What's New?
SPA East Masters date changed to October 6-7.
The SPA East Masters in Chattanooga, TN, has been pushed back ONE WEEK
October 6-7 due to a schedule conflict
Golden Triangle contest date changed to June 30
due to scheduling conflict with another local contest.
East-West Shootout date changed to August 4-5
Clover Creek Aerodrome had an 80' section of 4' diameter drain culvert collapse due to all the rain they've had recently. They will not have it repaired in time for the original date of the event, so the contest has been moved to August 4-5.

East and West Points
Texas Wings Results & Photos
Prattville Results & Photos
March - April Newsletter

Approved aircraft cutoff date changed

Roberta Contest Results and Photos
East Points Updated

Perry Report and Photos
SPA Member's Profile Document


64th Annual Toledo Show R/C Expo
April 6-8, 2018

SPA Booth at Toledo
Les Smith(L) and SPA President Jeff Owens flank
world class pattern flier and AMA District III VP Mark Radcliff

Welcome to vintage pattern flying, SPA style! Great fellowship and competition combined with affordable, uncomplicated, classic airplanes is a recipe for unmatched fun and enjoyment!

The Senior Pattern Association was founded by Mickey Walker in 1991 on the guiding principles of his original vision: simple and inexpensive vintage pattern planes with the emphasis on fellowship, camaraderie and fun. The atmosphere of relaxed family-friendly fun, encouragement, laughter and great flying is an experience that will leave you hooked and very possibly turn you into a really good pilot!

Specific rules governing aircraft can be found in the Competitors Guide (link below). Basically, SPA-legal planes are model airplanes designed prior to 1976, powered by a maximum of a .65 two stroke glow fuel engine, a .91 gasoline engine, a .95 four stroke glow fuel engine or electric motors with specific restrictions. The use of tuned pipes and retractable landing gear is not allowed, limiting the complication and cost of the aircraft. The simplicity and low cost of early Vintage models, in terms of materials and equipment, means that a level playing field is deliberately established, making practice and skill the primary difference between competitors.

Here are some links to specific information about the SPA. Explore the menu up top for many more goodies.

Enjoy browsing the rest of our website, and feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the SPA. We've provide a link at the bottom of this page for your convenience.

We look forward to having you join us!

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