NEFI 2017


Written by Rachelle Haughn
National Electric Fly-In
Event coverage
As seen in the Fall 2017 issue of
Park Pilot.



Bonus photos

Park Pilot magazine: NEFI 2017


Clear skies and low wind speeds were the perfect mix to attract several familiar faces (and a few new ones) to Muncie, Indiana, June 16-18, 2017, for the National Electric Fly-In (NEFI).

This year’s annual event featured RC Combat, warbird gaggles, a raffle, and plenty of fun flying. Approximately 60 pilots and their electric-powered aircraft attended the fun-fly. Event proceeds totaled nearly $2,000, and were donated to the National Model Aviation Museum and the Animal Rescue Fund, an animal shelter in Muncie. Jay Smith served as the contest director.


AMA Foundation RC Resale Swap Meet

New for the event this year, RC Resale hosted a swap meet during NEFI! Hundreds of donated items were for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the AMA Foundation and the programs it supports.

AMA Foundation Director Mandee Mikulski said, "It was a fun two days of selling planes, meeting members, and hearing all the reasons why they shouldn’t take any more planes home. I lost count of the amount of times I heard ‘my wife won’t let me in the house with these’ or ‘I’ll have to sneak this in when my wife isn’t home’. But we all know, you can never have too many planes!

We sold many items with the help of our co-worker, Tony Stillman, and hope to have another swap meet at the IAC when the weather gets a little cooler."

Over $3,000 was raised that weekend, but we'll remember this event as a success just for the amount of members we got to know at the sale, and at the annual event.

Make plans to attend NEFI 2018 (nefi.modelaircraft.org) and check out RC Resale at http://stores.ebay.com/rcresale.


Sponsors

NEFI 2017 was sponsored by the following companies:

AMain Hobbies
AMA Plans Service
Balsa USA
Bob Smith Industries
Castle Creations
Du-Bro
Heli Direct/Pulse Batteries
Hobbico
Horizon Hobby
Motion RC
RCGroups

—Rachelle Haughn
rachelleh@modelaircraft.org






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