Stephentown, NY 12168
GPS: 42.5453108, -73.3659751
Gardner’s Ice Cream & Coffee is on the property, if you need a landmark.
The event will be running from noon, Thursday 8/13 – Sunday 8/16. These are the only dates we have the land rented for. If you plan to arrive earlier, or stay later, you will not be able to camp on the grounds. Please make other lodging arrangements.
We will not be allowing cars next to the flightline. Cars and RV’s will be allowed in the parking lot next to Gardner’s and in the camping area.
There will be portajohns available, but please note there is no running water on-site.
On-site we have Garner’s Ice Cream & Coffee. In addition to the obvious items they sell, they also have a pretty decent food menu. These guys have been great to us, so please take advantage of what they have to offer. There will be a catered BBQ Dinner Saturday night for those who have bought a dinner ticket. If you’d like to join us there’s still time to buy a ticket online. A short walk from the event site is a Dunkin’ Donuts/Cumberland Farms convenience store and gas station. New York summers tend to be hot, so please make sure you bring enough water and stay hydrated. There is nothing like a Target or Walmart that is very near to the site, so you may want to stop and pick up supplies before getting too close.
We’ll be running a time-slot managed flightline. You can register your frequency and time at the flightline table and we’ll block out that time for you and make sure your requested frequency isnt interfering with anyone else in that timeslot. Timeslots will be 15 minutes long. We will announce 5 minutes before the beginning of a new slot so you can get you equipment moved to the flight line. We will also announce 5 minutes before the end of a slot so you begin to think about landing. We want everyone to get as much flying in as possible, but we’ll need everyone’s help to make it work. Please be courteous for the next pilots in line. Please listen to the PA for these announcements. Who knows, we may be announcing random prizes throughout the day.
Please do NOT fly above Route 22, the gas station or Gardner’s Ice Cream (these are all on the northern border). Also avoid the flightline tents, personal tents, RVs and cars. There is plenty of other space to fly. Let’s not chance an incident by flying over people or someplace that could be dangerous. Make sure before landing there is no one in the landing area. Be safe. Have fun!
We will be providing a battery charging area that will be first come/first serve. Please be mindful that other pilots will also have batteries to charge, so do not spend all day charging every battery that you own! You may bring your own generator for power and battery charging, however, we will be setting up a special area somewhat away from the flightline to cut down on noise and fumes near the flightline and to prevent any battery mishaps from impacting the flightline and our expensive FPV equipment. Bring an extension cord.
Video and Control:
Fixed-wing and Multirotor Racing:
We’ll be having a few races during the weekend. Each day’s races can be registered once the registration table opens in the morning.
Children and pets must be chained at all times, and neither should be on tricycles or scooters. There is no daycare area, this can be a dangerous place.
There will be a bunch of sponsors on-site, who are either selling their wares or just wanted to come to hangout and fly. If you see one, tell them how awesome they are, how appreciative you are that they could help sponsor the event, and how many of whatever they’re selling you’ll buy. They’ll like that.
We won’t be serving poutine. Bring your own.