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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 the...
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 passenger...
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...
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...
About Schneider Cup
Schneider Cup LLC was founded by Bob Martin, Vic Goodman, and Jon Johnson in 2018 for the purpose of perpetuating the memory of the most significant airplane race in the history of aviation and the most prestigious RC seaplane event ever, which we hope to revitalize in the near future. Click on the “Get Involved” button below to see how you can help us make this a reality.
Below are the 4 posters that were created for the Schneider Cup Reenactments.
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We are very pleased to announce that we will be presenting the 35th Annual London Bridge Seaplane Classic in 2020. The dates have been set (November 6, 7, and 8, 2020) and planning is underway now.
The Desert Hawks RC Club of Lake Havasu City will still be hosting the event as they have for the past 34 years and pilots of the Fun Fly will notice almost no change at all in the Fun Fly itself.
With that said we do have some fresh new ideas that we feel will make the event even more fun and appealing to all members of the family, not just the pilots. Much more on this and more coming soon.
So if you would like to stay up to date with all that we are planning for the 2020 event you should ask to join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SeaplaneClassic/
More to come here as well very soon so check back often.
If you’ve never heard about these events and would like to learn more about them please watch the following video. This video does an excellent job of explaining the full-size events which took place from 1913 to 1931 then fast forwards to the first Schneider Cup Re-enactment which took place on November 10-12-1989 in Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Video of the First Giant Scale RC Reenactment
Below is a very well done video that explains the original Schneider Trophy Races then takes you to the first Schneider Cup Giant Scale RC Reenactment which was presented by the Schneider Cup Association and hosted by the Desert Hawks RC Club of Lake Havasu City, Arizona in 1989. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we do.