I’d like to introduce our newest District XI associate vice president (AVP), Del Herring from Wenatchee, Washington. Del is currently the vice president of the Wenatchee Red Apple Flyers and is a competitor and CD in Scale events.
Del plans to CD the Scale Masters qualifier in Wenatchee this summer, which is also a Top Gun Qualifier. The Wenatchee Scale Rally will be August 15-17 at the Red Apple Flyers field. Stop by to support Scale competition and say hi to Del.
Bob Harper hosted his annual engine clinic on the shores of Whidbey Island, Washington, again this year. It was a chance to show off your engines or get some help with those old spark ignition engines and diesels.
Bob’s house looks out over the shipping lane traffic of Admiralty Inlet. What a great day to enjoy the company of other modelers.
Below is Al Watson at the Princeton Spring Jet Rally in British Columbia. Al is an AVP for District XI who is a longtime member of the Marymoor RC Club in Redmond, Washington. Al spent many years participating in Pylon Racing. As a Boeing test engineer, he was involved in Pylon cage testing for the AMA.
Although Al no longer does Pylon Racing, he still feels the need for speed. Complex turbine-powered aircraft keeps him busy these days.
One event where you’ll find Al at is Jets Over Whidbey the weekend of August 23-24. The event is held at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station’s Outlying Field, 4 miles south of Coupeville, Washington. It is a touch-and-go field that the Navy F18Gs use for carrier landing practice. If you come to Jets Over Whidbey, you can enjoy watching Al and many others put their airplanes through their paces.
To the right is Ed Lamb with his Ohlsson Gold Seal 60 . It’s on a beautiful test stand ready for its first run.
Bob Harper, Loran Wright, and Dave Higgins are using a tachometer on the Ohlsson 23. Its 9,500 rpm is a winner for this 1948 spark ignition engine.
Leslie Woodfill, regional co-director at the Make-A-Wish Foundation, receives a check from Clark Hymas. Clark is president of the Miniature Aircraft Association in Tri-Cities, Washington. Their event was Wings for Wishes Over Washington. All of the event proceeds—$7,189.50—went to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The wheels are down and locked, I hope to see you at the flying field soon.