IMAC Copan 2020

IMAC Copan 2020

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1st Annual Bill Thomas Memorial IMAC Challenge

This past weekend I had the privilege to fly at Copan, Ok at the first Annual  Bill Thomas Memorial IMAC. Bill Thomas started flying  in the early 50’s and was very big in Pattern in the 80’s. He was successful in winning NATS in 67’through the early 80’s. When listening to several of his RC family and club members Top Pattern Flyer, tinker, serious and disciplined man are just a few words used to describe the driver of the Bartlesville Falcons Model Club.  Bill designed the perfection, a three channel pattern plane that is hanging in the AMA Museum in Muncie, IL. Stepping out on the grass runway seeing the hard work that went into this contest I could only imagine Bill looking down with a big smile. The contest brought 20 pilots from all seven states in the South Central Region: Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi! This will be one to place in your calendars for next year, the hot meals were exceptional with plenty of camaraderie to go around.

Guymon Fun Fly

Sorry for the late post… Technical issues!! A wrong turn in the middle of the Oklahoma Panhandle brought some history to the Guymon Fun Fly in September. A cold front and high winds on Sunday did not keep 12 pilots from showing up ready to tear up the skies at Guymon Flying Tigers RC Club. There was a wide variety of planes and a really neat jet. The club had several awesome raffles such as P-51, Super Tiger and a Chipmunk.Lunch was an out of this world hamburger, french fries and homemade cobbler.
The maintenance crew for the Commemorative Airforce’s B-17G,“Texas Raiders” that is stationed out of Conroe Texas. Took a wrong turn and made a memorable visit to Lear Field.One of the guys, Paul Bienvenu, The Woodlands TX, saw the P-51 that was one of our three Fun Fly pilots’ drawings, fell in love with it, and registered.Sunday came with good news that Paul had won the P-51.The P-51 will escort the Texas Raiders B-17G from here to El Reno Ok via being in the tail section of the B-17G.