Most of the pilots who attended our Smash Warbird Fly In, including Skipper
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.
I attended the National Model Aviation Day at Kingsbury. Ed Valls and company did a great job and the Pioneer Flight Musuem is a great attraction. I added a picture of a young man who won a smart charger in the drawing. They told his Dad that he had to buy him an airplane now.
Smash attending Victoria’s Fly In
Aeromodelers of Acadiana Warbird Airshow – March 24-27, 2022
AOA opened the Southern Louisiana flying season with its 6th. annual Warbird event. Forty-one pilots showed up and registered from places as far away as Virginia. Once again, this year the Texas Warbird group showed up and flew from Thursday through Sunday. Great food, the beautiful AOA flying site, southern hospitality, and hardy cross winds on Friday challenged and rewarded the pilots. From the giant scale Tri-wing to the eighty-pound Hellcat, there was something for everyone to admire and enjoy. AOA’s camp sites are coveted and many pilots reserved their spot for next year before departing Breaux Bridge, Louisiana for home. Pictured is Albert Thibodeaux, from Cajun Black Sheep RC, a perennial guest at AOA events.
Watch the AOA Facebook page for 7th. Annual event next year. It keeps getting bigger!
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.
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