Air Events

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January 2016

AMA Expo 2016

January 8-10, 2016
Ontario Convention Center
Ontario, CA

AMA EXPO is an annual show, open to the public, that highlights model aviation. Hosted by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, it features vendors, activities, and speakers all with a slant towards modeling. All forms of modeling are welcome, cars, boats, aircraft, rc or static.

Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair 2016
January 27 - February 1, 2016
Nuremberg Convention Center
Nuremberg, Germany

The world’s leading fair for toys, hobbies and leisure articles presents more than a million products every year, including 70,000 new products. This central communication and ordering platform is where trends and success stories are created. Since 1950 Spielwarenmesse eG has been a key player in the toy industry. With our industry events, we bring together thousands of buyers, traders, manufacturers, brands and media representatives and shape the world of children's play.


February 2016

eFest 2016
February 7-8, 2016
University of Illinois Track and Field Armory
Champaign, IL

Held in Champaign, Illinois, eFest draws thousands of visitors and several hundred pilots every year. Those fliers range from local modelers to nationally known competitors. Here's some of what you can expect to see during this year's event: the eFest Air Race; Scale Competition; Free-Style Flying; the Heli Smackdown; the Combat Event; and the always awe-inspiring Night Flying finale. Another highlight for all ages is the mass launch of planes made by children at the "Make It, Take It" center.

Arizona Electric Fest
February 26-28, 2016
Superstition Airpark
Mesa, AZ


The 12th Annual Arizona Electric Fest returns to the Superstition Mountains to kick off another great year of flying. Featuring pilots of all types of 2.4GHz electric aircrafts including helis. Night flying, on-site food off-site camping will be available over the course of the weekend. Open to all AMA licensed pilots and spectators are welcome. Visit the event website for more details on registration and other information.


April 2016

Toledo Weak Signals Show
April 1-3, 2016
Seagate Centre
Toledo, OH


The Toledo Show: R/C Model Expo is North America's largest and longest running R/C model expo. This three day event showcases all types of R/C models including planes, cars, and boats. Along with the all the exhibitors there is a R/C model competition, speakers, swap shop, and an auction. This event is fun for the whole family.

Southeast Electric Flight Festival (SEFF)
April 11-16, 2016
Mac Hodges Field
Americus, GA

The Fayette Flyers of Georgia will host SEFF at Mac Hodges field in Americus GA, which features a flat green 1,700ft bermuda grass runway with clear open skies! Pit area and parking are abundant for all. You should expect to see all aspects of radio controlled electric flight; RC sport planes, hotliners, parkflyers, 3D, giant scale, slow flyers, RC gliders, pylon racers, ducted fan jets, RC helicopters, scale, F5B, etc. There will be some flying demonstrations by accomplished electric flight enthusiasts, sponsors and show teams. Vendors will also be exhibiting their products, conducting demo flights and releasing new models.


May 2016

23st Annual NRHSA Table Top Expo
May 1-4, 2016
The Orleans Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

The 23st Annual NRHSA Table Top Expo is a national trade show put on for hobby retailers by other hobby retailers. The NRHSA Table Top Expo is known for its productive but relaxing atmosphere and all the one-on-one relationship-building time with hobby manufacturers, which is crucial in today's business environment. Join us April 19-22, 2015 at The Orleans in Las Vegas, Nevada for a buying experience that can't be missed!

Joe Nall
May 7-14, 2016
Triple Tree Aerodrome
Woodruff, SC

Joe Nall is the largest and most enjoyable gathering of model aircraft pilots, their families, guests and spectators in model aircraft history.


July 2016

HobbyTown National Convention
July 14-16, 2016
Embassy Suites
Lincoln, NE

The HobbyTown National Convention is one of the most exciting times of the year in the hobby industry. HobbyTown franchisees travel from over 150 nationwide store locations to network with the biggest and brightest names in hobbies and toys. The tradeshow proudly features a wide variety of hobby products: R/C vehicles, helicopters, planes, games, tools, toys, models and railroad are just a few of the various types of products you'll find on display. The expo is hosted annually in downtown Lincoln, NE and is only open to the HobbyTown community.


August 2016

IRCHA Jamboree 2016
August 3-5, 2016
AMA Headquarters
Muncie, IN

The International Radio Controlled Helicopter Association (IRCHA) is proud to represent helicopter pilots from all aspects of the hobby. Our members actively participate in 3D Aerobatics, Scale, Competition, and Sport Flying. IRCHA works to promote the continued growth of radio controlled helicopters through education, representation, service, and special events. Radio controlled helicopters are a dynamic, evolving segment of the AMA and as such IRCHA works closely with the AMA to foster growth and acceptance.


September 2016


September 15-18, 2016
Peaceful Valley Campsite
Shinhopple, NY

The Northeast Electric Aircraft Technology Fair is one of the largest gatherings of electric model aircraft in the nation. Electric model enthusiasts from all over North America attend this three day fair. They bring with them hundreds of different types of models; scale, sport, micro, giant scale, jets, helicopters, slow flyers, park flyers .... you name it, it will be there, all powered by electric motors! Vendors and manufacturers will also be on hand to talk about new products/ideas and sell you their products/wares.