HAFFA — Short for Heart of America Free Flight Association, is an organization devoted to Free Flight. It means that in most cases, a model aircraft is programmed or “trimmed” to fly on its own without any guidance or control from the ground. If trimmed properly and there are no strong upward thermal updrafts, the aircraft will make its way hopefully back to earth in the same field that it was launched. The real trick is to get the plane to get the longest flight time possible. It’s a challenge and a lot of fun at the same time. And of course there are contests, both formal and informal for bragging rights with fellow model builders, both local and regional.
We are an Aeromodeling Club located in the Kansas City Metro area but we attract members as far away as Fulton, Mo and Salina, Ks. This summer we mostly enjoy weekly Outdoor Flying Sessions and in the winter months we fly indoors with indoor models especially suited to fly in an environment with no wind and under the ceiling of a large room such as a gymnasium. Visitors are always welcome to any of our activities and the events are free.
There are many levels of experience but know that even beginners will have a place in our organization. Click the many links of our website to get a feel for who we are, and if you can, join us at one of our events this summer. We’d love to have you drop by, if even its just to watch at a distance. We truly have a great time, and want to share it with others.
If you have any questions about HAFFA and want to contact our organization, please visit our Contact page. If you leave your information including your email address we will be able to respond to you. Your information will not be shared, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks.
We call the statue at the top of our page above “The Boy with the Plane Statue“. It has become a symbol for our club because it conveys a youthful feeling of the “Joy of Free Flight ” and at the same time gets across the notion of pure Free Flight, Which is at the very core of why our club exists.
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