Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon at Bennett field Sat. Oct 2nd and Sun Oct 3rd.
Bennett field is reserved for control line on Sunday Oct 3rd . No R/C flying.
Stunt Challenge at Bennett field Nov/ 5th 6th & 7th
This year is the comeback year for contest. With the Corona Virus being under control with the Vacines we can all get together again and compete in a contest. We all try to make it to every event but some of us choose the ones that they feel are more fun and run well. I like to say we are one of the events you won't want to miss. This year we are back at Bennett air field newly repaved circles , plenty of parking , toilets on site and RV parking. We lost IKEA lot due to Ashley's being built there. I am working on group rate Hotels in the area. Sat. Night I will have a pizza party at my house for all flyers and families. It is my way of saying thanks for coming. Early entry makes my job easier and you save $5.00. No need to pay in advance just send me the flyer back that you plan to attend. Awards are plaques well done by RSM .
Highway 95 is also 515 on map.
The newly repaived runway has two 160 ft Diam circles that are 3/4 on asphalt. ,1/4 is on very low cut grass. This is a pilots choice to land on the runway or grass. This site is the Home of William Bennett tounament of Champions. RV parking and toilets on site. Plenty of parking. Hotels near by and a perfect place to entertain the family. Pizza Party at the MacBrides house Sat. Night to all flyers and family.
Steven's 2nd Patriot, He won 2nd in Pampa Advance and 3rd in Classic
Rick Green with a beautiful Cavalier. won 4th in advance and 6th in Classic. Was a new plane with not too many flights.
MacBride family help Heidi , Sandy, Reuben, and Christopher all did a fantastic job.
Flying site is a 600x 600 ft parking lot next to IKEA. Fully insured by AMA and smooth surface with no trees or Building to defer wind. A don't miss contest
Group picture ,A special thanks to Larry Marx who took all the pictures shown.
Pilots meeting by CD Steven MacBride. What a beautiful weekend it was.
Steven CD of contest awarding Christopher Mundell 1st place in Beginner and Best Jr. award
Christopher Mundell my Grandson and Secretary of club Graduated HS June 2021.
Col. Tom McClain won 3rd in Advance and 7th in Classic. Lou Wolgast holding plane .
A look at the site with planes lined up in the pit area.
Gary Gingerich has attended all 3 past events, He won 1st Place in Advance and 4th in Classic.
Bob Harness and his wife had a great time in Vegas. Bob loved the Rampart resort Hotel for a great price of just $69.00 a Night.
Dane Martin, Don Ballante,Dennis Osborn, Joey Mathison
Kevin Came from California and flew in our contest. Dan was our Pitt boss and did a terrific job.
I Remember these they used to run on fuel. Jose Modesto brought an electric take apart from NY. won 3rd place in Expert.
What a site to hold a contest. 600 x 600 feet of smooth paved lot with no trees or Buildings to defer the wind.
Awards were made by RSM What a fabulose place to hold a contest.
Awards were made by RSM. Best part is they add win tags on for all your wins and it takes up less room to show off.
The Rampart Marriott Resort is a 5 star hotel with balconies ,hot tubes and over size rooms. full access to spa gym and Valet parking. Plenty of food courts in the attached Casino.. Bring the wife and family for a great weekend in Vegas. Below is a picture of the room. Not bad for $69.00 a night. :)
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Las Vegas Circle Burners new field
Las Vegas Circle Burners (LVCB), Nevada’s newest model airplane club, has just opened a new flying circle. Many of us who have traveled to fabulous Las Vegas think of only the famed Strip – the hotels, shows and gambling. But there is a beautiful flying site right here at Bennett field. This flying site was paid for by Bill Bennett for the R/C Tournament of Champions. Bill Bennett was one of the richest men in the world and he also enjoyed model planes and helicopters. He was once the owner of Circus Circus and Sahara Hotel and Casino. Bill also owned a hobby shop called Circus Hobbies. In 2006 Bill Bennett was inducted into the Academy of Model Aircraft Hall of Fame and a plaque was presented to his friend Donny Weitz at SuperFly V., the all-electric fun fly. When Bill died in 2002 the field was turned over to the Clark County Parks Department. A biography of Mr. Bennett called “The Forgotten Man” was published in 2010.
Bennett Field Las Vegas is a city with a large population of radio control flyers and mostly R/C clubs. Modelers who fly control line are a minority who are scattered around the city with no permanent home or organized affiliation.
Enter the Las Vegas Circle Burners. Reuben and Steve MacBride, two AMA members who relocated to Las Vegas from New Jersey, founded LVCB. Back in northern NJ this father & son proudly flew their control line planes and actively participated in every aspect of control line and model aviation which included being long-time members of the Garden State Circle Burners, flying in and placing in championship contests, organizing, directing and judging contests and more. It wasn’t easy to give up an active control line life for one much lower key in their new city. The Las Vegas Circle Burners formed in June 2011 and has quickly grown to have 50 members. Interest in their club, as well as in flying control line, is growing and hopefully this newly formed club can continue to promote this activity and increase the number of control line enthusiasts in Las Vegas. For more information about this club, contact their treasurer at Tubeman5@aol.com http://lasvegascircleburners.weebly.com/ Acquiring a flying site in Clark County, Nevada wasn’t easy. The first person Reuben contacted was the district ten Associate Vice President, Greg Clemensen. He suggested a few different places to fly control line planes but he did not know of a control line club in the area. One location was a desert lakebed, which was very dry and dusty. Another place was Lake Mead Recreation Park, which is a paved parking lot but not very close to home. With the high price of gas the travel cost would be a real problem. Greg mentioned a radio control club near by. Reuben and his son joined their club and started to fly planes on the 100 x 700 foot R/C runway. Sharing this runway especially on a weekend meant that while they flew, the runway was closed to R/C planes. To get in an eight-minute flight they had to wait their turn. An average time was one flight per hour. The control line flyers soon noticed an area west of the runway that was large enough to fly control line and not interfere with the r/c runway. The problem was an existing fence that was in the way and needed to be removed to make a single circle on the grass. Reuben And Steven approached the R/C club officers and asked if they could help them to speak with the County Parks Dept. to turn that area into a control line circle. The R/C club manages the park to assure it complies with all AMA safety rules and regulations. A request was put in and two years later the existing fence was removed and a new fenced in area was added for control line. The control line flyers are grateful to the Las Vegas Radio Control Club for promoting model aviation and expanding their site to accommodate control line. The Clark County Parks Dept. also did a beautiful job making a safe site. Parks dept. removal of fence. Danny Garcia photo
Adding new fence around complete circle. Danny Garcia photo Danny Garcia and Steve MacBride, President of LVCB, during training day at new circle Club members relaxing in the shade
Reuben Holding Ringmaster during Ringathon event
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Greg Clemensen AMA Associate Vice President Dist. 10 , awarding Steven MacBride President of LVCB Gold Leader Club award at meeting on Feb 25th, 2013 at the North Las Vegas Airport Meeting.
Field has safety fence all around. Nice grass, you can see where old fence was removed to the right.
Fence being removed to make the circle complete. Sept. 2012 :)
Danny Garcia on Training day. Steve MacBride on Buddy safety thong. Notice extra long so Steve can put it around his hand. Beautiful mountain background, and R/c runway behind.