HI FOLKS! Ruth and I are getting settled in
here and meeting many new airplane buds.
One of the best reasons for living here is the
people who have made us feel so welcome.
As I have found throughout the country,
modelers are all pretty much the same. You
have the “movers and shakers,” those who
make this hobby so much fun, and then the
majority of the members—those who simply
want to fly.
are enough of the
former who work so
hard to help us keep
this great hobby alive.
I would like to
dedicate this month’s
column to those who
move the ball forward
for us. Please
understand that there
is certainly not
enough room to
mention all of those I
have worked with
over the years, but
here are just a few.
Let me underscore
the work of a few
members of our
I’m referring to men
such as our AMA
IX Vice President
(VP) Jim Wallen, who
among other things
heads up our Staff
Liaison and Affairs
District VIII VP Jim
Rice, who chairs the
These people give
many, many hours of
volunteer time and
energy. When you see
these men, please take
a moment to
On a local level, a
couple from my new
club, Ron and Angie
Stickels, are always
there to lend a hand.
Mouille is our top
chef and goodwill
always brightens the
room when he is
about. Finally, Bob
Richardson is very
active in the Central
club as illustrated by
this report on the
That’s it for this
month. Don’t forget to
slather up and keep in
Executive Vice President
Mark Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
75 Largo Dr.
Hot Springs Village
Tel.: (913) 568-4347
Many types of military aircraft were represented at the display.
Roughly 225,000 visitors attended the airshow! One spectator I
talked airplanes with turned out to be an operator of the C-130
flight training simulators at the air base and he asked if I would like
some stick time on a C-130 simulator! Wow! The Little Rock Air
Force Base is the largest C-130 base in the world.
The Central Arkansas Model Aviators Association’s display included
three turbine jets which made “static starts” every hour and
attracted big crowds. You can see the Air Force Predator behind its
pilots who are under the brown canopy.
Good friend Glenn Mouille simply lights up
the room when he enters with a huge smile
and warm handshake.
Ron and Angie Stickels are always on hand to
help this great hobby.
An RC display by the Central Arkansas Model Aviators Association,
the Henderson RC Flying Club, and the Arkansas SkyTigers. Andy
Andrews’ P-80 Minute Men Shooting Star turbine jet has qualified
as an alternate for the Jet World Masters competition that will be
held at the United States Air Force Aerospace Museum in Dayton,
Ohio, next year. It will compete with other countries for the world’s
best scale jet.
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