Posts of Bong Eagles sponsored events, along with other events of interest, most current at the top
Bong Eagles Upcoming Events
INDOOR FLYING AT MEMORIAL HALL IN RACINE, WI
We were able to reserve Memorial Hall in 2023 for Indoor flying. For Details see Indoor page under the Flying Sites Tab. Remaining date for 2023 is April 5. Pictures from the November, December, February and March Sessions have been posted –
2022-2023 Bong Eagles Indoor Flying at Racine Memorial Hall
Time is from 4:00 to 9:00 PM Central Time. Contact Contest Director Jeff Annis ( email@example.com ) at least 2 days before the event for details.
For Last Seasons Pictures See:
2021-2022 Bong Eagles Indoor Flying at Racine Memorial Hall
EAA Flight Fest at EAA Museum, Oshkosh, WI, on February 10-12, 2023
Event was a success. Participation was fine, with 22 flyers, including some from Ohio and Colorado. Bong Eagles were able to help the EAA introduce the public to the joy of flying on Saturday. There were about 700 attendees from the public. The One-Design event this year was for the “Boxy Bipe”. This simple plane was designed by Bill Hannan, who contributed the “Hannan’s Hangar” column to “Model Builder” Magazine. A link to the plans, both as tiled for 8.5X11 and without tiling for 11X17 papers, is given below. A link to the results of the contest and a summary is given below. Another link shows pictures of the event.
2023 EAA Winter Flight Fest Pictures
2023 EAA Winter Flight Fest Results and Summary
2023 Festival of Flight One-Design Contest Plans
2023 EAA Flight Fest Flyer and Registration Form
2023 Outdoor Events
Club Contests We will continue to have our two club contests for 2023. One difference: We are moving to Saturdays. The impetus for this is simple: Sunday will be our ‘rain day’ if the weather for Saturday is poor.
July 8th (9th as rain day)
August 5th (6th as rain day)
Site will be Wind Lake Turf Farm.
The Bong Eagles are partnering with MARKS R/C club ( http://www.marksrcclub.com/ ) for access to their flying site at the Wind Lake Turf sod farm in Wind Lake, Wisconsin. This site is approximately ten miles north of the Bong Recreational Area we have flown at in the past. https://windlaketurf.com/
Access to this site requires that we also be members of the MARKS R/C club. This is important. Flying there is restricted to MARKS club members EXCEPT when flying in our contests. MARKS Membership form is available at: 2023 MARKS Membership Form
We are also planning to have three dates as Fun Fly dates. No contest, no worries, just come out and fly. Fun Fly dates require you to be a MARKS member to fly.
June 10th Sept 16th Sept 30
Rain dates will be the following day.
One rule to be aware of: No engine powered models on Sundays before 12 noon.
Membership in MARKS (Milwaukee Area Radio Kontrol Society) is available at:
2023 Kent State Indoor Free Flight Contest – April 22 & 23
Held at the Kent State Field House in Ohio, a large Category II site. Registration at https://www.indoorffsupply.com/events
2023 Kent State Indoor Free Flight Meet Flyer April 22-23
2023 Northern Ohio Free Fight Association Free Flight Championship
June 3-4 – AMA National Flying Field – Muncie, IN
2023 NOFFA Contest Flyer – June 3-4 at AMA in Muncie, IN
NATIONAL EVENTS –
AMA INDOOR FREE FLIGHT NATIONALS
June 19-23, 2023 Kibbie Dome, Moscow, Idaho
Information on this event may be found at modelaviation.org .
Bong Eagles’ Completed 2022 Events
Bong Eagles Holiday Lunch – December 10, 2022 —– Event was a Success
Noon, Saturday December 10, 2022 Birchwood Grill 7515 125th Ave.. Kenosha Wi
Event Flyer: 2022 Bong Eagles Holiday Lunch Event Flyer
Fun Fly at Wind Lake Turf Farm – October 29, 2022
Some Bong Eagles flew at the sod farm field used by the M.A.R.K.S. (Milwaukee Area Radio Kontrol Society). They were testing the field for future use by the Eagles, as guests of the M.A.R.K.S.. Pictures have been added to
2022 Bong Eagles Free Flight Meet Pictures
Annual Bong Eagles’ All Free Flight Contest – August 7, 2022
Event was cancelled because of rain. Was to be held at MAJ Richard Bong State Recreation Area – Event Details on Flyer
EVENT FLYER – 2022 Bong Eagles AMA Free Flight Meet – August 7
Old Timer Contest – July 10, 2022
Was held at MAJ Richard Bong State Recreation Area – Event Details on Flyer
EVENT FLYER – 2022 Bong Eagles Old Timer Meet – July 10
Meet went well, links to pictures and results have been posted
2022 Bong Eagles Free Flight Meet Pictures
2022 7/10 Bong Eagles Oldtimer Free Flight Contest Results
2022 AMA OUTDOOR FREE FLIGHT NATS – July 25-29, 2022 – Muncie, IN
Meet was very successful for Bong Eagles, who flew in 10 events. Events pictures are available at 2022 Bong Eagles at AMA FF Nats – Pictures
Summary of the Meet from an Eagles’s perspective is available here
2022 AMA Free Flight Nats and NFFS Outdoor Champs
EVENT FLYER 2022 AMA Outdoor Free Flight NATS
2022 FAC Outdoor Champs and Ted Dock Meet – September 15-16 & 17-18 – Muncie IN
EVENT FLYERS 2022 Flying Aces Club Outdoor Champs –
2022 Roscoe Turner FAC Ted Dock Free Flight Meet
Other 2022 Events completed
2022 AMA INDOOR FREE FLIGHT NATS – May 24 – 28, 2022
EVENT FLYER 2022 AMA INDOOR NATS – Round Valley Dome, Eager, AZ
PICTURES in AMA Flickr Album https://www.flickr.com/photos/modelaircraft/albums/72177720299253848
2022 Flying Aces Club NATS – Geneseo, NY – July 13-16, 2022
EVENT FLYER 2022 Flying Aces Club NATS – Geneseo, NY
Good Flying weather at Geneseo. Two members of Bong Eagles / FAC Lightning Aces competed. 2022 Flying Aces Club Nats Report
February 11-13, 2022 – EAA Winter Flight Fest – EAA Museum, Oshkosh, WI
Event was a Sucess.
Report is on the attached page: Winter Flight Fest at EAA Oshkosh February 11-13, 2022
A Photo Page is available at Photos of 2022 EAA Flight Fest, February 11-13, Oshkosh, WI
Events: LPP, Mini-stick, No Cal, Phantom Flash, Dime Scale, Peanut Scale, Bostonian, Big Smash P-18, P-18, Mass Launches: Big Smash P-18, Mashup, and Phantom Flash
- Flyer is on the following Page, Flyer for 2022 Winter FlightFest
March 26-27, 2022 – Jim Richmond Open – West Baden. IN
Event was a success. Photos are on the AMA Flickr page.
3rd Annual Jim Richmond Open | Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/modelaircraft/albums/72177720297692119
Other photos by Jeff A. are available here
Photos of 2022 Jim Richmond Open at West Baden, IN
See – EVENT FLYER – 2022 Jim Richmond Open at West Baden, IN as updated Jan 31, 2022 – Note increase in Registration Fee as of February 1, 2022
2021 Past Events With Links
Bong Eagles Holiday Lunch – December 11, 2021
Bong Eagles had a good time at the Holiday Lunch at the Birchwood Grill
AUGUST 08, 2021 Annual Bong Eagles’ All Free Flight Contest
Contest was held. Weather windy and warm,
2021 Free Flight Meet Pictures
SEPTEMBER 9 & 10, 2021 FAC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sponsored by the Detroit Cloudbusters, CD Winn Moore
Location: AMA Flying Field – Muncie, Indiana
Contest was held and well attended. Three Eagles flyers competed. Weather was fine, with more wind on Thursday and very little wind on Friday.
2021 FAC Outdoor Champs Bong Eagles Photos
EVENT FLYER – FAC Outdoor Championships | New Bong Eagles website
SEPTEMBER 11 & 12, 2021 ROSCOE TURNER FAC TED DOCK MEET
CD: Pat Murray
Location AMA Flying Field – Muncie, Indiana
Contest weather was good but quite windy.
EVENT FLYER – Ted Dock Contest | New Bong Eagles website