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Friday, October 10, 2014

Newsletter and new members

Howdy Everyone,
I need some help with your stories and submissions for the monthly newsletter I am sending out each month. It is a struggle to put out a newsletter when I am not able to be at the club events and such very often due to my work schedule and travels. Thanks for everyone's assistance in this matter.
I have spoken to several prospective new club members about joining our club in the past recent months and have handed out several of the club business cards also and for that I am very grateful for the opportunity to welcome new members to our great club. I hope they decide to join us for all the fun and events that we all enjoy as members. I'd also like to welcome the new members that have already recently just joined us too.

FCRCC Newsletter Editor

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fremont County Airport Event

Our club has been invited to have a static display at this event. Please feel free to bring a plane if you're interested. Also check with Mark Sullivan to see if he is bringing his trailer and maybe he might be able to have room for your plane in his trailer. See you there.

 I'll be at work this weekend and unable to attend this airshow. If anyone needs to use my trailer to get the canopy shade, tables, chairs or planes stored in there you are most welcome to come pull it to the airport for the club useage. Just give me a call anytime to set this up. Can someone please get a lot of photos of the days activities for the club newsletter and email them to me ASAP after the airshow as that would be a tremendous help also. Also let Jim Aultman know right away because he needs a lot of help at the airport during this show too.

Thanks in advance,
Mark J. Sullivan

Monday, July 21, 2014

July Fun-Fly

Everyone was assembled and ready for the 9:00 AM start but it was too windy. Reports from the automated airport weather station showed 22 knots gusting to 26 knots (remember to multiply by 1.15 to compute mph). Cloyce did fly his DA powered Edge and put on a great flying exhibition. I got out my Big Stick 40 and got in a flight with two touch and goes.

Cloyce taxing out his Edge

Since it turned out to be a blustery and windy day, we delayed the touch and go competition until more favorable winds prevailed later in the morning. Bobby put in a great demo of six T&G, Cloyce came in second with 2. I crashed on my first touch and Buzz won first in the electric class.
Just a few of the attendees watching the flying
The club's charity donation bucket was passed around and $8.00 was collected. Sorry I got it out late and didn't catch everyone before they left. There will be other opportunities to contribute to our designated charities.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Catching Up

A lot has been going on and I need to catch up on the Club's Blog.

First is our Buddy Box Session with the Boys & Girls Club of Fremont County which we had on Friday June 20th.
Trainer Ed Vincent briefing the boys & girls on the operation of R/C aircraft
Some of the kids really took to R/C flying and some had a bit of difficulty. However, a good time was had by all.

Next the Salida Airport 50th Anniversary Fly-In that was held on June 28th. A great line-up of full size aircraft were on display. Mark Sullivan and I were on hand with R/C models. The winds were too blustery for me to fly, but Mark put on some demonstrations with his quadcopter. Chris, a flyer from Salida, put on great flights with his electric acrobatic planes. He also had a large octocopter on display. 

Mark Sullivan at the FCRCC table chatting with some of the attendees
Here are more photos of the planes

A small sampling of the many planes on the flight line 
A rare 1930's era vintage Curtis P-36 
The star of the show, a P-51 Mustang

Raffle ticket information

We discussed a raffle pertaining to getting a ride in a P-51 Mustang and I found the link I had for it to post to the club site for everyone's information:

Click on that link or copy it to your browser and see the contained information.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Balloon Festival Publicity

The Balloon folks had a great promo for our club in their on-line program.

click    HERE     and see for yourself