Alvin RC 31st Big Bird and 17th Swap Meet

Alvin RC 31st Big Bird and 17th Swap Meet

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On April 3, 2021 Alvin RC Model Airplane Association held their 31st Annual Big Bird and 17th Annual Swap Meet at it’s club field (Vance Field) in Alvin, Texas. The event was a great success with perfect weather and 32 registered pilots with many outstanding models. In addition, the weather along with the event being one of the first in the area for this season there were may visitors from other local clubs and spectators from the general public.
Mark Manusov, event CD along with club volunteers did an outstanding job in organizing and managing a very safe and well-run event. There was continuous flying most of the day with a mild breeze right down the runway. The club’s hamburgers are sort of a trade mark of Alvin’s events and this year was no exception. Well done Mark!

Guymon Fun Fly

Sorry for the late post… Technical issues!! A wrong turn in the middle of the Oklahoma Panhandle brought some history to the Guymon Fun Fly in September. A cold front and high winds on Sunday did not keep 12 pilots from showing up ready to tear up the skies at Guymon Flying Tigers RC Club. There was a wide variety of planes and a really neat jet. The club had several awesome raffles such as P-51, Super Tiger and a Chipmunk.Lunch was an out of this world hamburger, french fries and homemade cobbler.
The maintenance crew for the Commemorative Airforce’s B-17G,“Texas Raiders” that is stationed out of Conroe Texas. Took a wrong turn and made a memorable visit to Lear Field.One of the guys, Paul Bienvenu, The Woodlands TX, saw the P-51 that was one of our three Fun Fly pilots’ drawings, fell in love with it, and registered.Sunday came with good news that Paul had won the P-51.The P-51 will escort the Texas Raiders B-17G from here to El Reno Ok via being in the tail section of the B-17G.