Superstition Pattern Classic

Feb 22nd to 25th 2024

Superstition Airpark


The Superstition Pattern Classic is a 4-day AMA Pattern contest from February 22-25, 2024 in Mesa Arizona. It takes place at Superstition Airpark, home of the Arizona Model Aviators. This is an AMA sanctioned event, #15303.

The contest will follow the common format of 6 rounds for all classes from Sportsman up through FAI, including FAI Silver.

Together with the Desert Pattern Challenge the following weekend, it comprises the Southwest Winter Pattern Championships where the best placing across the two contests is crowned the series champion.

With the high turnout of the past several years we are expanding it to a 4 day event with practice on Thursday, and competition rounds taking place Friday-Sunday. The field will be closed to normal flying those 4 days, with the time dedicated to pilots competing in the contest.

Never flown pattern before but interested? The NSRCA has great resources to help you understand the competitions and get started. (Look at the ‘Flying’ menu along the top for links on how to get started, information about contests, and videos of what the sequences look like).

For full information on the contest format, championship rules, camping and more, please visit

For further questions please contact


Contest Director : Chris Hogue