Birth of the Schneider Cup Reenactments

Late in 1987, after the Desert Hawks’ second successful London Bridge Seaplane Classic, Bob Martin and Norm Goyer (Editor of Scale RC Modeler) over dinner, began discussing the possibilities of an RC event unlike anything ever staged in this country. Because of...

History of the Schneider Trophy

1913 – 1931 Painting by Ken Dallison In the dawn of aviation, Frenchman Jacques Schneider, son of a rich armament manufacturer, subscribed to the idea that aircraft would become an important method of transporting goods and people. He envisioned cargo and...

Great News

The Schneider Cup Association is the new owners of the Curtiss R3C-2 which was originally built as a promotional piece for the first Schneider cup Giant Scale RC reenactments. We are currently in the process of restoring her to a flight-ready condition and using her...

Where Are They Now?

The Schneider Cup Association is currently planning for the 30yr. reunion of the first Schneider Cup Giant Scale RC Re-enactment which will be part of the 2019 London Bridge Seaplane Classic and we need your help. If you or someone you know participated in any of the...

Williams Mercury Seaplane Racer

  Early last week Bob Martin sent me a link to an interesting article he found on William Pearce’s “Old Machine Press” – “New Memories of Old Machines” blog. William’s blog is full of great articles about aircraft piston engines,...

The Origin of the Re-enactments

Drawing upon the success of the London Bridge Seaplane Classic Bob Martin, and his wife Katie sat at a table brainstorming about an event that would take it to a whole new level. Bob and Katie’s love for early aviation, quickly led them to the Coupe...

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