This event is limited to:
- Warbirds with a sport-scale outline minimum. Sport aircraft with warbird markings are not permitted.
- Vintage aircraft where the full-scale counterpart first flew on or before 12/31/69.
- In addition to the above criteria, aircraft must have an 80" wingspan minimum for monoplanes, 60" wingspan minimum for bi-planes and 140" (wing-span + length) for jets. Aircraft that are 1/4 scale minimum that meet all criteria except wingspan/length are also acceptable.
Updated requirements for AMA Sanctioned Events including Windy City Warbirds and Classics:
The AMA has revised the requirements concerning the operation of turbine-powered models, and aircraft that weigh more than 55-pounds.
Large Model Airplane Program
To fly a model airplane that weighs more than 55 pounds, the owner/pilot must have a permit to fly for that specific airplane from the AMA. A pilot shall have this document with him or her to present at check in. There is also a current listing of all pilots and their approved airplanes in the members-only documents section of the AMA website.
There are four categories of large model airplanes:
It is the responsibility of the Contest Director to verify that the pilot of these airplanes have the proper credentials to fly them.
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