I have always loved going to the Scale Squadron’s Warbirds & Classics event. Hosted at the OCMA field, it’s such a good time flying at a really picturesque location to fly. I was on vacation for last year’s event and wasn’t able to make it, so I was excited to get back out there again this year. The big news was that a newly paved runway had been installed just in time for the event! Fresh pavement and fresh paint, it was a glorious site to behold. There had also been some recent rains which meant that the surrounding greenery was actually green! (as opposed to the typical SoCal brown that we get…)
Through the weekend, the weather couldn’t have been much better with cool overcast mornings followed by warm and slightly breezy sunny afternoons. As a result there was endless flying from sun up to sun down for those in attendance. It truly doesn’t get much better than that and the new runway was just the icing on the cake! In terms of Continue reading →
It’s hard to believe that the year is half over already! It feels like since the US Scale Master’s Championships last year until now, I haven’t done all that much flying. At least certainly not as much as I could hope for. Between my kids getting into competitive travel sports added to having limited accessibility to our flying field here where I fly my large airplanes, it’s been a little difficult just getting to the field. So when the Scale Squadron’s Warbirds & Classics event peeked around the corner, needless to say I was excited! It was going to be 2 straight days of RC airplane goodness and some much needed flying! Leading up to the event, I had been focusing my spare time in the shop trying to get our little kfir kit bash project finished up for the event and this was her debut outing!
Between the Scale Squadron’s hospitality, the picturesque back drop of OCMA’s Black Starr canyon flying site, and the incredible assortment of airplanes, this event is a must go for me. I look forward to it every year and there’s always a ton of flying to be had. Plus, it’s a chance to spend a weekend flying with my dad which I cherish deeply. The beauty of the event is that there’s a great assortment of airplanes, but there’s never an issue with the flight line backing up causing much of a line. Anytime anyone wants a flight, it usually happens straight away.
After attending the Warbirds & Classics Scale RC Airplane event last year, I couldn’t wait to come back! Between the awesome assortment of airplanes, the fellowship with old and new friends, and the incredible backdrop you get from the flying site, it is a must attend for me. It helps that it’s local enough for me that the drive getting there isn’t too bad and I get to have a fun weekend flying with my dad. Needless to say, this year’s Warbirds & Classics did not disappoint! The Scale Squadron hosted event had even more pilots and even more airplanes and it was a blast! I was there Friday and Saturday and got my fill of all the flying I could handle and filled up my memory card with pics and videos…twice! I had my trusty A-7, Mirage, and Tigercat in tow. I was eager to get the Tigercat out to an event. It was like putting together a jigsaw puzzle to get them all packed into the back of my Sienna, but somehow it worked! If you weren’t excited enough to see what was at the event, here’s a quick compilation video of some of the action at the event (more pics and video further down).
Located at the OCMA rc airplane field in Black Starr Canyon (next to Irvine Lake in Irvine, CA), the event has open flying for any scale aircraft (warbirds, civlian, jets, etc.) which Continue reading →
There’s no question that the Scale Squadron of SoCal know how to put on an event. Originators of the US Scale Masters, they have been putting on scale events since day one as scale is their true passion. It is no surprise that this years Warbirds and Classics event was no exception! Running in its ninth year, the event was held at a new location; the OCMA “Bob Swenson” field in Black Star Canyon next to Irvine Lake. Nestled amongst the hills of Orange County, the runway is a nicely manicured and smooth stone composite material that is as hard as asphalt. There had been some light rains a few weeks prior and so the surrounding scenery was lush with green grass and native California shrubbery. Add to that Continue reading →