Hello Members of SEFSD, I hope all are well and all are doing fine! How about our banquet? Did that not turn out to be a fun event this past Friday, held at the Air and Space Museum. We all were in the middle of the museum just about under a PBY. It was protecting the Bar of course!!! Special thanks go out to Quan for putting this event together. At the last minute, Quan was able to find us a new location due to Edgewater backing out, so Quan got to work and got us to the Air and Space Museum and locked in a date for us, just that it was on a Friday and that did not seem to bother the folks who arrived. Which sure was close to 100 people. It was great to meet our members as much as I could since I was MC for the banquet.
The food provided by Lisa Bender was the best, from the meatballs to the roast beef and the salad and not to forget about the chocolate covered Strawberries…… it was just all amazing. I was amazed to see how many prizes we had to give away. Even our ladies, matter of fact, I believe all the ladies walked out with a gift which was also provided for us by Lisa Bender, wow that amount of work she put in for this was also just amazing. Thank you both, Lisa, and Quan for all your efforts that you contribute to our club, Thank You so much!!!!
The prizes, for us guys, were also cool, however not everyone got a prize, not as lucky as our better halves that really do deserve it. But we did have a great line-up of gifts, from Motionrc, Tower Hobbies, Hitec, Bee and from Steve Neu shops we had power supplies, chargers, and a couple of other items too. It was fun to give out our prizes, it was fun to see the expressions on the person who won the prize, including George Sullivan who won a Hitec hat and took it in stride. Same goes for Skip (our lawyer) who also won a hat from Hitec. Ty won a power supply earlier but was lucky to exchange his gift when Steve Neu won which was a Timber and decided to give it to Ty. Ty’s gift was given to a winner who won a charger. We had a couple of special gifts that were given to two people. First one was when Claire Diffenback received a very nice set of flowers for her helping with T-28 races. Congrats Claire, and to Brad Bender for his 12 plus years in supporting and keeping our club going in the right direction, he receives a very nice plaque that Steve Manganelli gave to him. Thank You Brad for all you have done and congrats! It over all turned out to be a lot of fun and was fun walking around the museum! Thank You all for coming to our event! The club looks forward to next year’s banquet.
In the past couple of weeks, we had our gate tampered with. They appeared to have cut the top bar to get the chain undone. Since then, it has been fixed. As a reminder, before you are the last one to leave the field, and as you start to drive away and you see someone, just go over, and let them know that they could be locked in once you leave. Also, as a reminder that at the field, Please follow these guidelines:
- Make sure you are always wearing your badge when flying your aircraft
- Call out loud that you’re taking off, low fly by and landings.
- Never fly over the Parking Lot and Pitts
- And always fly on the north side of the fence.
As my last note for this month, I am in the midst of starting to build my Top Flite, Gold Edition DC-3 kit. As I have mentioned in my Chairman’s Corner: The nice thing about the Gold Edition DC-3 is that although it is a highly detailed scale model with all the goodies such as a realistic looking scale outline, built up tail surfaces, retracts and flaps. The offset pinned hinge features the offset hinge line characteristic of the DC-3. It is a model of a transport plane that is a stable model that I look forward to flying often! Converting this kit into an electric airplane will have some challenges, but a challenge that will be fun! I will also be sharing with the club the construction of this model with photos each month. So let’s begin with a box full of wood turned into a DC-3.
In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you all at the field and don’t forget your batteries, radio, charger, and most important, your airplanes and let’s go Fly!