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The club members enjoyed a good time with Jim Bonnardel's creative...."Bean Fun Fly Challenge". A good number of competitors and spectators showed up to the event and they were not disappointed.
What happened when 20 beans were placed in a small cup and the said cup was attached to an airplane and then the airplane took off and flew to 200 feet altitude, then did a loop, flew beneath a limbo tape about 5 feet high and cap it off with a precision landing in a circle, ....oh and then you had to have the beans still in the cup? All items got scored and top prize was a 50 dollar gift certificate. After finishing all the tasks and landed I expected to see many or at least some beans in my cup....nary a one was left. BUMMER! Did not see them depart and I am still pondering what mistake I must have made but the short of it is that I did not get a prize.
All club members in attendance were consoled with the famous NY Nathans Coney Island hot dogs following the event and we did have a short General Meeting of the membership and so we had Fun, Food and Info and we are sorry if you missed it.
Next week plan to come down with your Jet aircraft and join in with the next Club activity.....
"Jet Day by the Bay" June 28th, starting around 9 AM. I have been preparing for this day for a long time and my SR 71 has been refurbished and prepped and tested the other day with more battery than a controller should be subjected to. In other words when I go to full power/speed it could get interesting. A BBQ is a definite maybe so mark your calendar so that you do not forget and miss it?!!
Membership is well above 300, we are staying within our budget for the year as a club, and we are having fun with our events.
The site has improvements that should make us proud, thanks to many folks that have contributed to this effort:
runway, fencing, tables, parking lot, signs.....you know who they are...say thanks when you get a chance.
Remember to fly safely within our area, quickly avoid full scale aircraft (ABLE) and live and let live by the Golden Rule....it works pretty well.
Bring your jets Saturday, June 28th 10 AM.
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today signed a policy memorandum that directs superintendents nationwide to prohibit launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service. . .
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Parked on the flight line of this bustling military air field, the twin-engine, propeller-driven plane looked like a borrowed relic from an aviation museum.
Though it’s old, the C-47 that dropped Allied paratroops behind enemy lines before dawn on June 6, 1944, isn’t done flying, yet.
The plane, known as the Whiskey 7, landed at Ramstein on Monday after a smooth 3,600-mile trans-Atlantic crossing that marked its longest journey since shortly after World War II.
Its final destination is Normandy, France, where the aircraft and its crew will spend 10 days participating in commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day and paying tribute to the war’s fallen and surviving soldiers
Ramstein was an important stop along the way because of the plane’s historical ties to the 37th Airlift Squadron.
During the war, Whiskey 7 was assigned to the 37th Troop Carrier Squadron, from which the 37th Airlift Squadron, now based at Ramstein, draws its lineage. The aircraft is believed to be the only remaining airworthy C-47 from the original carrier squadron, a distinctive status that sparked the bold idea for the plane’s return to Normandy.
Thanks to Jim Bonnardel for sending this in. Also thanks to whomever it originated.
The Germans built a B-25 1/3 scale and it functions. Engines are 400CC five cylinder radial gas engines.
Our own Brad Bender shows a local reporter all about multicopters:
British Petroleum uses Aerovironment's (NeuMotor powered) Puma for surveillance:
Check out Rotordrone magazine. http://www.rotordronemag.com/
Miramar Airshow tickets are now on sale for those who want box seats or grandstand seating.
1. Please check the calendar for the new schedules for: Pylon Racing, Electroglide, Float Flying, and Indoor Flying.
2. The Torry Pines Gulls have their outstanding newsletter available online.
3. Please check out all the other great items for sale in our "For Sale by Members" area.
4. Please check out the exciting new 2014 SEFSD Membership Application form here. Renew Now!
5. Please check out these fine newsletters from other clubs:
The Harbor Soaring Society has a wonderful newsletter here.
6. There is now a complete list of club instructors under the "Resources" tab.