Just another day at Maloof airfield in Albuquerque.

Just another day at Maloof airfield in Albuquerque.

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Greetings from sunny warm Albuquerque. The winds were light and the sun was shinning. There a good group of flyers out this morning. Tim, Paul and Baylor came down from Farmington NM to maiden a few planes. While I was there , Tim flew 2 of the 4 planes he brought to maiden. He did very well. The planes did what he wanted and stayed in on piece. Mark, Marlin, and Norm did some formation flying with their jets. They did a great job. With all 3 planes being the same, you had to watch real close to make sure you were flying your plane.  Sure looked like a lot of fun. This was a pretty normal day here in Albuquerque for this time of year. It was a good day of flying and hanger talk. You can learn a lot listening to some of these guys. Go out to your local field, join a club and the AMA and get to flying.   Brian Regan AMA District VIII NM AVP
JSCRCC Swap Meet

JSCRCC Swap Meet

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On March 13, 2021, The Johnson Space Center Radio Control Club  (JSCRCC) held a swap meet at the Texas City RC Club field.  It was a joint effort between the two clubs and was well attended with great weather and plenty of merchandise for sale.  Some of the participants are shown below.

L to R in photo #1:

Corey Johnson, John Falkenbury, Glenn Snedden, John Keller, and Butch McEachern.

Photo #2:

  1. Rollin Gardner Texas City Club and JSCRCC Board Member, Keith T. Boydston Texas City RC Club Board Member, Mike Liable President JSCRCC.

 

 

ARCC Club Meeting at the field

ARCC Club Meeting at the field

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Howdy from sunny Albuquerque. Last summer ARCC got together for a club meeting and auction. The auction was for Stan Johnson’s son. He was sick and needed some help. The club members brought some planes out and we auctioned them off. After all was said and done, we raised 3 or 4 hundred dollars.

This is one reason to join a club. A good club becomes like family. A place to go and learn new stuff about planes and to help others in need. You can’t get that flying by yourself. So join your local club and the AMA.

Some time after this meeting Stan’s son passed away. I watched this young man grow up. He was a good man. Mark will be missed by all who knew him.

Future is looking bright!

Future is looking bright!

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2021 is gearing up to be a full calendar of events throughout our region. I hope to travel more this year and attend more events. Please send me your flyer so I can get it on our district website. Closer to home Pampa is looking at having a Swap Meet March 6th, IMAC in May and a Fun Fly in July. ARKS is having a Fun Fly May 22-23 and a Warbird/Classics Day September 18-19.

ARCC Un-swap meet

Un-swap meet? What is it? ARCC had a Un-swap meet last Saturday. Les Beason came up with this idea. The stuff you have left after a swap meet just takes up space in your work shop. An un-swap meet was designed to get rid of that stuff. Here is how it works. Fill up a box with stuff, mark the box with the contents and seal the box. You can’t look in the box. Just pick a box or two and take it home. It could be anything.
The turn out was light. Everything was taken. One man took almost all of it. It was fun and a little weird. I hope we do it again.
It was a great day of flying too. A little cold to start and then it got nice. I got in a couple flights and then called it a day.
If you get a chance, try a un-swap meet sometime. It will make you laugh.
Mike Vawters Memorial – Charity Fundraiser

Mike Vawters Memorial – Charity Fundraiser

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On November 16, 2019 Alvin RC Model Airplane Association held its annual charity fundraiser at its field in Alvin, TX. The club had planned a fun fly for the previous week which had to be canceled due to wet field conditions. Due to the many items donated for sale at the fundraiser Alvin RC decided to hold a simple event consisting of sale of items through silent auction, priced “garage sale” items, several tables were set up with donated items where attendees could simply take what they wanted and donate based on their conscience and of course simple donations were accepted also.

Even though weather conditions were poor and attendance was not what the club hoped the event was a success and generated $2,150 in donations. The money donated was used to purchase gift cards which were given to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff’s Deputies then distribute the cards to less fortunate individuals/families in the county.

This has really turned into a great way to work with the Sheriff’s Department to support local folks at Christmas time. Thanks to everyone that donated and helped make the event a success.