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 InfoJetHeliRace
Register Now to be a part of the Largest RC Event of its kind.
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.
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.
12PM-7PM Open Flying
8:30AM-7PM Open Jet, Heli and Ultra Micro Flying
Official Off-Road Race Practice
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
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
• Adults / $10
• Kids ages 6-12 / $5
• Children 5 and under / FREE
Meet the Stars of the Show
Giant-Scale Pylon Racing World 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.
A third-generation modeler, all-around jet expert and professional RC product developer
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.
Professional RC Helicopter Designer and International Level Competitor
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
Full-scale National & World Aerobatics Competitor,
Top Gun Competitor
Full-scale National & World Aerobatics Champion, Top Gun competitor
Matt is recognized as an extraordinary aerobatic pilot who thrills millions of air show fans each summer. He began flying aerobatics in 1984 and quickly worked his way up to the highest level of competition aerobatics – the Unlimited category. Recognized for his skills, he won one of only five slots on the U.S. Unlimited Men's Aerobatic Team in 1996 and 1998. At the 1998 World Aerobatic Championships, Matt was the highest-ranking American pilot, finishing third in the world with a bronze medal. He led the men's team to a silver medal. Along with this impressive finish came the coveted Hilliard Trophy, awarded to the highest-finishing U.S. pilot at the WAC. Matt also won the prestigious International Aerobatic Club Championships in 1994 and the Fond du Lac Cup in 1995. Matt's exciting competition aerobatics led him to air show performing. Matt has flown in front of millions of fans at air shows all over. He has appeared on ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports Network, Real TV, The Learning Channel's "Amazing America" and SpeedVision. Matt is also a respected airline captain with tens of thousands of flight hours. In addition to all of that, Matt is a respected voice in the air show business, with a reputation for safety and diligence. Matt enjoys building and flying radio-controlled aircraft of all types.