Rain on Saturday delayed the start of the event, however, two OVCC members who stayed were able to get shots. I moved the OVCC shoot to Sunday. Latest update for Sunday is "wheels up" at 9 am. Sorry for the changing times but Allan heard 9 am today when he stayed after the rains, and I just checked their web-site and it confirms 9 am. The total event may be over by noon - FYI.
Introduce yourself to Bob Moorman or Roger when you get there. Bob did say photographers can have more access than normal spectators but we need to be very sensitive to the plane owners and stay away from the runway. A total of 20+ beautiful airplanes were seen this morning, parked out of the rain. They may yet run later on Saturday, I did not want to wait a couple of hours.
Let's meet and take photos of Miami Valley Scale Classic radio controlled airplanes on May 17 (rain date May 18). It will be a contest for scale planes only (that is, they will look like real airplanes). There will be planes from WW1 up to today. Bring a tripod, long lens, and filters! We won't be allowed beyond their split rail fence for safety reasons, but the airplane parking area is fairly close. Here is one such photo.
Per Roger, club officer, "Bring all the photographers your club has, I will be there with my camera also. Only thing is to observe our safety rules. Looking forward to seeing your group there, be sure to look me up."
Location: The club's air field is located directly across from the Armco Park entrance but about 200 yards north (see map link above).
Timing: Some may want to arrive earlier to get the sun rising behind the runway or arrive after lunch to get the sun behind your shoulder and out of your eyes. Come for as long as you want or for an hour - totally up to you. Timing has been updated based on feedback from Roger.
Parking: As a courtesy to the members I would strongly suggest trying to park away from the club's building and unloading area - some of those planes are large and they use vans, trailers, and SUVs to carry all their gear. Thanks!
Other: bring water, sunblock, and a folding chair to relax in between flights or to just plain relax and enjoy the show.