Mike Pennell passed—Tulsa Glue Dobbers

AMA District 8 member passes Oklahoma Standout Guy
Thanks Bill Holland for letting us know.
we lost a great guy Monday. Mike Pennell passed away unexpectedly on Monday. He was the long standing President and spark plug of the Tulsa Glue Dobbers. Mike was an outstanding person, modeler. He was 72 years old. He will leave big shoes to fill in Tulsa.
Ed Couch Texas Scale Championships 2021

Ed Couch Texas Scale Championships 2021

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the ED COUCH   Texas Scale Championships 2021
If possible print and post at your flying site–and send to your club newsletter
September 11-12, 2021, Sponsored by the Greater Southwest Aeromodelers, Hurst, Texas.  The ED COUCH TEXAS SCALE CHAMPIONSHIPS. Some of the best scale planes and pilots will gather to see who is the BEST in TEXAS. The 2020 TEXAS SCALE CHAMPION is Tim Dickey from New Mexico.
Classes for all levels, including Scale Hellicopter, Electric Military, Static only event also, Electric Civilian, Expert and Rookie Classes. US SCALEMASTERS Qualifier–NASA Qualifier.
Check out the attached flyer for ALL CLASSES, Free to the public, Free lunch to contestants, Lunch available to the public, Plenty of parking, Overnight Camping is available. 
Ed Couch is a long time scale competitor, Scale builder and know all over the country an Outstanding member of  the Greater Southwest Aeromodelers Club and he is being recognized for all he had done for the Texas Championships and modeling.
Come out enjoy the event, watch the modelers, public is encouraged to talk to the pilots and see the most exciting plane anywhere around. Types of models vary All types of Civilian planes–multi engines planes and airliners–World War 1, World War 2, Korean War, Vietnam, Gulf Wars and current jets, Military Helicopters-Vietnam and Civilian, Almost all nations planes USA, German, Italian, Japan, British. We never know who or what will show up BUT it is a great show- Put it on your calendar, Contact info on the flyer
We will be pre-selling Ed Couch Texas Scale Championship 2021 event shirts.  This year they will be light blue and must be pre ordered-there will be no extras at the event.  Contact info is on the flyer.  Anyone can buy a shirt -do not have to be a competitor.
Max Blose AMA HALL OF FAME 2020

Max Blose AMA HALL OF FAME 2020

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In September we Honored Max Blose who was selected into the AMA Hall of Fame. He joins a VERY SELECT group of 342 HOF members  only 17 are  from District VIII.

Max started flying in 1945, wrote several Magazine articles, designed and kitted many types of planes.  A member of the Waco Hotmac club since 1970 and through the years held every office in the club. The Hotmax club would not be as successful today if not for Max.   His hobby shop was a fixture in the area.  Designed and produced the Self-contained starter—now a necessity for modelers. Holder of 11 AMA awards.  We all fortunate to know and call Max our friend in District VIII.

The presentation was held at Max Blose Hotmac club event

District 8 Sparkplug of the month July 2020

District 8 Sparkplug of the month July 2020

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Sparkplug of the Month of July  is, STEVE NICHOLSON  from River City Radio Control, San Antonio, TEXAS. Steve has been a member of the Ozark Flyers RC in  Fayetteville, Ark., the Greater Southwest Aero Modelers in Hurst, TX., and currently in San Antonio, Tx. River City RC., where he performs ground cutting and maintenance.  He flies sport scale and sail planes and quad copters. Retired with kids, grand kids and great grand kids, he is a great friend to all everywhere he goes.  With several helpers he is always trying to improve the grounds to make it enjoyable for all. Thanks to Rick Carlo, VP River City RC for letting us know about Steve. Seems every club has at least ONE STEVE who goes above and beyond.   We want to recognize Steve Nicholson as ANOTHER Outstanding member of District VIII.