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Some of the older fliers in the Maritimes will remember Ches Lockhart! He was a superb builder of scale aircraft back in the 70's and early 80's - Harvard, P40, Lysander, big Cub, gorgeous aircraft all. After his death in about 1985, we put together a scale event at the Great Atlantic Fun Fly, which Dayle Smith and I CD'd at the Debert airport. After we lost the Debert venue, the scale event faded away, with Randy Wambolt being the last winner in 1989!
                                 
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Avon is hosting our first Scale Fly In! The event is September 9th, 2017, with a rain date on September 10th, 2017. All planes must be a recognizable scale airplane, but recognizable is subjective. Piper Cub? Crop Duster? Beaver? Otter? War Bird? IMAC plane? Leave your Falcon 56 or your 4 Star 40 home, but if it's a scale representation of a real plane, bring it along!! Gas, glow, electric, all are welcome. There will a Pilots' Choice vote for the BEST OF SCALE, and the Ches Lockhart Memorial Cup is the prize. There will be a BBQ. We are located at #4499 Highway #14 behind Daniel U-Pick. Registration starts at 8:30 with a landing fee of $10.00. Flying starts at 9:00
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Reply #1 - Aug 11th, 2017 at 6:12pm
 
Excellent presentations Sandy!
Hopefully we can bring a popular event back to life...
I suspect there are still some scale fanatics out there........

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Reply #2 - Aug 11th, 2017 at 10:11pm
 
Nice to see this back Sandy!   Ches was a wonderful man who took a strong liking to my son Jon when he was just a toddler.  Jon was flipping props on beat up discarded planes on the Margaree runway long before he ever flew, many of those from Ches Lockhart.  Wonderful memories!!!!
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Reply #3 - Aug 12th, 2017 at 3:26pm
 
Would really love to attend this event, but I'll be out of the country on Sept 9/10.  Hopefully someone will post some pics.
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Reply #4 - Sep 11th, 2017 at 3:13pm
 
Who would guess, that after a week or so of high winds and crud, we'd luck out like we did!!!!! Sunny skies, with no wind to speak of, couldn't ask for better flying weather...The guys on the list had the pits and parking done, then Don and Wayne came in and manicured the whole darn place, a tremendous image presented to the visiting fliers..way to go guys.  Group Hug
Thirty fliers signed up, and while a few of those might not have flown, the sky was full of planes all day. I didn't get a count of planes, but more than a few fellows brought and flew multiple models.
As usual, Chris and Don prepared a great lunch for everyone, then, to top it all off, Chris' beautiful grand daughters brought plates of his birthday cake around to most of the fliers....what a treat!

These photos courtesy of Rae Coyle..
Every pilot had a ballot for "Pilots' Choice", and after the smoke cleared the ballots were counted by myself and Details Marchand, audited by Blades Bell. Jeremy Dann's Fokker just edged Todd Fowler's Strega out for the award. 
Will we do it again? YES! Ches Lockhart was standing behind the fence with that huge grin of his, lapping it up. A lot of super planes, and I didn't notice any that were tail heavy....
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Reply #5 - Sep 11th, 2017 at 3:56pm
 
Thanks you for the excellent report Sandy.  I'm gonna steal it for the MAAC newsletter.
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