The Greater Pittsburgh Aero Radio Control Society (ARCS) held its second annual Fly Whatcha Brung Fly-in on Sept. 14, 2013, at the K. Leroy Irvis Model Airport. Thirty-eight pilots registered and roughly 100 guests attended. Highlights included flights by SAB Heli Division team pilot Kyle Stacy and Curtis Youngblood pilot Anthony Donzella.
A concession stand served hot dogs, sloppy joes, and pulled pork. The event was sponsored by Nitroplanes, J & C Hobbies, and Savox. The club scheduled another such event for 2014. For more information, visit www.gparcs.org.
Congratulations to event CD Paul Rebres for becoming an AMA Leader Member.
I received a report from District III Associate Vice President Butch Myers on the Second Annual Alliance Balsa Bees Dawn Patrol, held at the Barber Airport in Alliance, Ohio.
The CD was Jim Meyer and there were plenty of pilot prizes, raffles, and food served by the Crash & Burn Grill. For more information, visit www.alliancebalsabees.com/2nd-annual-dawn-patrol.html. Thanks to Lisa Zoldak for the excellent event pictures.
On October 12, the Oldtown Valley Flyers RC Club in Tuscarawas County, Ohio (www.oldtownvalleyflyers.org), was invited to the Holmes County Airport in Millersburg, Ohio, for the Fall Foliage Chili Fly-In.
The crowd showed its enthusiasm for the flying. A static display allowed visitors to walk around and talk with the members. The club handed out magazines and displayed a reconstructed airplane.
The airport management said it was the most successful event they have had and are making plans to repeat in 2014. Thank you Oldtown Valley Flyers for promoting our sport.
Apparently more people than I thought read my column—or at least look at the pictures. I received several emails and calls of concern after a new picture of me was used.
With all of the flying events I attended last year and my work schedule, I noticed I was losing weight and I felt better, so I continued watching my diet and lost 70 pounds. I am feeling great and doing well.
The real job now is maintaining my weight while going to all of your flying events offering wonderful hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, brownies, and more being served by the fine clubs of District III. Thank you for your support and look for the new slimmer me at your next event. Just look for the guy with the AMA shirt and name badge.
Reminder: National Model Aviation Day is Saturday August 16, 2014. At last year’s event, AMA clubs raised more than $76,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. If your club’s not yet participating, it’s not too late. For details, go to http://nationalmodelaviationday.org. Let’s celebrate model aviation and raise money for this worthy cause.
Until next month, I hope to see you at a National Model Aviation Day event.