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Can-Am Pylon Society (CAPS)

About CAPS

The Can-Am Pylon Society (CAPS) is an organization that promotes radio control pylon racing. In addition to organizing and conducting races CAPS owns and maintains the necessary equipment to run a pylon race.

The The National Miniature Pylon Racing Association (NMPRA) is the Academy Of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Special Interest Group (SIG) for Pylon Racing. NMPRA District 5 includes the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota. All of the CAPS races are currently held in NMPRA District 5 states. Membership in the Academy Of Model Aeronautics is required to participate in District 5 racing events. NMPRA membership is not required but strongly encouraged. Information on how to join the AMA or NMPRA can be found at the links below:

Academy Of Model Aeronautics


NMPRA District 5

Special Pylon Racing School Event For 2021

There will be a special Pylon Racing School practice event again for 2021 at the AMA International Aeromodelling Center in Muncie, IN on Friday, April 30, 2021 through Sunday, May 2, 2021. This event is to allow anyone interested in pylon racing to come out and get some practice on a three pylon course and get assistance from experienced pylon racers at the best pylon racing site in the United States. Experienced pylon flyers can come out and test new racers and get some practice in.

Click Here To Download The Pylon Racing School Flyer

2020 CAPS Racing Season Wraps Up In Hobart, IN

The 2020 CAPS season began in Cincinnati, OH on June 6, 2020. The season finished up in Hobart, IN on October 3,2020. The schedule is shaping up for the 2021 season. Plan to attend all the races in 2021! It is important to support the clubs that will host races. We have lost great races in the past due to lack of support. Many of the races have multiple classes so there is a racing event for everyone. Check out the schedule page for more details.

Unfortunately the race in Baldwin, MI will not be on the schedule this year. The NATS was moved into late June to make room for the Pylon FAI World Championships in July at Muncie. The Baldwin race has typically been held in late June. A new date for the Baldwin race could not be worked out this year. The Pylon FAI World Championships has since been postponed until 2022.

The 2020 CAPS racing season in NMPRA District 5 was a good one in spite of the circumstances. Attendance was good at the races that were held. A new one day Electric Formula One and Q500 424 race was held for the first time in Hobart, IN. We are looking for more pilots to join the fun in 2021. Pylon racing is absolutely the most fun you can have in RC. There is nothing like the excitement of being on the course with other pilots in a close race. With multiple classes there is a skill and cost level for every RC pilot. If you have questions on how to get started or need information please contact CAPS President Tom Melsheimer or NMPRA District VP Jim Nikodem.


The 2021 AMA Pylon Racing National Championships will be held in NMPRA District 5 at the International Aeromodelling Center in Muncie, IN on June 20 - 25, 2021. Click on the NATS logo below for more information.


Thank You!

Thanks to the CAPS Officers, contest directors and race workers for all their efforts to make 2020 a successful racing season.



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