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In Memoriam, Joe Ambrose 1957-2019

In Memoriam, Joe Ambrose 1957-2019

January 7, 2019

Horizon Hobby Announces Passing of Chief Executive Officer
Joseph Ambrose

It is with deep sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Joe Ambrose. Joe died in Champaign on January 4, 2019, at the age of 61. Longtime Horizon board member and Chairman of First Busey Corporation, Greg Lykins said, "With Joe’s passing, we have lost an amazing human being and visionary leader. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Joe have lost a dear friend and inspiring mentor."

Horizon Hobby 2018 RC Fest

Horizon RC Fest

June 1-3, 2018

The Horizon RC Fest is a hands-on, fun-focused RC celebration for the entire family. It is scheduled in beautiful Monticello, Illinois at Eli Field. This three day event will feature an RC airshow, car and truck competitions, drone racing, product demonstrations, giveaways and more! You’ll also be able to get hands-on with all kinds of RC vehicles and aircraft. Bring your vehicles and planes to participate! This will be an AMA Sanctioned event so there will be open flying for pilots with an AMA membership. More info at

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Horizon Hobby Airmeet

August 18-19, 2018

Airmeet is now celebrating its 10th year! Located at the Donauworth Genderkingen Airfield, some of the greatest RC pilots from around the world show off their talents for over 25,000 attendees. In addition to the RC air show, there will be an 1/8 scale RC race and full scale airplane demonstrations for the crowd!