The December Board Meeting is Rescheduled
In anticipation of a large portion of the membership being unavailable the
Monday after Christmas we're moving the board meeting up to the previous week.
Attendance is by ZOOM. Details to follow.
The Donated Engine Auction is Concluded
Thanks to everyone who bid in the Donated Engine Auction. Winners will
be notified and posted in the newsletter. Please bring funds to the next member
Election Nominations at the October Meeting
We will be accepting nominations for Officers and Board Members
at the October membership meeting. Ernie and Kurt have been working hard to find
members to accept nominations. Hector and Paul will not be running in the
election so their positions as President and Vice President will need to be
Please plan to attend and participate in the selection process.
SRCB Donation Giveaway/Auction at the September Meeting!
Over the years the club has received donations of airplanes and related
items. Our goal at the September meeting is to disperse among club members
present all the planes currently being stored. Future giveaways/auctions will
disperse engines, tools, and other RC-related items.
We'd like to ensure that all members in attendance get a fair chance of
obtaining a plane. Therefore there will be a giveaway or auction for each one.
Bid/request sheets will show planes by photo or just by name if no photo is
available. There will be spaces for the name of interested members, and for a
bid if it is needed. If more than one member expresses interest, there will be
an auction for the item. Next to your name you can enter "NO BID" or an amount
of $1 or more. As with a regular auction, the highest bidder wins. If you are
the only member interested -- Congratulations! the plane is yours.
At some point during the meeting we will collect the papers and pause to
announce the winner for each plane. If there is a bid involved, the winner
should pay that amount to the treasurer and take your plane. The treasurer may
keep the bid sheets to help him keep track of any monies.
Come on out and grow your fleet the easy way!
The Interclub Fun Fly is Coming Up!
Sunday, August 14th is the day for the Interclub Fun Fly with the
PropMasters of Naperville. Come out to Pratt's-Wayne Flying Field at noon
to set up. We'll start flying competition at 1:00 PM.
The event is a Two Minute Dead Stick Spot Landing. This is the same
event we conducted at our July Fun Fly #3. It a 2-minute timed flight from
wheels up to touch down. No mechanical aids are allowed in timing.
Perfect score is a 2 minute flight. However, there will be a penalty if you
bounce on landing more than one-half the height of your wheels. Practice up for
this one, folks!
Thursday Night Training is in Full Swing!
Come on out Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM for pilot training with Flight
Instructor Steve Thill.
Steve will be making announcements and releasing additional details in our
Members Connect chatbox, below. It's a Good Idea® to contact Steve
ahead of time to set up a training session.
SRCB has trainer planes and radios to use for these sessions, so you don't
necessarily need your own plane to get started. This
details on our training that you will want to learn about before showing up.
Come on out and learn to fly without crashing!
Fun Fly #2
Get your planes ready to LIMBO! [insert tropical Jamaican music here] We be
holding our second Fun Fly on Sunday, 12 June at the Pratt's-Wayne field,
mon. Dis follow our typical times with trim flights starting around 9 AM and the
competition starting around 10 AM.
Les Arnold be our
oh-so-groovy Fun Fly director, mon.
This event will require pilots to fly under a progressively lower limbo line.
Not to worry, the line be made from old video tape, so it will easily break if
hit (yes, a great use for those old tapes!). The poles will be padded and free
to fall if hit, to minimize potential damage.
We be eating after the competition, mon. Get dose planes ready and practice
dem low passes! We be seeing you dere, mon!
Static Model Contest
We will be holding our annual Static Model Contest at the next meeting
on Monday, May 9. This event gives member a chance to share new acquisitions or
recently completed projects with the membership. Members vote for their favorite
models in several categories. Show off your craftsmanship and see other members'
work as well. Everyone comes out a winner!
Interclub Glider Fun Fly
Our Interclub Fun Fly glider competition that will include members
from the Prop Masters is scheduled for May 15th. However, the time has been
changed. We will now have our pre-flights starting at noon and the competition
starting at 1:00 PM. The event is being held at the
Kress Creek Flying Field (aka Manville Oaks)
site, located along Joliet Street halfway between Roosevelt and Route 59 in West
Glider Fun at Manville Oaks
Glider and 3D wunderkind Ernie Blenkle invites all glider pilots that
intend to compete at the May 15 Fun Fly to Test & Tune their
gliders out at Kress Creek. This invitation
includes members of the Prop Masters RC
Aero Club. The intent here is to get everyone's planes set to peak
performance and familiarize all pilots with how glider competition works.
The date(s) have not been set yet. Ernie typically sets these sessions up on
weekends, but it is weather reliant. Stay tuned via the Members Connect
chatbox below and watch your email inbox.
The Mask Mandate is Lifted!
The Itasca Community Library is
still recommending masks, but not requiring them. Why not come out to the next
meeting and see your fellow Barnstormers face to face?
The Frozen Finger Fun Fly
This annual event was held out at Pratt's Wayne on New Year's Day.
Here are the brave souls who ventured out into the weather:
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A Good Time® was had by all!