Ultimate Soccer Arenas welcomed Hobbico and
the aeromodeling community.
The Academy of Model
Aeronautics recently welcomed
Life Members Rick D. Fisk Jr.,
Grandville MI; Daniel Hetorilla,
Shrewsbury MA; Paul Wintler,
Avalon CA; Michael Colvard,
Cary IL; Jordan McCoy,
McKinney TX; Chris J. Boulet,
Crowley LA; William D. Pardue,
Artesia NM; and Todd M.
Cumston, Columbus OH.
For information about
becoming a Life Member, contact
AMA Headquarters at (800)
—AMA Membership Department
AMA Thanks Its
AMA Member Honored
An AMA Leader Member, historian,
and author has been selected to receive
an American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics (AIAA) award for contributions
to his community.
Dr. Gary Fogle received the Outstanding
Contribution to the Community award for
the San Diego section of AIAA on April 25
during an awards banquet at San Diego State
“It’s great to be honored … Two years ago
I received the section award for Outstanding
Enhancement of the Image of the Aerospace
Profession award. San Diego has a rich history in aviation, and the San Diego section is
one of the larger AIAA sections in the US,” Gary wrote.
According to a press release, the award is given to an “AIAA member who has
played a significant role in community activities outside of AIAA. This may include
participation in other societies, community service organizations, charities, schools, etc.”
Gary helped protect the Torrey Pines Gliderport by securing historic designations for
it, and drafting proposals that led to the formation of AMA’s National Aeromodeling
Heritage Program. He currently serves as the vice president of the Torrey Pines Scale
Soaring Society. Visit http://air.modelaircraft.org/gary-fogel-torrey-pines to see an
AMA Air interview of Gary by AMA’s Chad Budreau.
Gary is the author of The Torrey Pines Gliderport and the coauthor of Quest for Flight:
John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of Aviation in the West. The books detail California’s
contributions to the early days of flight.
US to Host World Championship
A historic hotel in Indiana, once called the Eighth Wonder of the World, has been
chosen as the site for the 2018 FAI F1D World Championship for Indoor Model
During an FAI/CIAM Plenary meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, in April, the US
was selected to host the international competition March 18-23, 2018, at the West
Baden Springs Hotel in West Baden, Indiana.
The USA Organizing Committee, in conjunction with the AMA, submitted a bid
to host the competition in the hotel’s atrium. The facility will also be used for room
accommodations and meals for the competitors, officials, and contest workers.
Built in 1902, the hotel’s 200-foot span atrium has been the site of numerous Indoor
Free Flight competitions, including the 1980 F1D Indoor World Championship. Many
national and world records have been set
in the glass and steel atrium.
In 2006, the site was renovated and
reopened as a full-service, luxury hotel.
For the past four years, a two-day Indoor
contest has been held there in the early
spring. The contest attracts model pilots
from across the US, including many top
This year’s FAI F1D World
Championship for Indoor Model Aircraft
was held in Romania. To learn more about
the competition and the FAI, visit www.
On March 28 and 29, 2016, modelers
from southeastern Michigan got a
special treat with a “Pre-Toledo” visit
from Hobbico. Josh Schiff drove a
trailer full of airplanes and multirotors
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