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AMA Gold Leader Club

Las Vegas Soaring Club

If it can fly, you might just see it at our field!

 

The "Home of the Fighter Pilot," Nellis Air Force Base is home to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, the largest and most demanding advanced air combat training mission in the world. At Nellis, we provide training for composite strike forces which include every type of aircraft in the Air Force inventory. 

Training is conducted in conjunction with air and ground units of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and air forces from our allied nations. The crews do not come to learn how to fly, but instead how to be the best combat aviators in the world.

November 11-13, 2016


LVSC Members participated in the Nellis AFB Aviation Nation celebration November 11-13th. Latest tallies indicate over 300,00 people attended the free event. LVSC members who assisted with the event brought along an assortment of aircraft. On the flight line tarmac the club presented over 45 different kinds and types of aircraft, from warbirds to "drones". Club members and volunteers Mac, Doug, Barry, Leonard, BIll R., Chris and others were on their feet all three days answering questions about the aircraft, where the club was located, how to get involved in RC and so much more. The exposure gained through this event was incredible and the club is already receiving requests from parents and kids on how to join the club and the Bob Pickens Junior Pilot Program. AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) information was given out along with information as to how to join, what they offer to the RC hobbyist and much more. LVSC promotes and uses AMA information and materials in the furtherance of educating and bringing new members into the hobby in a safe, controlled manner.


We want to give a special shout out to our contact at the base, TSgt Gary Miller. His team made this huge event smooth, enjoyable and something to look forward to next airshow. Thanks!

(that's his son kneeling by the Otter below...dressed and ready for service)


TSgt Gary Miller
88th Test & Evaluation SQ
Flight Safety NCO
NCOIC Training
Special Mission Aviator
Nellis AFB, NV

The event and our display also enjoined the Las Vegas Drone and FPV Club who put on a dazzling display of multi rotors and equipment. One of the highlights of the three day event, the group entertained thousands of requests for information and received hundreds of new contacts from people interested in learning more about where to purchase "drones", how to fly them and much more. Great job guys!.

We have over 1000 photo's being sifted through...this is barely even a sample of those to come...

(thanks to Robert Slauson from the club and our resident pro photographer Tom Knapp for many of the great photo's.)