The two events are the “Tokoroa Takeoff” and the “Kiwi 2010 ProBro”.
The event started in the planning stage as the first ever Pro-bro (Profile Brotherhood) meeting in New Zealand. There are a few of us who belong to http://www.theprofilebrotherhood.com ,
The Profile Brotherhood is an internet based group of guys and gals who all have a common interest in Flying Profile Style 3D RC airplanes, and flying them as hard as possible.
But, as the saying goes “you a’int a Pro-Bro untill you have been to a Pro-Bro” which means you need to actually attend a Pro-Bro event to be a Pro-Bro
So when Bruce Simpson decided that we just had to hold one this year, a few of us got in behind and said “lets do it”, and thats when the planing for the Kiwi 2010 ProBro.
The website was built ( http://kiwi2010probro.wordpress.com ) and planning started.
Then Bruce’s “National Model Flying day” idea reappeard, an we realised that this would be a perfect oportunity to make the event alot larger, and encourage participation from all the different aspects of this sport/hobby.
We chatted about this and the name for the event on the ParkFlyers chat room, and Heather from Wattsup in Hastings came up with “Tokoroa Takeoff” , and the name stuck.
Fun is what both of these events are about, two laid back, enjoyable days
The motto is “Bring what you fly – fly what you bring”
Event # 1 – The Tokoroa Takeoff.
This event is a 2 day deal, and flyers can turn up for either or both days.
It is open to NZMAA and non NZMAA pilots. those without their WINGS badge will be required to fly under the supervision of a WINGS badge holder.
We have the space to run multiple flightlines, with enough space to accomodate all flyers, and keep the diferent types seperate. This will help make it a safe enviroment for all, especially the newer pilots.
We have enough “old hands” on site , both for Glo and Electric to help out with any model related problems and tuning
All classes of RC Flying craft are encouraged to come along, we have 850 meters of sealed runway and 1000 meter of grass, more than enough room to accomodate as many as we can. DLG’s, Heli’s, Foamie’s, and 40% scale gassers are all welcome
Depending on what entrants we recieve, we will run “fun” compeditive events during the days, such as Combat, Pylon, Glider, etc , but the real emphasis of the weekend’s flying will just be flying for fun, making new friends, and having a good chat with fellow model-fliers.
There will be a few demos done, including a few Pulsjet flights.
We will be attempting to set a New Zealand record for the most models in the air at one time, be part of this attempt !
BBQ – there will be a bit of a BBQ on the saturday nite.
Event #2 the Kiwi 2010 ProBro
Running alongside is the ProBro event, for the dedicated hardcore 3D huckers, these are guys who love to fly “Profile” style planes, doing all the tricks in the book (and a few more).
More importantly, the ProBro is all about getting together with you mates and like minded people and just having fun, and Fun is what both of these events are about, two laid back, enjoyable days
Even if you are not “into” 3D profile flying, this is a good chance to see what its all about
There will be a $10 Registration fee per pilot to help cover costs for the SWMAC in the use of facilities etc , the $10 covers both days.
Kiwi 2010 ProBro -We are organising Teeshirts and looking at supplying PBF’s (Pizza Box Flyers) at cost, but would like a show of hands by the beginning of October to finalise the order. I will email every one who signs up for the ProBro with Teeshirt and PBF prices
Public – public are encouraged to attend, so put your best PR hat on and help us promote this sport/hobby
There is a motel just down the road, and a motor camp not to far away. There is some sleeping room at the Tokoroa Airfield, on a first come/first served basis
There are toilets on site, and Bruce advises me there is an electric Jug available – pure Luxury ! Power will be available for the Electric flyers, and Glo fuel available on site.