Tremendously Good Fun!
One of the most amazing air displays ANN and Aero-TV has ever
seen was (pretty much) run on batteries... no kidding. The growing
popularity of small, electric Radio-Controlled aircraft (of ALL
kinds and configurations) has given rise to an amazing event, held
each Winter in Champaign, IL.
They call it "E-Fest" and all manner of electrically powered
airplanes, motorgliders, helicopters, warbirds and even 'jets'
gather together for a weekend INSIDE the massive University of
Illinois Urbana-Champaign Armory Track and Field Facility -- to
fly... in some truly extraordinary ways. E-Fest is hosted by Great
Planes, Inc., a major player in the model aircraft industry and
over the course of the last few years, the event has grown to
become known (and documented) worldwide. While must of the weekend
is devoted to simple "free-flying" a number of competitions do take
Special events featured all manner of different types of
flying... wild "3D" displays, 'Slow & Micro Flyers' (some of
which were amazingly small), Helicopters (which did some of the
wildest flying we've EVER seen), Jets, and some special events just
for the kids... with aircraft that they built right in the Armory
during the day. A number of educational seminars were run
throughout the day that offered info for everyone form beginners to
the old pros in attendance.
Contests featured Scale Replica aircraft, "Freestyle Airshow"
flying, an action-packed Heli “Smackdown”, pylon
racing, an extraordinary air combat competition which was part
demolition derby (the last airplane still flying won it all), and a
delightful, "Lights-Out" Night flight competition.
It was a great event... exciting, interesting and action
packed... and best of all, it was not only reasonably priced ($5
for general admission), kids under the age of 12 were let in for
E-Fest promised to be one of the premier indoor flight events of
the entire year... and Aero-TV did not go away disappointed.
Join Aero-TV To See Why 'Only The Roof Is
The Limit' At E-Fest (Part Two)!!!
About Aero-TV: It's DEFINITELY Show
OK, folks, here we go... we are NOW initiating the first
feature programming series for Aero-TV... we're going to take it
slow, but we're also going to try and be steady about this. DO
UNDERSTAND that this is the most complex media program we've ever
undertaken and what you're seeing is just the tip of the iceberg...
but from here on out, we will be doing our best to educate,
inform, and entertain YOU about all aspects of the exciting worlds
of aviation and aerospace.
If you've been an observer of the media and associated media
industries over the last few years, it's not hard to mistake the
fact that a massive revolution is taking place. Old sources for
news and information are falling by the wayside, having to change
their modus operandi or risk obsolescence (or extinction).
Electronic media and print media are both under the assault of
progress, and the online world has been a cornerstone for
We've been ready to go for a while, but to be honest, there's so
much more to this program than we've alluded to, and so we've been
building and planning a massive new organization within ANN. That
said, we're hiring talented new people as
fast as we can find them (a far more difficult
task than we had imagined -- REALLY good people are hard to find),
and we're brainstorming at speeds that would make a deorbiting
Space Shuttle feel like a slug. Suffice it to say that we wanted to
do this right, rather than right-now, and that the development of
this program has been the most carefully pursued undertaking we've
E-I-C Note: The
complete feature shown above is embedded in this
story, with most of the slick and useful functionality
otherwise available on the main Aero-TV site (which will be
upgraded aggressively over the next few weeks). The ability to
embed a video on another web page is but one of the hundreds
of amazing little features that we've worked hard on, for many
months now, to implement in different phases of the initial
release of Aero-TV. It is, BY NO MEANS, the only way to enjoy
unaltered Aero-TV programming on other parts of the web... as we
have extensive plans for future functionality, but this
feature allows those with an interest in a specific Aero-TV News or
Feature program to embed it on a different web site, though we
must note that we reserve the right to forbid such use for those
sites or purposes that we do not feel fit in with the proper
mission of the Aero-News Network, Inc.
Webmasters or Administrators of well-trafficked aviation or
aerospace related sites, are welcome to contact the Publisher to
start conversations on how they may be able to leverage some of the
immense power of Aero-TV programming for their sites and
constituency by clicking the I Want Aero-TV For
MY Website! link.
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