2022 Free Flight Contest at Lakehurst, NJ (Pending access)
Labor Day weekend Major Contest (AAA Contest)
Contact: Brett Sanborn
810 618 6341
ECIM is proud to host three annual Free Flight contests. They are all held over holiday weekends in the hopes that it will allow the most participants to enter.
Pete Andrew's Memorial Contest Memorial Day Weekend
The indoor Blowout July 4th Weekend
Season's End Contest Labor Day Weekend
ECIM contest weekends are usually laid back affairs. Most attendees will come from other areas of the country just to attend these special events. Free Flight Record Trials begin the first and third weekends of April, June, July, August and September. It is during these select weekend contests that national records may be set.
Although any indoor event may be flown, the best competition usually occurs after a survey of the models in attendance. Generally the prize for winning an event is the respect and admiration of your peers. The club usually provides an area to post times during a contest. The intent for the future is to post the times here on the site.
Lodging and Food
There are several hotels in the Lakewood and Toms River areas of New Jersey. They are approximately a 10-15 minute drive from Hangar 1. Room rates vary with the activity level at the Jersey Shore (most of these hotels serve the shore areas).
Ramada Inn 2373 Route 9 Toms River 800-230-8440
Quality Inn 2016 Route 37 West Manchester 844-741-9937
Howard Johnson 955 Hooper Ave & Route 37 Toms River 855-213-0582
Luigi’s Pizzeria & Restaurant 21 Union Avenue Lakehurst 732-657-7000
Lakehurst Diner Corner Route 547 & Route 70 Lakehurst 732-657-9747
Burger King Right turn at the light on RT 70 145 Route 70
McDonalds Across the street from the light 98 Route 70
7-Eleven Convenience Store Right turn at the light on RT 70 217 Route 70
Wawa Convenience Store Right turn at the light on RT 70 408 Route 70