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Old 10-31-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default 2013 Mid America Fun Fly May 31st - June 2nd Grosse Ile MI

Hello Friends,

I am pleased to announce the 2013 Mid America R/C Heli Fun Fly scheduled for May 31st thru June 2nd, 2013. Next to the Jamboree this is the premier event in the Midwest!!!

This years' event will again take place at Grosse Ile Municipal Airport on the island of Grosse Ile, Mi.

The runway is 8850 feet long offering us an incredible amount of space for our flight line. The event will be held in conjunction with the Grosse Ile Island Fest also occurring at the airport during the Fun Fly.

Moving the event to the airport offers several new amenities:
Night Flying*** With a special spotlight show***
Camping
Motor Home Parking *** No Fees***
Full Scale Helicopter Rides
Full Scale Plane Rides
Carnival Games and rides for the family.

After a very successful event last year with over 156 pilots at the event and well over $15,000.00 in raffle prizes, I am determined to make this year’s event even better. Look forward to more pilots, more prizes, more spectators, more food vendors, more evening activities and more good times!!!


Demo Pilots planning to attend!!!!

Nick Maxwell - Team Thunder Tiger, Team Futaba,& Team Rotor Rage
Kyle and Ray Stacy -Team SAB Goblin, Team Futaba & Team Rotor Rage
Bobby Watts - Team Futaba, Team Gaui
Bert Kammerer - Team SAB Goblin & Team Rotor Rage
Tim Jones - Team A-main Hobbies & Team YS & Team Rotor Rage
Matt Botos - Team Synergy & Team Rail Blades
Aaron Johnson - Team Synergy & Team Rotor Rage
Alex Rodriguez - Team JR & Team Heli Wholesaler
AJ Jaffe - Team Experience RC
Tony Whiteside - Team Compass
Jared Granzow – Team Horizon
James Haley – Team Horizon
Mitch Marozas – Team Gaui & Team Futaba
David Kettlehut - Team Compass
JIm Stark - Team Futaba - Team Thunder Tiger

And many more to come...


The following Sponsors supported last year’s event and many have already committed to supporting the event again:

Experience R/C
Hobbico - Futaba & Thunder Tiger
Horizon Hobby - Blade Helis & Spektrum
Miniature Aircraft
Byron Fuels
Compass Models
Castle Creations
Century Helicopters
Curtis Youngblood Enterprises
Scorpion Power Systems
Hacker Brushless Motors
Rail Blades
Prop-shop hobbies
Dirtburners RC Racing
A-main Hobbies - Protek
Progressive RC
Align USA
Smacktalk R/C
Boca Bearings
Chimp Systems
Edge Rotorblades
ReadyHeli
MKS Servos USA
Racetronics
Hitec RCD
RC Booya
SAB Goblin
Airtronics
SwitchGlo
KDE Direct
Coolpower
Powermaster
Sick Canopy


Here is the Hotel and Pre-registration info:

The Primary hotel will be the;
LaQuinta Inn
12888 Reeck Road
Southgate, MI
734-374-3000

The rate for the event is $72.15 + Tax per night. The hotel offers free wi-fi and free breakfast. Please mention "Mid America Fun Fly" to get the group rate.

The second hotel will be the;
Motel 6
18777 Northline Road
Southgate, MI
734-287-8340

The rate for the event is $50.39 + Tax per night. The hotel offers free wi-fi and free breakfast. Please mention "Mid America Fun Fly" to get the group rate.
Both room blocks will start accepting reservations on February 1st 2012.

The landing fee this year is $35.00 pre-registration and $35.00 on-site and includes the following;
3 days of flying at a premiere facility with some of the best pilots on the planet.
Hot dog lunch Friday and Saturday.
Event t-shirt (free with pre-registration only).
General Raffle tickets (5 included with pre-registration only)
Pilot Raffle ticket 1 included with registration.
Special Raffle for Preregistered pilots only.

The t-shirt design will be released on March 1st, and there will be a few prizes for those that pre-register.

Pre-registration will be available starting Monday, November 5th and there will be special raffle drawings for early pre-registration.

As usual there will be planned dinners and other activities for every night of the event. In addition to the night booming Detroit area night life,

The Detroit Grand Prix is the same weekend so the city will be buzzing with excitement and all of you race fans can check out the race on Sunday. Check out Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix http://www.detroitgp.com for more details.


Stay tuned for more info very soon.

Here is a link to Amy Botos' photos from the 2012 event; http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...20&l=dbf22cfb89

Here is a link to Jenni Orenbaugh's photos http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...28107534&type=3

Big D.
http://www.midamfunfly.com

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Old 10-31-2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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I'll start planning right now!!! Thanks Big D!!!

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Old 11-02-2012, 11:22 AM   #3
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I love this event!
Great space loaded with great friends.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:54 AM   #4
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I am so bummed that Greg and I will have to miss it next year, as we will be in Washington D.C. for his niece's wedding that weekend...or in Georgia awaiting the arrival of a new family member if he or she decides to arrive early. We had a blast last year, though, and you're missing out if you don't attend!
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Jenni,

Say it isn't so!!
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Jenni,

Say it isn't so!!
I know... we'll be back in 2014 though!
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:13 PM   #7
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Default You'll be missed Jenni!!!!!!

Hope to see you in Orlando...

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Old 11-05-2012, 06:15 PM   #8
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Hey Guys,

The new event site is up www.midamfunfly.com and pre-registration is open. Don't miss out on special raffles for preregistered pilots.

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Old 11-06-2012, 06:51 AM   #9
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Hope to see you in Orlando...

D.
My flight is already booked, and Greg will be heading down about a week earlier. We'll definitely be at OHB!
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:03 AM   #10
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Pre-registered! I can't wait for the event, big D!

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:01 PM   #11
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if you dont plan to fly (newbie) should we still register t
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:53 AM   #12
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if you dont plan to fly (newbie) should we still register t
There are several raffles that are only for pilots.
There ia also a raffle that is only for pre-registered pilots.

Pre-registered pilots receive the event t-shirt free with their registration.

Registering and flying support the event. An event of this magnitude is extremely expensive to produce and without the support of the local pilots it simply cannot happen. There is absolutely no reason to NOT fly. Everyone in this hobby starts out in the same place, I have known most of todays hottest pro pilots since they were hovering.

And lastly this is a charity event the proceeds go to charity.

Take care,

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:43 PM   #13
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You know Ill be there brother. This is for sure a dont miss event!!!
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:29 AM   #14
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Looking forward to it Dan!!!


See you soon,

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Old 12-08-2012, 03:34 PM   #15
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There are several raffles that are only for pilots.
There ia also a raffle that is only for pre-registered pilots.

Pre-registered pilots receive the event t-shirt free with their registration.

Registering and flying support the event. An event of this magnitude is extremely expensive to produce and without the support of the local pilots it simply cannot happen. There is absolutely no reason to NOT fly. Everyone in this hobby starts out in the same place, I have known most of todays hottest pro pilots since they were hovering.

And lastly this is a charity event the proceeds go to charity.

Take care,

Big D.

sounds good D . youve been watching me and skills come up at the field.. Al with the yak.. you told me about how much work goes into making this happen. im in if thats the case
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:41 PM   #16
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I'll be there

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Old 12-11-2012, 09:50 AM   #17
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Pre-registration is open and there is a very cool prize that will go to one of the first 50 to sign up!!!

Sign up at www.midamfunfly.com
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:33 AM   #18
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Done did it back in November... Very cool prize? Hmm...

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:05 AM   #19
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:25 PM   #20
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Default Here's a sample of last year's flying...

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