Mojave Tonight & Tomorrow!

Experimental aircraft and their builders are what the Mojave Experimental Fly-In is all about, and it's starting today.

Tonight the family-oriented indoor Build & Fly model aircraft event starts things off; tomorrow is the main fly-in on the Mojave ramp. A new twist this year is the awards banquet has been moved from its traditional Saturday night to a luncheon immediately after judging on Saturday afternoon. This allows everyone to conveniently meet and congratulate this year's most celebrated experimenters--a great idea.

Arrive early Saturday to avoid the mad gaggle of mid-morning arrivals. The restaurant is open for breakfast on the field so it's better to make the dawn patrol than shoot the rapids when the show opens.


7th Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-In

April 12 & 13, 2019

Indoor Fly-In

April 12, 2019 - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Build & Fly Competition and Indoor RC Flying
  • Bring the kids! Pizza for everyone.
  • Pre-Registration: $15, Day of: $20
  • (kit, balsa glider provided)

Flour Bomb Competition

Saturday, April 13 @ 10AM

  • Registration $10 (flour included) or watch from the flight line

MEFI Awards and Lunch

Saturday, April 13 @ 1PM

  • Best Overall
  • Best Design
  • Best Build
  • Best Effort
  • Best Test

Fly in early. Show off your skills. Categories open to everyone.

Lunch at the Hansen Hangar before you fly home. Transportation to the hangar provided by MASP vans! Grills Gone Wild! BBQ on site!
Tri-tip, ¼ chicken, mashed potatoes, salads, rolls & drinks. $20 BBQ Lunch.

MEFI sponsors

Mojave Air & Spaceport; TSC; ASB Avionics; Burt & Tonya Rutan; Aircraft Spruce & Specialty; Scaled Composites; Thom Lapworth; Jim Wilhelm; Tehachapi Crosswinds; ZAP; Brubaker Models; and High Desert Avionics. Sponsor Banner will be on display at the events on Friday and Saturday.

Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson is a professional magazine writer and nurtures an ongoing affair with all things internal combustion. His writing is most often found in automotive magazines, but aviation is his first love. Working as a line boy, he learned to fly while in high school, but still hasn't mastered the art of keeping a paper chart in an open cockpit.

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