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
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.
I was at the SPA event the Fort Worth Thunderbirds’s RC club put on last Saturday October 5th. It was a beautiful day and lots of flying.