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.
I attended the Greater Southwest Aeromodelers scale masters qualifier and The ED Couch Texas scale Championship. It was a real good time. I felt like part of the club. There was 6 rounds of flying, 4 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. Lawrence kept it moving along and we were able to get all the rounds in. The weather was perfect with light winds.
The club did a good job with cooking burgers and dogs on Saturday. Plenty of water and soft drinks. The field was groomed to almost perfection. Nice smooth runway. I had a good time.
I was happy to make the drive to Fort Worth. Could not have done it with out my navigator Howard. Those roads are confusing.
Come out next year. You will have fun.
Now, join the AMA and a local club, build something and get flying.
AMA District VIII AVP
Today I attended the ARCC Scale Fun Fly. This was their first event since the virus shut everything down. I think there was about 40 or more pilots. The event was not sanctioned. It was just a way for the club to get together with all the crazy going on. The event was just open flying and lots of it. The grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for free.
A big thanks goes to Kory, Les, Dennis and Keith for getting the event started. With out club members like this, events would not happen. The y did a great job. If you see them at the field or a meeting, please thank them.
While we were spreading words of wisdom around, I noticed the older I get, the farther away the ground becomes.
That”s all all for now. Join the AMA and a local cub and go build something.
AMA District VIII VP
Enchantment Model Balloons. 13 pilots flying RC balloon at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park. They will also be flying at the fiesta in October along the full size balloons. They will be trying to set a world record of 55 RC balloons at the same event. Dale Cowder is the president and secretary of the club. He organized today’s event . The balloons were tethered today with free flight in the future. Free flight will be line of site only. The balloon are just like the real balloons. The process is the same, put air in balloon and heat it up, away they go.
This club wants to be an AMA club. There is 5 members at this time. I hope they get it done. In a lot of ways, they are just like every RC clubs I’ve been to. Lots of hanger talk and laughing. Lots of fun for the whole family.
AMA District VIII AVP
Jets. I attended ARCC’s Hight desert Jet Fly In here in Albuquerque. They had 24 pilots and lots of fun. Weather was not so well on Thursday and Friday. Saturday was perfect. There was lots of spectators watching the jets. At noon there was a walk of planes.
Phill Knuckles was CD and with his wife Sharron they did a great job. Very well organized. They had lots of help from the local club.
This was the second Jet fly in here in Albuquerque. It was great. Next year I think it will be even better. The word is out. ARCC puts on a real good fly in. Join them next year and have a great time.