|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 Andrews Memorial Contest
||Memorial Day Weekend
|The Super Spectacular Indoor Blowout!
||4th of July Weekend
|Seasons End Contest
||Labor Day Weekend
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.
ECIM contest weekends are usually laid back affairs. Sometimes attendees will come from other areas of the country just to attend these special events.
Lodging and Food:
There are several hotels in the Lakewood and Toms River areas of New Jersey. This is 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 & Route 70 Toms River 732-905-2626
Holiday Inn 290 Route 37 West Toms River 732-244-4000
Quality Inn 8l5 Route 37 West Toms River 732-341-2400
Howard Johnson 955 Hooper Ave & Route 37 Toms River 732-244-1000
Best Western 1600 Route 70 Lakewood 732-367-0900
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
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.