Thursday, Sept 04 12pm-7pm

Open Jet, Heli & Flying, Off-road Race practice

Friday, Sept 05 9am-7pm

Open Jet & Heli Flying, Off-road Race practice

Saturday, Sept 06 9am-9:30pm

Air Show Extravaganza, Night Flying and Fireworks

Sunday, Sept 07 9am-3pm

Air Show Extravaganzam

Pilot & Driver Info

JetHeliRace

Register Now to be a part of the Largest RC Event of its kind.

Registration

We're inviting fun-loving hobbyists to participate in an action-packed air show and off-road race extravaganza at New England's pristine Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport.

This two-part event offers you - the RC Jet, RC Heli, RC Ultra Micro, CL pilot and/or RC driver - to have a blast in a friendly, low-key environment for two exclusive days, Thursday and Friday. Then on the weekend, Air Meet soars to a new level where you're the star of the show for thousands of public spectators.

Click HERE to register now.

Volunteer

If you're an area club member, sign up to volunteer at the Horizon Hobby Air Meet 2014.

Volunteer benefits include free admission to the event and an invitation to dinner, the night flying show on Saturday Night. Your club will also get financial benefits for your participation. The invitation to Saturday dinner will require club members to complete at least two time periods.

Click HERE to volunteer.

For more information, call Bethany Lothrop at Ray & Robin's Hobby Center; (207) 797-5196. The schedule is limited so be sure to send your form in as early as possible.

Thank you!

Event Highlights

Thursday

12PM-7PM Open Flying

Friday

8:30AM-7PM Open Jet, Heli and Ultra Micro Flying
Official Off-Road Race Practice

Saturday

8:30AM-6PM Open Jet, Heli and Ultra Micro Flying
Horizon Off-Road Showdown Race Preliminaries

12:30PM-2PM Air Show Extravaganza

Dusk-9PM Night Flying Ballet

Sunday

8:30AM-3PM Open Jet, Heli and Ultra Micro Flying
Horizon Off-Road Showdown Race Finals

Noon Air Show Extravaganza

FREE Parking • FREE "Try Me" RC car track, flight simulators and airplanes • On-site exhibits, food and vendors • Family friendly activities for the kids • Local accommodations available

Show Admission:
• Adults / $10
• Kids ages 6-12 / $5
• Children 5 and under / FREE

Meet the Stars of the Show

Mike McConville

Nationals Champion,
Giant-Scale Pylon Racing World Champion
Bio

Mike McConville

Nationals Champion
Giant-Scale Pylon Racing World Champion

A Cincinnati, Ohio native with over 18 years experience in the Hobby industry, Mike moved to Champaign, Illinois in 1996 to design and develop airplanes for Horizon Hobby. He has designed more than 50 aircraft, including the 3D ShowTime™ performers that bear his nickname. Mike won his first U.S. Pattern Nationals in 1981 when he was just 16 years old, and since then has dominated at nearly every level of competition: 8-time TOC competitor and 2-time finalist, an IMAC U.S. Nationals champion, 6-time F3A U.S. Team Trial competitor, Giant-Scale Pylon Racing World Champion, and a winner of more than 200 pattern and IMAC events. Though his competition has been primarily in aerobatics and racing, Mike has a love for all aspects of model aviation and enjoys flying all types of models, both fixed wing and helicopters.

David Payne

A third-generation modeler, all-around jet expert and professional RC product developer
Bio

David Payne

A third-generation modeler, all-around jet expert and professional RC product developer.

David is a third-generation modeler who is the son of an Army pilot and the grandson of an Air Force pilot, both of whom were avid RC enthusiasts. As a result, David expresses a great passion for the hobby as well as other aviation aspects. He began flying models at the age of 5 and enjoys everything from free-flight to turbine jets. A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, David left his job as a full-time fire fighter to pursue his dream career at Horizon Hobby® headquarters in Champaign, Illinois. His professional achievement award list includes recognition for product design—some of which were named best product by leading publishers. A number of those designs include milestones that have advanced the size and performance of Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) jets. Most recently, he played a key role in the development of groundbreaking SAFE™ technology acclaimed to help make RC flight easier than ever to enjoy. David participates and has placed at the Top Gun international scale competition and spends most of his off time flying turbine powered jets and giant-scale airplanes at events and competitions around the world.

James Haley

Professional RC Helicopter Designer and International Level Competitor
Bio

James Haley

Professional RC Helicopter Designer and National Level Competitor.

Raised in the birthplace of modern aviation in Dayton, Ohio, James Haley has been flying RC since the age of 12. His fascination with helicopters has driven him to explore new technology by pushing both his piloting skills and his helicopters to the absolute limits. His self-motivation and dedication have enabled him to understand the complex engineering behind these incredible machines and take his abilities to a higher level. James is no stranger to competition and travels to events around the country. His participation in FAI at the national level has made him well known as an extremely capable pilot, earning him invitations to compete regularly at the Extreme Flight Championships, E-Fest Heli Smackdown, the Gaui Micro Cup and Blade Heli Invitational. His rare ability to finesse a helicopter shows not only how low his machine can go, but just how precisely it can get there. Now at age 23 he is a respected and valuable member of the Blade helicopter team with Horizon Hobby, where he has been the lead product developer on the groundbreaking Blade® mCP X, 130 and 300 machines, as well as their #1 test pilot

 

Hands-On activities: Drive an R/C Car or Boat, Pilot a Flight Simulator