We had a nice turnout of pilots for the March 2013 Fun Fly rescheduled event held just this morning on Saturday, March 16th, 2013, and we even had some visitors show up to spectate and possibly join our club.
As in the past, anytime a scheduled event of ours is not held on the regularly scheduled day, we use the following weekend as a make up date, which is what was done today due to last weekends inclement weather.
Kenny McMullen was here flying with his Super Sportster, and as usual he put it through it's paces in a very fast and aerobatic fashion.
Marlowe Cassetti attended the event and brought out his SIG LT-40 airplane to use in the Touch and Go portion of the Fun Fly activity.
Club President Ed Vincent was in attendance and was using his newly acquired Goldberg Tiger for the Touch and Go competition and also for tearing up holes in the sky in his skilled manner. Ed went on to win the event today with the most TnG's performed in a 3 minute event. Congratulations to him, and he set the bar high for landings in both directions during the course of the competition.
Dennis Sporing was on hand and brought out his Telemaster and naturally had it going skyward in no time at all, and appeared to be having a great time flying it with skill and daring.
Terry Davis stopped by to try his hand at the Fun Fly event and brought out his beautiful Hangar 9 Pulse 60 plane, and promptly got it ripping and flipping through the air.
Last and most certainly least <especially in the Touch and Go competition> I showed up to fly my Great Planes UPROAR 3D style plane, and I just could not hit the runway with two sticks much less skill. Every time I tried today, I plopped it in trying too hard and stopped the prop when I would pancake it in too hard during my landings. Some days you just have to put the transmitter down and watch everyone else, which is what I had to do.
Doc Brown and his son showed up to fly electric planes just as I was loading up to leave for the day, so I am unable to report how they ended up flying, and for that I do apologize. Anyone else that showed up after I left gets the same apology too.
The weather started out a bit chilly and variable winds kept you guessing as to what was in store for you while flying at different times during the first part of the event, while later on the winds laid down, the sun burned through the overcast clouds and the temperature started climbing to a very comfortable level quickly, as the day moved on. Folks were able to shed their light jackets that they wore during the first part of the morning as it became warmer. Not too bad for the very last day of Winter of 2013. I noticed on the Weather Channel online that the sunrise today was at 7:09 AM and todays sunset will be at 7:09 PM. Can warmer days be just around the corner for us soon? Todays forecast is also calling for a 20% chance of rain showers late today, so let's hope that much needed moisture graces our parched Earth here also.
Sonny Hodges was also at the event recording video of the days activities for the club archives too. Hopefully he will be able to include some of these recordings and pictures in the upcoming newsletters too.
I took some pictures at various times throughout the event while I was there, and have posted them below for your enjoyment.
Thank you to everyone for all of your great efforts and volunteering so much to our club, anytime someone has a need or something needs done for the club's benefit also.
A quick reminder of the scheduled workday coming up on March 23rd, 2013, starting at 10:00 AM for everyone to make plans to attend and get some of the necessary maintenance items accomplished, and possibly some of our improvement projects started also on that day too. See you there then!
Happy Saint Patricks Day to each and every member and all of their family members too.
Posted by Mark J. Sullivan on March 16th, 2013.