The 2016 SAM Champs

Registration Sunday 25th and flying Monday 26th through Friday 30th

At the AMA Muncie Indiana Flying Site

Registration will be on Sunday,25th September at the AMA Museum's McCullough Room; Noon to 6 PM and the flying events will run from Monday 26th September to Friday 30th September at the AMA International Flying Center.

February 20 Update

We have secured our HQ hotel as the Muncie Super 8with SAM rates of Single; $50 and Double $55. Make your reservations by phone; 765-286-4333 and BE SURE TO ASK FOR THE SAM RATE. If you prefer other Muncie hotels ask them for the AMA rate.

Here is the preliminary schedule;

Preliminary Flying Schedule Non Flying Program
Free Flight RC  
Sunday 25th September
  Registration followed by Reception at the AMA McCullough Room
Monday 26th  
Class B Fuselage Antique Glow  
Class C Pylon Pure Antique  
Large Rubber Stick 1/2 A Texaco  
Small Rubber Fuselage Electric LMR  
20 Replica A Texaco  
Class B/C Combined O&R Sideport  
Tomboy (Fly Mon - Fri) Old Time Glider Board Meeting
Tuesday 27th  
Class A Fuselage A Glow LER  
Class B Pylon C Ignition LER  
Small Stick Rubber Brown Jr. Texaco  
Commercial Rubber A Texaco  
Class A Nos Gas Electric Texaco  
Wednesday 28th  
Class C Fuselage B Glow LER  
Class A Pylon A Ignition LER  
Large Rubber Fuselage Texaco Glow  
4 oz Wakefield Texaco Ignition  
Large Nos Rubber Speed 400 Electric  
1/4 A Nostalgia Electric Replica Swap Meet, Concours, Engine Raffle and Members Meeting in the McCullough Room
Thursday 29th  
30 Second Antique C Glow LER  
8 oz Wakefield B Ignition LER  
Small Nos Rubber Brown Jr. LER  
1/2 A Nos Gas 1/2 A Scale  
Twin Pusher Mass Launch Old Time Gliders  
OT Hand Launched Glider Electric Wakefield  
OT Catapult Glider    
Friday 30th  
Compressed Air Mass Launch Classic Texaco  
Old Ruler & Post '42 Combined Ohlsson 23  
Jimme Allen Nostalgia LER S&L Combined  
OT towline Foxacoy  
Rubber Flying Scale Speed 400 Scale Duration  
  SoS Electric Banquet



The Management Team

We have the same management team that organized the 2010 and 2014 Muncie Champs; Tina Kime will once again be the registrar so stand up straight and pay attention when she calls you to correct addition or spelling errors on your entry form. The rest of the supporting team will be Chuck Kime, Dick Bartkowski, Colin Widdison and Dave Meriwether.

RC CD will again be Mike Salvador assisted by Rosalie and Andy Latowski with Glen Poole for the electric events.

Free Flight CDs will be Hal Wightman, now from the East Coast and his co-director George Walter, still on the West Coast. This team has managed all elements of SAM Champs for many years.

The Concours CD will once again be Chuck Kime.


With the steadily declining participation at the Champs we are mindful of managing the costs so we can at least break even or maybe put a little back in the SAM coffers. Consequently we have decided not to hold events in the magnificent Horizon Center. It just costs too much. Rather we w hold our registration and following reception in the AMA’s McCullough Room adjacent to the Museum. We will also hold the Swap Meet, Concours and Members’ Meeting there on Wednesday 28 th.

As the meet is later in the month we will not hold the traditional Bean Feed on the field, it just might be too cold. So we are considering alternatives which would allow the members to socialize on one evening, maybe also in the McCullough Room.

We are exploring the Delaware Country Club as the venue for the Friday evening Banquet. MECA held their banquet there and recommend it.


Dave Harding, Contest Manager

4948 Jefferson Drive

Brookhaven, Pa, 19015