Report on the September 13, 2014 Giant Scale Fly-In

The 2014 Smoky Hill Model Flying Club's annual Giant Scale Fly-In drew 28 registered pilots, and about 60 airplanes. Fog and wet grass delayed early flights, but following the Pilots Meeting at 9:15, some pilots ventured into the air.

The most unusual large plane was an electric-powered Spad biplane which, due to increasing wind, flew only once. The largest plane which never became airborne was Art Klenda's 13 foot wing span monster. Its maiden flight was only the previous evening. The worst crash was Art Klenda's 40% biplane whose carburetor fell-off in flight, causing a crash just beyond the dike. A rescue crew recovered the remains in several pieces. The most unusual small plane flown after hours was an electric powered Flite Test Bloody Wonder made of foam core board. A lunch of Hog Wild pork and sides was served with Salinan Bill Burrows providing dinner music with his guitar, mandolin and amps.

Club President Marshall Stanton expresses appreciation to all visitors who traveled to Salina to participate and to all Club members who worked to create an effective and pleasant event.

Thanks to Marshall Stanton for the event report, and to Larry Geiger for submitting these great pictures from the event. If anyone has additional pictures that should appear here, please submit them so they can be added.

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