Outdoor Flying Sessions

Above is a picture of Suman Saripalli flying a Carl Perkins’ Double Feature in Lawrence, KS. Photo by Paul Morgenroth III.

Flying Session Dates for Summer/Fall 2019

Sessions are every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. This year’s categories and a PDF “HAFFA Club Rules” document is at the bottom of this page. (Scroll down to see.)

We usually start between 6:30 pm and 7 pm and fly until dark. There is no charge to attend and we encourage new comers to help our members time events. (A stopwatch will be provided for your use.)

For weather conditions, click HERE for the Olathe, Kansas Aviation Weather Report and Forecast

Tuesmall indoor plane 300sday May 14th —  Outdoor Flying Session — Olathe, KS — 6:30 pm

Tuesday May 28th —  Outdoor Flying Session — Olathe, KS — 6:30 pm

Tuesday June 11th — Outdoor Flying Session — Olathe, KS — 6:30 pm

Tuesday June 25th — Outdoor Flying Session — Olathe, KS — 6:30 pm

Tuesday July 9th — Outdoor Flying Session — Olath2 guys flying gollywok right 300e, KS — 6:30 pm

Tuesday July 23th — Outdoor Flying Session — Olathe, KS — 6:30 pm

Tuesday Aug 13th — Outdoor Flying Session — Olathe, KS — 6:30 pm

Tuesday Aug 27th — Outdoor Flying Session — Olathe, KS — 6:30 pm

Tuesday Sept 10th — Outdoor Flying Session — Olathe, KS — 6:30 pm

Dates for the sessions are also on our Events Calandar Page.

Below is a Google Map of the Olathe Outdoor Flying Site. The area just to the left of Frontier Middle School is the area we use so park just to the right of it. If it appears that no one has shown up— we may have moved our location depending on the wind direction. Click the “View larger map” link in the top left corner to access all of the features of Google Maps.

Flight times will be recorded each session and the Championship Winner will be announced at the HAFFA Annual Picnic at the end of the season. Good luck!

AMA AlphaThis year it has been decided to have 4 Categories of Outdoor Model Aircraft Competitions. They are:

A. AMA Alpha: Everything you need to know about the Alpha is on this Alpha web page.


B. Combined 1/2 Size Gollywock/1/2 size Wakefield
(Can use 7″ plastic or Balsa Propeller)
Kits to consider:
BMJR Models Half Gollywock Kit
Volare’s Yankee IV 1/2 wake Short Kit
Easy Built Models —Half aWake model kit

C. FAC Jet Catapult Launch Glider
FAC rules with bonus pointshand launch glider 350

D. SAM Legal Hand Launched Glider (published plan or kitted before 1950). AMA HLG rules apply.Legal kits include the “Obarski” and “Hervat” and are available from Retro RC. All of last year’s Thermics ” are legal for this event. (Jasco or Jetco versions): Thermic Dart, Thermic 18, Thermic 20, Thermic 30, Thermic 50, Thermic B. AMA HLG rules apply

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Click on the link below or the thumbnail at left for more information and the 2019 HAFFA Outdoor Champtionship Rules (PDF Document).
HAFFA 2019 Outdoor Championship