Western New York Free Flight Society
Free Flight Competitions Are Held Throughout The Year
Let's build the interest in Free Flight ModelingOur members volunteer each year to hold
Long time member Vet Thomas completed a long term project to build a 1:1
scale replica of the Curtiss Pusher. On permanent display in the Greater Rochester
New York International Airport Terminal it welcomes passengers to the main
terminal boarding area.
Congratulations Vet on a job very well done!
The “TJ” or Thermal Journal is the club’s official newsletter.
It is typically published four times each year in the Spring, Summer,
Fall and Winter by club secretary Mark Rzadca.
The Western New York Free Flight Society, formed in the late 1960’s by a handful of dedicated modelers, is today an area-wide organization;with members from nine states and Canada. For over 33 years the WNYFFS has hosted the annual Empire State Free Flight Championships, typically scheduled in August. The WNYFFS also co-sponsors, with a Canadian free flight group, the Great Grape Gathering contest (named for the bottles of wine given in lieu of trophies) scheduled September. The site of these two meets is the Geneseo National Warplane Museum airport just west of Geneseo, New York. Membership in the WNYFFS is open to anyone in the upstate New York area, young or old, interested in free flight modeling. Annual dues are $10, and members receive the club’s newsletter, the Thermal Journal, with club news and information on upcoming club contests and other activities. An annual business meeting and dinner is held each November.
Check this website for important dates and the clubs current schedule of activities.