The Trumbull Indian Ledge R/C Club (TILRCC) has held float-flies in the spring and fall for approximately 30 years. It is one of the oldest AMA clubs in Connecticut, incorporated in the 1950s. This event report comes from associate vice president (AVP) Andrew Figlar.
TILRCC is named after the town park in Trumbull, Connecticut that hosts the field where members fly RC aircraft. The club is known for an ideal winter flying site and float-fly events held on Great Hollow Pond at Wolfe Park in Monroe, Connecticut.
Saturday, September 28, 2013, more than 40 pilots and 45 aircraft filled the skies on a beautiful, sunny day. The picturesque deep and narrow lake is always exciting and challenging.
All but five of the airplanes registered were electric Beavers, Taylorcraft, Super or Fun Cubs, Seawinds, and ICON A5s. Pilots came from as far as Salem, Connecticut (the RC Propbusters), and Norwalk, Connecticut (the Country Squire Modelers). Two unique floatplanes were a tiny scratch-built Pond Pal electric by Doug Halley and Ray Kellogg’s E-flite Pulse. Both men are from the White Hills Eagles RC Club in Shelton, Connecticut. The largest airplane there was a KMP Beaver 30cc, 95-inch, gas-powered floater owned by Steve Pasierb of the Propbusters.
Go to the club’s website at https://sites.google.com/site/trumbullradiocontrolclub/home for 2014 club event information. Thanks to AVP Andrew Figlar for this report.