Club Events Photograph Album (2)

We hope you enjoy viewing this page of our photograph album as much as we had making these memories. The album includes photographs taken over the past years and are separated by event. By selecting an event's photograph, you will be able to view a slide show presentation for the event.

Pilot's Breakfast: 06/15/24

Jim Davis, Stephen Yanacek, Skip Wescott, Charlie Doss, Mike Kirkpatrick, John Silva, Jim Watters, Pete Carros, Peter Fynn, and Robert Yanacek met today for our Pilot's Breakfast at the Jolly Roger Restaurant. Our discussions today centered around last weekend's pylon races, as well as our upcoming meeting Thursday evening.

Following breakfast five of our pilots went to the field and flew for a few hours until increasing winds put an end to flight operations.


First Flight Model Air Pylon Races: 06/08/24

Nineteen club members and two guests met today at the field for what is hoped to be an annual event, the First Flight Model Air Pylon Races.

This event featured five club members racing the FliteTest Spitfires they constructed earlier this year in a figure-eight pattern around a pair of pylons, 300-feet apart. The event, conceived by club president Jim Davis, consisted of four individual races in which the winners of each heat raced to determine the winner in the final event.

Pilots Jim Davis, Bernie Feaganes, Peter Fynn, Stephen Yanacek, and Pete Carros pushed their planes to the limit in the races, while other club members served in various support roles as judges and pylon spotters. The races were fast and exciting for all, and in the end, Pete Carros was declared the winner and took home a bind-n-fly model Mitsubishi A6M Type-0 airplane grand prize, donated by Virgil Kee! Stephen Yanacek, came in a close second, and took home a prize of a Spitfire-themed hat, donated by Bernie Feaganes.

Following the day's main event, attendees were treated to a lunch of chips, beverages, and hot dogs, grilled to perfection by Skip Wescott, followed by more leisurely flying of single-engine, multi-engine, and electric duct fan aircraft, and a non-competitive freestyle race just to add to the fun.

The day ended with all attendees heading home with good memories of flying and fellowship, and anticipation of our club's next day at the field together.

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Pilot's Breakfast and Race Setup: 06/07/24

Eight club members and one guest met at the Jolly Roger Restaurant today for breakfast and discussion about tomorrow's pylon racing event, which promises to be a good time for all.

Our guest, Frank Ausband, is a future pilot who will hopefully get his first flight at our field tomorrow following the race.

In addition to Frank, Bernie Feaganes, Pete Carros, Peter Fynn, Jim Davis, Rose Carros, Mike Alexander, Skip Wescott, and Robert Yanacek also attended our breakfast event.

Following breakfast, Jim Davis. Jim Shiels, Mike Alexander, Pete Carros, Peter Fynn, Rose Carros, Richard Boyd, and Skip Wescott went to the field to set up for tomorrow's races and do some final practice flights.

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Pylon Race Practice: 06/01/24

Ten members and one guest met at the field today to practice flying for next weekend's pylon racing event, and we were treated with excellent flying weather as well as a clear sky and temperatures in the low-70s.

Flying went well for most of our pilots, however a few crashes occurred when planes struck either trees or the pylon. Fortunately, damage was minimal, and the crashed planes should be repaired and back into the air by next weekend for the races.

Next Saturday, we will be holding our first official race with the winner being awarded a bind-n-fly airplane prize. Everyone is welcome to join us at the field to watch the races!

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