Hello members, we had a great summer of fun flies for 2021! To continue the fun for 2021, get ready for “Bomb Drop”. We continue to have great turnouts with Flyers, planes in hand and ready to fly and it’s good to see you all. Our last event was “Altitude Quest”! We had 22 members join the fun.
Altitude Quest. Object of this event was to see who could come closes to the altitude, that they choose with the Altitude Quest Spin Box. Each member had a chance to push the button on the Altitude Quest Spin Box. Chooses were: 100, 125,150, 175, 150 x2 and 200 x2. The x2 was not to your favor. If you were off by 8 feet, it became 16 feet. A few of us got the x2, Jim R choose 150, his actual was 361 which became + 422 feet. Bob B, choose 150 and he reached 122 – 56. Then came Frederich, he chose 150 and he reached 133 feet, that came to -34 which was good for 4th place. I chose 200, I was off by -240 feet…
It was fun to watch fliers reach an altitude in which they think they reach the altitude they chose. The altitude was never called out, it was a secret. So, guys were just flying. It was a delight to see. Thong Le chose 100 feet he reached 62 feet, short by -38 feet, good for 5th Place. As mentioned before, Frederich came in 4th. Daric chose 200 feet and he reached an altitude of 172 feet and was off by -28 feet, good for 3rd place. Jon V, chose 150 and he reached 131 feet, that was off by -19 feet, good for 2nd place.
The club’s been open for some time now and we had a lot member come out. There was a time I was not showing up and most of it was due to my Fairchild flipping over all the time and the repairs were getting to me, so I took some time off. I believe I was gone for a few weeks. However, this younger gentleman comes out during that time, but once I got back, he does not show up until Altitude Quest Day, he and his mom show up! And to my surprise how grown-up Neil Zhu has changed. He is now taller than his mom……. Neil chose 100 feet, takes off, shoots straight up, he calls it and lands. When Denise showed me the altitude, I knew who was going to win this event. Young Neil reached 99 feet, yes that’s off by -1…Congratulation to Neil for putting us all in our place!!!!
We’ll try not to talk about how your president did not have your prizes available at the time of our event. Nice copy of an award was given out. But even when the actual gift certificates were available, there was still a mix-up. I had given Thong Le, 5th place winner 3rd place prize and to Deric I gave, I mean Brad gave him 5th place certificate. That was all my bad for not remembering or bring the list of winners with me. So, beside the Hot Dog in which I own him, he will receive the complete amount he won.
At the time I am writing this I am also packing for Hawaii. I won’t see all of you till our monthly meeting and fun fly at the end of this month. Enjoy flying and see you all at the Clubs Monthly Meeting!