On the last weekend in August, I went to the 15th annual Mooreland, Oklahoma, Fun-Fly. We had a great time flying and enjoying a few different events. Darwin Loomis and the club did a great job running the fly-in. There was a great turnout of pilots and the site with a pond, RV hookups, and a nice grass runway, is a wonderful place to fly.
We had lots of sunshine and plenty of large aircraft.
A group of members from the Spads R/C Club of Enid OK, pitted next to me and we posed for a group photo.
I want to thank everyone who attended the event. I had a good time visiting and talking to all of the people from Enid, Amarillo, Clovis, Oklahoma City, and several other cities. I am always impressed by those I meet and how friendly everyone is.
Darwin Loomis received a District VIII MAD award.
Darwin does a great job scheduling fun-fly events throughout the panhandle parts of Oklahoma and Kansas The communication he provides all of the clubs is invaluable to all involved. If you see Darwin at one of the many contests, make sure you give him a big thank-you.
The detail on this beautiful Waco was outstanding.
On September 13, I went to a Big Bird event in Malakoff, Texas. The event was held by the Cedar Creek Aero Modelers. Michael Sandling CDed the event and the club had a good pilot turnout. The weather was iffy to start and it misted a lot during the morning hours, but everyone still flew and enjoyed the nice air. I got in several flights on some of the aircraft I took. Lunch was provided and it hit the spot.
A nice group shot of most of the pilots who attended.
Thanks to the Cedar Creek Club and all who helped with the event. Your work made our visit memorable. There is always a group of people helping and working hard at every event I attend in Malakoff. They never get enough thanks for what they do.
The next time you go to an event, thank the people who are working and making it possible for others to fly and have fun. I handed out two District VIII Making a Difference (MAD) awards at the Malakoff event—one for CD Michael Sandling and one for the club’s volunteers.
The lunch line was popular. Thanks to all who served the pilots.
Michael Sandling receiving his MAD award.
By the time everyone is reading this, it will be Thanksgiving and most, if not all, of the events throughout the district will have come to an end for the year. It is a good time to look at new projects and maybe fix some of the stuff we broke during the year.
While we are doing that, look at all of your batteries and surfaces to make sure everything is still in good working order. I am looking at a new airplane on the board and hope to have it finished by February.
Hope to see you all at the field!