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SEFF 2016

This month my son and I were able to attend the Southeast Electric Flight Festival (SEFF). Each year hundreds of pilots and thousands of spectators converge at Mac Hodges field in Americus, Georgia for the largest all electric radio controlled model RC flight festival in the southeast. It is a week long event to fly, meet fellow hobbyists, and see some of the latest products from vendor.

Last year was our first time attending. It was also the first camping trip my son had ever been on. We had a blast and I decided to try and continue coming each year if at all possible. The trip in 2015 was a short one. We didn’t come for the whole week, just Thursday through Saturday. We had excellent weather up until Saturday morning when the heavens opened up. Packing up our camp on Saturday morning in the pouring rain was an adventure in itself.

This year we traveled down to Americus on Wednesday morning instead of Thursday. Weather was overcast and the forecast was dreary but we where committed. The winds picked up and started gusting between 20-30 mph, the temperature dropped, and  the rain set in. The rain finally let up on Saturday so the last day we had good weather.

The highlight of the trip for my son was getting to participate in the paintball event.

For me the highlights were getting to see his exciting reactions from events like paintball and noon time demos. Another highlight for me was flying in my first limited motor run glider competition. I finished in 4th place and will definitely be learning more about sailplanes and thermalling. I can’t wait for next year.

If you’d like to see many more videos and photos from the event, head on over to RCGroups.com thread or their video post.

Did you get to go to SEFF this year? Let me know what you thought in the comments!