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ARCC Fly In, Swap Meet & Kids Day

by Brian Regan   June 18, 2017

This Weekend ARCC (Albuquerque Radio Control Club) held a new event for them. On Friday there was a swap meet. It was well attended. This was done at 4 in the afternoon. Lots of stuff to swap.
Saturday was the fly in and kids day. There were several kids flying on the buddy box. All planes survived and it was fun. The open flying was good. A little cross wind made it tricky.
Sunday was a better day. The wind was down the runway. A low turn out was due to it being Fathers Day. Still, there was 24 pilots and lots of fun.
ARCC did an excellent job keeping it low keyed and fun. Thanks to Les, Rich, Keith,Stan and Vick. I know I missed a few others helpers.
Come on out to Albuquerque and see their new runway. It's great.

Brian Regan
AVP

   
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 Les 



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Ozark Flyers Benefit Fly-In

by Olen Rutherford   November 16, 2016

Every year in late October, the Ozark Flyers of Fayettville, Arkansas hosts a benefit fly-in. This years event was for the Juvenile Research Diabetes Foundation. Dennis Carter, President; Jim Harris, Secretary Treasure and Clay Heffner, Safety Officer do a great job hosting this event.In attendance this year was Emma Brown and Brody Tucker Juvenile Diabetes patients. Dennis and Jim presented the JRDF a check for $735.00. With a bad weather forecast for wind, 40 pilots including myself showed up to support the event. Put this even on your list for next year.

Olen Rutherford
Arkansas AVP
See you at a flying field somewhere.

     
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Fairview, OK 65th Fly In and Air Show

by Bill Holland   November 15, 2016

Fairview, Oklahoma held their 65th Annual Air Show. This is the oldest free fly in and air show in North America traditionally held on the Saturday near Veteran's Day. This year the Tulsa Glue Dobbers sponsored the R/C acts that performed in the afternoon air show. This is a blend of both full scale and R/C acts. The morning starts early with a pancake breakfast at 7:00 am. Pilots from Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Missouri flew their planes in for the day along with many spectators who drove to the show. The food continues with lunch prior to the air show starting at 12:30 pm. This years R/C demonstration team consisted of Mike Pennell, Scott Kidder, Austin Chadwick, Claude Christ, and Ed Gross. Yours truly served as the R/C Air Boss and also flew in the show. Additional support and spotters included Sharon Holland, Jim Ellis, Calvin Ellis, and Jim Slocum from the OK Sooner Squadron. It was a spectacular two hour show with just outstanding weather. The Tulsa Glue Dobbers did an outstanding job and I greatly appreciate them volunteering to serve as the host club. The R/C portion is always a crowd favorite and would not have been possible without their support! Be sure and make this show next year. The people, pilots, and food are great. This is a special day to honor our Veterans!

     
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 2016 R/C Demo Team Mike Pennell assisted by Claude Christ flying the big L4. 



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Spaceport Drone Summit

by Brian Regan   November 13, 2016

This weekend I attended the Spaceport Drone Summit. This was the first one. They hope to have it next year. The weekend was a success. The drone racing was fast. There was a area for drone photography. There was a area for fixed wing demos and static display. Our VP Lawrence was there with his friend Johnny Hunt. Tony Stillman and Mark held down the AMA tent. Jim Tiller, District VIIII VP was in charge of the fixed wing display.
A group a pilots came up from Las Cruces and El Paso to fly their planes. They put on a lo of flights for the spectators.
This was a fun event. With some advertising it could become a big event. The Spaceport staff was great.
I had a good time and will go back next year. Hope to see you there.

     
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 Teng, Gary And Shaun preparing to race. A young guest, Malcolm and jet flyer Jim. 



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Aeromodelers Of Acadiana Fall Fun Fly Huge Success (Nov. 5)

by Jerry Walters   November 12, 2016

After having to cancel their May Fun Fly the AOA team finally had dry weather and pulled off a huge event. After going from flooding to draught flyers from far and near were hungry for a great event and they got one. With 48 registered pilots, a great raffle, night flying, camping, and the Star Taco food truck everyone had a smile. Fixed wing and helicopters shared the airspace with only a few mishaps. AOA and their friends are looking forward to the first Weekend in November 2017 for a repeat performance.

On November 12 the WARPS Club in Berwick, LA. will open its' gates for another great event.

   
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MVMAC FIELD WARMING

by Brian Regan   October 16, 2016

This weekend I traveled to Las Cruces NM for Mesilla Valley Model Airplane Club's new field warming. Howard chapman road down with me. There were 5 members from Albuquerqe's AOK club.
John Womack was the CD and did a great job. There was about 25 pilots or more, I didn't count them. Lots of open flying and talk.
This event was held to warm up their new field. It is a good place to come to. There are 2 runways and lots of shade. When the city completes all the little things the club would like to have done, it will be even better. I had a real good time flying with the club. It was just a bunch of friendly flyers having a great time.
I will be back next year, Hope to see you then.

Brian Regan
District VIII AVP

     
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 One of the flight lines. John Womack. He was the CD. Great job. 



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Steve and Nate’s Most Excellent Fun Fly

by Brian Regan   September 10, 2016

Today Sept, 10th, Howard and I went up to Farmington, NM for Steve and Nate’s Most Excellent Fun Fly. The weather was great. It was not windy as expected. There were 36 pilots signed up. This was the 10th year of their event. It is hosted by Steve & Nate. The supply the prizes and food. All is free. There was a donation box to help. Lots of flying was the norm. I had a great time. I have never had a bad time there. The treat all visitors like family. I am looking forward to next year.

Brian Regan

   
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 Nate & Steve. They did a great job. 



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ARCC Labor Day Air Show 2016

by Brian Regan   September 4, 2016

This weekend i attended ARCC's Labor Day Air Show. It was held at Maloof Memorial field in Albuquerque. Rick and Keith were in charge and did a swell job. They had lots of help from Stan, Mark, Wanda, Jimmy, and Chuck. There were a few others too. The event is just open flying. Saturday was not too hot with a slight cross wind. Sunday was a little windy with the wind straight down the runway. It was great.
On Saturday Lawrence Tougas was the to answer questons about what he would do as the next AMA president if elected. Please go to his web site and see what he is all about.(tougas4president.com ) He could make a good president. The choice is up to you.
Every year this event has been a lot of fun. It is a lot of work but worth it. I had a great time.If you get a chance, stop by and fly with them. It was fun.

Brian Regan
AMA District VIII NM AVP

     
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 Art and Howard discussing gravity. Rick and Keith sitting back letting us have all the fun. Great job guys. 



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Rocky Mountain Flying Machine Open House

by Brian Regan   June 6, 2016

On Sunday RMFM held their 2nd annual open house. It was hot and a little windy. While the attendance was down, it was still real fun. They had a couple guest try there hand at flying. Grins all around.
I was hoping for more guest. Those that attended had a great time.
One safety item. Don't let anyone take pictures at the end of the runway dead center. We had a guest walk out to do just that. We brought him back in and later he found out why we can't let him stand there. A plane landed right where he would have been standing. Remember Safety is every ones job.

Come out next year and help make this a cool event.

Brian Regan

     
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 Art levy from Santa Fe. Bob & Kent. 



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AOK at the 75th Anniversary of Kirtland AFB.

by Brian Regan   June 6, 2016

AOK (Aeromodelers of Kirtland) joined in to celebrate Kirtland AFB 75th anniversary. The club put on demo flights and a static display. There were lots of people and questions. Don't touch that was heard often.
Thanks to all who showed up to help. It was a good time.

Brian Regan




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2016 Warbirds Over Tucson

by Brian Regan   April 18, 2016

This weekend I traveled down to Tucson for Warbirds Over Tucson. There were 26 pilots and lots of airplanes. TRCC did a great job keeping the flying going. Saturday it was almost cold with wind. We flew a lot any way. This event is pretty laid back. The only requirement was to have fun. I think we did. On Sunday i got a chance to fly with a third scale Pup, a quarter scale DR1 and my Dr1. It was real fun trying to keep close enough to get a picture with all 3 planes.
Thanks TRCC for having another great event.

Brian Regan
AMA NM District VIII AVP

   
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 Brett, Jerry and Dave withe the WW1 planes. 



 

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