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Simulator Seminar

Come on out to our first-ever Simulator Seminar, where we introduce newcomers to the sport of R/C flying at no risk and for no cost! The Itasca Public Library has graciously provided us with a venue and power for this event. Show your simulated skills to non-flyers on Saturday, August 5, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

We could still use a few volunteers to help out. Contact club President Hector Rivera if you can participate.

Interclub Fun Fly 2017

The 2017 Propmasters/Barnstormers Interclub Fun Fly is happening Saturday, August 13 out at Springbrook Field in Naperville. Check flights start at 9:00 AM. This year's contest is Limbo! The rules are as follows:

First Round
Take off, do one setup lap, then come in for limbo. Success: 5 points.
Second Round
Take off and go directly to limbo. Success: 10 points.
Third Round (experts only!)
Take off and go directly to an inverted limbo. Wow!

Remember, the winning club gets to hold on to the coveted Interclub Fun Fly plaque for a year, and their club nameplate added to the plaque! So, come on out and help the Barnstormers take this challenge!

Concours Static Contest

Bring your prettiest flying contraptions out to the May meeting, where we will be having our annual Static Contest! There will be separate divisions for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, with RTF/ARF and kit/scratchbuilt categories in each.

Even if you don't have a plane to show, come out out to see what your fellow Barnstormers are building and add your voice to the judging!

Dome Flying Season Has Ended

White Pines is closed for the summer season. Look for the dome to open up again in November. In the mean time, enjoy outdoor flying!

Swap 'Til You Drop 2017 is In the Books

Thanks to everyone who came out to participate in the area's best annual swap meet. The vendors were great, lots of people came out to buy and trade R/C stuff, and the volunteers helped keep everything flowing along. Watch this space for news of next year's swap!

Christmas Meeting, Auction, and Pot Luck

Monday, 12 December, is our annual Christmas pot luck meal and meeting. Bring your family and a dish to share! Be sure to tell Secretary Ofelia Rivera what you are bringing so she can coordinate. (Don't worry about bringing food if you haven't prepared anything -- there's always too much to eat anyway.)

We also hold our annual Charity Blind Auction at this meeting. If you have useful items to donate to the auction please contact Ofelia Rivera.

Come a little early to peruse the items up for auction. Bring some dough to buy auction tickets, too! It all goes to support local charities in the Itasca area.

Turkey Dispersal and Elections

Monday, 14 November, is the evening of the meeting in which we hand out the turkey gift cards and hold elections for our new group of officers. Be sure to come out to vote in your favorite candidates!