Blacksheep 2014 National Aviation Day (NMAD) webpage

$2,837.12! The Blacksheep R/C modelers 2014 NMAD (National Model Aviation Day) fly in to support Wounded Warrior Project is in the books! The initial count after the event was $2,582.12 (now up to $2,837.12) that we raised to support Wounded Warrior Project. First and foremost, this event could not have been the success it was without lots of help from all the club members who helped out, and the many wives also pitched in to help. This help included field preparation, assisting Jay with the BBQ prep and set up and serving and those who collected donations for the raffle and all the work during the event. THANK YOU to everyone who helped out .

The day started with Boy Scout Troop 301 presenting the American flag and our national anthem. We had the BBQ lunch, lots of raffles throughout the day and flight simulators running all day and lots of trainer flights. Thanks to those who brought trainer planes and to those who manned the trainer planes I did not get a count of how many trainer flights with buddy boxes were flown, however, anytime it was not raining, there were at least 2 in the air all the time.

Despite the gray skies and rain off and on all day, we were still able to get lots of flying in. We had 45 club members show up and nearly everyone brought planes to display or fly, over 130 aircraft from small micros to foamies to helicopters to large scale planes. The spectators were certainly treated to a great static display of planes and helicopters and lots of cool flying. Highlights of the demo time include the 11 plane flat foamie pylon race, 8 Stinger 64's making the circuit, Bill's Cobra flying, Parker Hall's ever exciting Whiplash helicopter demo (green stained main blades and low, fast hurricane), David Monson's 3D demo with a 3D Hobby Shop Slick 540 bellowing out the smoke, John Louden's Outlaw flight, Bill Clontz's fleet of overpowered electrical aerobatic aircraft, Lou Torres with a Angry Birds and Tom Hatfield's OMP 500 cc Extra 300. Also, pretty cool was we set up a tv monitor and Ray Courtney was able to show on the tv what he was seeing through his FPV goggles, a crowd around the monitor anytime it was running. I probably missed some mentions, please forgive me, or send me a note, it was a very busy and long two days.

Now, stretch out your left arm, reach to your right shoulder, pat yourself on the back of your shoulder for supporting a great event.

We had a bunch of items for the raffles throughout the day. This included an Aprentice 15E RTF (ready to fy) trainer, E-Flite micro Champ, Fly Models 60" T-6 Texan and 10 quad copters from Estes.

2014 Event sponsors:

- Danville Waste Managemant - Estes - Clonz Heating and Cooling

- Jet Linx Indy - Techcom - Bassett Heating and Air

- Danville American Legion Ladies Aux - Henry Deveeney - Erik Manuvar

- Ralph McBee - Rege Hall - Justin Hartsock - Mrs. Troy Whitted

- Danville NAPA Auto Parts - Glazer's Distributing - Big Apple Bagles Avon

- GreenCycle McCarty Danville - Frost Bite Avon - Indianapolis Speedrome

- Don Schumacher Racing - Regal Cinamas Avon - El Toro Restaurant Brownsburg -

- Hobbytown USA Indy - Pizza King Avon - Rock Star Pizza Brownsburg

- O'Reilly Auto Parts Brownsburg - Pit Stop BQ Brownsburg - Mystik Salon and Dayspa Avon

- Origami Owl Custom Jewelry - Scott's Finishing Touch Auto Detailing Avon - Marsh Supermarket Brownsburg

When you have a choice, choose products and services from our sponsors.

Dillon McBee's awsome video he put together of yesterday's event. Most of it shot from his Blade 350QX quad. I see a future in video ediitng and creation.

A few photos from the day. The skies were overcast gray and rainy all day, not a good day for photos. Click on any photo for a larger view.

Here is a link to Scott Black's Facebook page for some more photos:
How do you get here? We are located just east of the Danville Kroger store on East Twin Bridges Road. If you are looking for an address, the field is located at approximately 178 E Twin Bridges Rd (on some maps as Shady Lane), Danville, IN 46122. Our GPS coordinates are: N 39 45 096 W 086 29 800 Please see the map below. There is parking located inside the main gate and parking along the road on both sides and in Twin Bridges Recycling parking lot west of us. We will have a golf cart running people from thier cars to the field and back.

Looking in the gate, and from overhead, courtesy of Google.

Memories from our 2013 NMAD event, we had over 150 planes and helicopters.

We had all kinds of planes from small foamies to warbirds to helicopters to rc skydivers. Take a quick two minute tour of the flite line at 2013's event.