Bob Boulais, CD for the Northern Connecticut RC Club (NCRCC) submitted this report.
“On July 13, 2014, the NCRCC held its 19th annual Dawn Patrol Fly-In at the club field in Ellington, Connecticut. The event is for Giant Scale World War I aircraft, although we welcome Golden Age aircraft from the 1930s. The event is second only to the Rhinebeck WW I Jamboree on the East Coast.
“In 19 years we’ve only had two bad weather days and this was one of them, with high winds in the afternoon. Despite this, most pilots had successful flying missions. Our local hobby shops, including Barn Speed Hobbies, Time Machine Hobbies, R/C Madness, and Hog Heaven Hobbies donated airplanes and a radio for pilot prizes.
“NCRCC member Irv Thurrott donated a giant RTF 3 Seabees Bristol equipped with a Saito engine and a JR radio. Club member Buddy Beaudoin was the happy winner. Many smaller prizes were donated by Frank Tiano, Satellite City, Nick Ziroli Plans, and Williams Brothers. Most participating pilots went home with big smiles on their faces.
“The event was a success and we look forward to our next Dawn Patrol Fly-In which will mark our 20th anniversary. Many thanks to our club members and attendees for supporting this gathering of vintage warbirds.”
Thanks Bob for this event report. NCRCC always welcomes spectators, guests, and prospective members to its pristine flying site.[dingbat]
The Northern Connecticut R/C Club held its 19th Giant Scale WWI aircraft event
CD Bob Boulais (L) congratulated Adam Gorman (R) who won a Balsa USA kit.
Paige (L) picked the winning Spectrum RC system ticket for Dave Burke (R).
A view down the line of vintage aircraft at the beautiful NCRCC flying site.
A radio failure resulted in the loss of this gorgeous 33% S.E.5a biplane.
Austin Binkowski (L) won the S.E.5a. He is a student at Embry Riddle University.
Bob Triggs (L) bought the ticket that won his granddaughter, Paige, her first airplane.