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All AMA indoor free flight categories can be flown in hanger No. 1. The hanger is a category IV site. Helium is available at $5.00 per balloon and is located in the club locker near the south west corner of the hanger. The combination for the locker is included in the club information packet that is sent to all new club members.

ECIM provides record sanctions twice a month from April to October. For the current sanction schedule or any questions, contact Rob Romash.

Flying can occur from sun-up to late in the evening. ECIM does have spot lights in the club locker for those die hard enthusiasts.

Best flying in the hanger for free flight is determined by the current outdoor weather as the hanger is NOT climate controlled. Typically the best flying conditions are in the late afternoon on calm warm days. On calm days, drift is generally minimal, but when windy outdoor persists, the hangers conditions can also be unpredictable.

Floor conditions in the hanger are constantly changing as the military shuffles equipment and supplies about. Obviously, we haven't control over the base activities and while flying aircraft in the hanger it is important not to disturb the base personnel. There is a mock up air craft carrier, steam catapult that occupies approximately 15% of the floor space in the north-east corner of the hanger. It is next to this mock-up where we usually find the most floor space and is the primary launching are for free flight aircraft. This is also the primary take off and landing area for slow fly rc. Please refer to the radio controlled segment for interaction with rc aircraft.

You should be prepared to bring everything you need with you to fly. This includes a table and chairs as these are often hard to come by in the hanger.

 

 

 

 

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