The EAA Land of Enchantment Fly In 2022. What a great show. Lots of cool airplanes. The parking lot was full meaning a good turn out to see all types of planes. The exhibit tables were busy. There were kids and older kids like me enjoying the flying, planes and great weather. The Duke city electric club was there too. They come every year to show of their planes.
I had a real good time walking and talking to some of the pilots. They are just like us modelers, they love to show off their planes.
The 505 Aerobatics RC Club Scale Meet. This was the first scale event for New Mexico’s newest club. There were about 20 or more pilots. The planes were judged both static and flight.
The weekend could not be any better. Harry Antenucci was the CD and did a real good job. Joey, Vince and Jimmy did a lot to get the show going. Marlin Smith along with Vince did almost all the flight judging.
I think everybody had a great time. I know next year will be better. The club learned a lot about running an event. Now that they have one under their belt, look out. It’s going to be great.
District VIII AVP
On September 10th ARCC will have a Swap meet. Field opens at 7am. No charge to sell your treasures. Tickets will be given for a raffle at noon. Tell your friends and enemies to come out and have a great time. ARCC will also have a club fun fly on the 11th. All are invited to fly.
See you there.
In June I attended a Electric fun fly in Farmington New Mexico. The San Juan Radio Control Club has this event every June. It is a real laid back fun time. Lots of flying and stories of flying, some true and some maybe not. Ha. They had 16 pilots shooting holes in the sky. There was a pot luck dinner on Saturday.
This is a real fun event to come to. The club will treat you as a member and help in any way. The main goal is to just have fun. Keep this event in mind for next year, it will be electrifying.
AMA District VIII AVP
Saturday morning Memorial Day weekend. I went out to the field today to fly my new Kadet SR. This was the third or fourth flight on it. It flew just like a Kadet should, nice and slow.
There was about 15 pilots out this morning. We were trying to beat the wind. It has been a little windy for a couple weeks. This morning the winds were just right. Lots of planes in the air at once. I like flying with other planes.
So, let’s not forget those that lost their lives serving our great country. We also lost some flyers and family this year. May we never forget them.
On March 27th a brand new club here in Albuquerque had their first get together. This club is trying to get IMAC started again in Albuquerque. They have over 20 members at this time.
They had open flying and provided hotdogs and hamburgers to all that came out. I think there was about 25 or more people mostly eating and talking planes. They were having a great time. Joey Winklepleck is the president and he is real excited about IMAC. Vince Martinez is a board member also and is helping Joey get the club off to a good start.
They are in the planning stages for a contest here in Albuquerque. Stay tuned for more information. Once they get the dates set, come out and help this new club have a great event. It looks like IMAC is alive and well in Albuquerque.
AMA District VIII AVP
Hi from warm Albuquerque. Today New Mexico was showing off. The weather is great. Light winds and warm. The sky was blue with a few clouds. There were about 20 or more flyers out today. This about how Saturdays are every weekend.
Today I got a chance to maiden Howard Chapman’s Quaker Flash. When taxing I noticed the rudder was backwards. After a quick change, I took it back out to the center line and took off. It left the ground at about 1/4 throttle. I gave it a little down trim and it was a very friendly bird. I flew it around a few minutes and then gave control to Howard. That’s the last time I got to fly it. He wouldn’t let me take it back. Ha. He flew around a little bit and did the first landing. No problems. Took it off again in about 3 feet. This is a nice slow relaxing plane. It flies just like it should. I may have to build on too.
One note. Check the controls. I thought he had them right. It saved the plane and we had a good time.
Join the AMA, and a local club and go build something.
The wind is our friend today. It was a great day on Saturday to finish our event. There were 23 pilots signed up to fly. Turbines and ducted fans filled the skies. The event had a pretty good crowd of spectators. The parking lot was over flowing.
ARCC did a great job hosting this event. Big thanks to Kory, Les,Keith,Dennis,Justin,Stan,Terry and Howard. These are the men that made the effort to make a great event. Thanks.
Next year should be even better. The word is out, ARCC runs a great event and is worth the trip. Can’t wait until next year.
AMA District VIII AVP
The Jets are here. Yes that’s right, we have jets flying at Maloof Memorial park here in Albuquerque. They started flying on Thursday. The winds were good. I was told that it was a good day. Now for Friday. The wind is not our friend. When I got there it was 39 degrees with just a little wind. It started blowing and no jets flew. Some of the pilots were seen hiding behind a trailer to get out of the wind and cold. The event was shut down for the day. The winds are going to die in the afternoon and some will fly then. Tomorrow is going to be much nicer. I’ll be out early to see what happens.