and Warbirds Over The
Rockies on such an exciting and rewarding event.
This annual event makes an enormous difference to
the more than a million Coloradans who experience
a mental health or substance use disorder each year.
The support we receive from Warbirds is essential
to our lifesaving work: promoting the screening,
President and CEO of Mental
Health America of Colorado
During the three-day event,
seven full-scale aircraft,
including a P- 51, T- 33, T- 28, C- 45,
a Stearman, and a Provost jet,
provided FAA-approved flybys.
Greg Thomas put in several flights on his electric-powered Black Horse Models Westland
Wyvern. It flies on a 12s battery pack with a Turnigy Rotomax 50 motor.
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space
Museum hosted the Saturday night banquet
and auction. Sam Wright (L), assisted by
Brian O’Meara and Tiffany Marie, auctioned
more than 65 donated items for charity.
Awards Banquet and Auction
Wings Over the Rockies Air &
Space Museum hosted the Saturday
night banquet and auction. Attendees
were provided the opportunity to
explore the museum and mingle with
guests before and after the meal.
Attendees were also offered a chance
to sit in the cockpits of some of the
museum’s aircraft, which was too
good of an opportunity to pass up.
The awards presented to the pilots
were handmade by Tighe O’Meara
and featured aircraft and shell
casings. After several happy pilots
accepted their awards, it was time for
More than 65 donated items were
auctioned off by Sam Wright and
Brian O’Meara. From aircraft and gear
to an amazing painting, attendees didn’t
hold back, knowing that all of the money
raised would go to Mental Health
I found several items that were quite
tempting, and the only thing holding me
back was realizing anything I purchased
needed to fit in my suitcase for the flight
home. I did make a mental note that the
next time I attended, I should drive a
When it was over, approximately
$25,000 was raised and everyone had
smiles on their faces as they left the
museum—especially the people toting
awards and awesome items that they
purchased at auction.
23 Model Aviation JANUARY 2016 www.ModelAviation.com