Mark your calendars,
When: July 30th-31st, 2016
One of the best kept secrets in RC (till now!) is the Youth Masters IMAC competition that takes place in Woodruff, South Carolina at the Triple Tree Aerodrome each year. If the venue sounds vaguely familiar it’s because it is the location of E-Week and of course, the annual Joe Nall Fly-In. Pat Hartness and the members of the Triple Tree Aeromodelers open their doors and welcome present and future IMAC pilots and their friends and families for a weekend of fun, learning, and friendly competition.
Founded in 2000, this was the 13th year for the Youth Masters. There were 29 kids on hand this year that were broken into two classes; Basic and Advanced. Advanced class had 5 contestants and Basic the remaining 24. Five giant scale aircraft complete with radios and gas, as well as sequence sheets, and even stick models are provided for the competitors. All that the kids needed to do to compete was show up and fly. There is no entry fee, and several meals were even provided for the attendees by crew at Triple Tree as well as the parents. Experienced pilots, mostly past competitors that have either aged out or won out, are on hand to take off and land the planes, all the contestants have to do is fly their sequence.