Happy New Year (insert the sound of party horn)!
January brings us our first big event in District X. AMA Expo 2015 is January 9-11. You can see a schedule of events, list of speakers, and find out about the exhibitors by visiting www.amaexpo.com. I hope you’ll be able to attend.
We will be having a District X meeting on Saturday, January 10 at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held in room 100A/B. Here you’ll receive the latest AMA news have a chance to ask questions and score a new radio.
That’s right! I’ll be giving away a new Futaba 14 SGA to one lucky attendee. There’s no cost to be in the drawing but you need to be present to win. Come to the meeting and enter the drawing, get up to speed on District X and national issues, and take home a new $600 14-channel transmitter. I’ll see you there.
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The Circle City Flyers (CFF) of Corona, California, held a Scale contest on October 5. The club has a beautiful, 600-foot paved runway at Deleo field. There are 19 positions under the covered pits and five flying stations that allow for plenty of flying and fun.
The event started at 7:30 with all participants being given a raffle ticket and number to identify his or her aircraft for judging. The judging was unique in that those in attendance would be able to cast their votes for their favorite airplanes.
It was a warm day for October but the winds were light. Flying went on all day without any mishaps. The children received balsa gliders and NASCAR posters, which they seemed to enjoy.
Everyone broke for lunch between Scale helicopter and sport heli demos. Finally, after voting for winning airplanes and announcing awards, the raffle began. There were some nice prizes including several ARFs, a radio, and electric retracts.
When you combine great Scale airplanes, great flying, good music, good food, awards, and a giant raffle, it makes for a wonderful time. Jesse Paz, the event coordinator, and Danny Salas, the contest director, would like to give special thanks to Jerry Deleo for his continued support of the Circle City Flyers.
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Please help me welcome aboard Dan Johnston of St. George, Utah, as our newest associate vice president (AVP). Dan is joining our current Utah AVP Todd Sheridan to double our coverage in the state.
Dan is the president of the Remote Possibilities RC club in St. George. He brings plenty of experience, having flown Control Line Aerobatics and Combat, then progressing to reed RC equipment and proportional radios. He has served as an officer in a number of clubs and loves getting youth and military members involved in modeling. His greatest reward is helping others to enjoy our sport.
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That’s it for this month. Please plan to attend the Expo and come to our meeting. Maybe you’ll walk away with a new radio. Happy landings.[dingbat]