[I have attached a PDF and a MS-Word file for the MA column. Please take notice that the photo with the link to YouTube to watch Dean's video has a text box over it with the link address.
The YouTube link is correct and the number and letter after h is 0 (zero) and capital i (eye) not O and L. I didn't know if the link would require changing for MA digital so I didn't incorporate it into the photo. You will need to add this link text over the photo or if you want I can. The rest of the photos have text already added to their photos rather then under for this column in order to allow for more space for the text content with so many photos.
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FRANKLIN COUNTY RC CLUB (FCRCC) President Ted Toothmaker contacted me in June about a unique event the club was having in August. I thought I had just about attended every type of charitable event to benefit a particular cause. Well, the FCRCC event, Flying for Food, was certainly different.
I learned that the food and money the club event would raise was being donated to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Sadly, one in eight people in the surrounding communities suffers from hunger or food shortages and are in need of assistance.
FCRCC members have always built positive relationships within their community and with Turner Falls Airport where their flying site is located. In March, the FAA Flight Standards District Office notified the airport that RC flying had to cease because the airport was federally funded. With support from the airport manager and the local community officials, as well as guidance from the AMA, the FAA District Office recognized that this action was unnecessary and the club retained the site.
I have planned, run, and attended more events than anyone I know, so believe me when I tell you that FCRCC officers and members incorporated every detail and effort into having an outstanding air show event. Despite a lower-than-expected public attendance because of a Turners Falls town block party and craft exhibit, all who came to the FCRCC flying event had a great time.
The air show was free for spectators who donated food to the food bank and in turn received raffle tickets for prizes. AMA pilots participated in a show program that included demonstrations of FPV flying with a link to a large monitor, ducted-fan jets, and Scale warbirds doing high-speed passes, RC Combat action, and high-energy helicopter and airplane aerobatic flights. International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) champion, Dean Lampron, was the hit of the show.
Check out FCRCC’s website at www.franklinrc.com for future events.
Dean’s 3-D event video is at youtube.com/watch?v=2A4h0I5UXq8.
Franklin County RC Club.
Tom Rocheleau, club president.
Dean Lampron, IMAC champion.
Patrick did the FPV video demonstrations.
Dave Lorpiewski, club vice president.
An aerial view of FCRCC.