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The Chicago Model    Masters are a diverse group, representative of citizens throughout Cook County, near Chicago, Illinois. Our base is at Kickapoo Woods in the Calumet Division of the Cook County Forest Preserve District. We focus on safety, and mastering skilled model aviation maneuvers.  Although, renowned for building and flying state of the art model aircraft, our priorities are laser focused on mentoring and instructional initiatives.  

Through outreach efforts, we established partnerships that involves reciprocal visits with educational institutions, churches, park districts, community organizations, etc. The Chicago Model Masters routinely interact with youth and individuals from a variety of backgrounds.  This affords us a unique opportunity, to exploit their natural curiosity for the miracle of flight, and link that interest to local educational objectives. In concert with school curriculums, thematic instructional presentations have proved to be effective in associating the various nuances of model aviation with, math, science, physics, vocabulary, history, geometry, discipline, obedience, responsibility….the laws of cause and effect…etc.

OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE….. In addition to the love of Model Aviation, we fly for the hearts and futures of younger people.  Many of whom have yet to realize that they can also fly, in countless ways.  Many youths with a touched heart and an embellished confidence associated with model aviation, have become much more than a mere R.C Pilot.  In countless numbers, the proverbial sky is the limit obstacle (pun intended) morphs with maturing imaginations and dawning potentials. Our future leaders including Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers, Presidents, etc., are in the makings.

Kickapoo is an immaculately maintained, club designed model aviation field.  The site includes an asphalt 50’ X 400’ fixed wing runway, an instructional rotary wing pod, public and pilot parking, and a pedestrian/cycling trail. The surrounding naturally preserved areas, interact in concert with the aforementioned intimately, resulting in an oasis of inordinate beauty and serenity.

We hope that some of you will find the time to come out and join us.

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Good Afternoon Flyers,

My mother had asked me to try and reach as many model aviation professionals as possible.
Recently we lost my Father (Aviation Passion & Model Building) and have been left with a FULL 2 Car Garage supply of partial airplane builds, full un-built kits, parts, radios, engines, cases, balsam wood, plans & drafts, and much much much much much much more.  We are looking for those who will truly appreciate the supplies, kits and building materials. May I ask if its OK for your members to know about the sale coming up?
We will be onsite with assistance to answer as many questions and help find parts any flyer may be looking for.

All model aviation supplies are being sold :

Date: JULY 21, 2018 - SATURDAY
Time: 9:30AM till 3:00PM
Location: 842 E. Lilly Lane, Palatine, Illinois 60074 (Rand Rd & Dundee Rd)
Phone: (312) 307-9480 ask for Marz or Lisa

*** Or if any members would like to make an appointment ahead of time to purchase items before the rush, please do not hesitate to contact me, Lisa.

Thank You,
Lisa Barwacz