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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Flying today...........12-21-2014

I arrived at the field around 9:30 AM or so to notice that the wind sock was barely moving at times and other times it was moving slightly, but the air had a slight chill to it but I started unloading my UPROAR airplane and got busy prepping it to fly..........I ended up having some fuel needle jet clogging issues with my engine and while working to solve the problem our fellow club member Dennis Sporing arrived and came up with the proper diagnosis to solve my fueling issues......Thank you again Dennis.........by the time I got things going the winds had started to pick up more as the cold front started blowing in to the region, but I got in a couple of decent flights including some very slow hovering into the wind type of flying real low to the runway.......that was quite a rush doing that down low to the ground like I was doing but it sure was a lot of fun too!!!
The wind really started getting blustery and bumpy upstairs while flying and trying to hover and land while having almost no forward ground speed kept things interesting to say the least.....once I decided to actually land and stay down it was time to get in out of the wind gusts so Dennis and I went into the impound building for comfort from the gusty winds. He found a pair of someone's glasses that had been left behind at the field earlier in the week and they're locked up inside the impound building for whoever left them behind to claim.
 I'd like to take this time to remind everyone of our clubs upcoming Nitro-Chili-Burn fun fly event that will be held on New Years Day of 2015, the same as we've been doing the past few years now, so dont forget to bring a plane and your appetite since we will be sharing a pot luck meal with everyone in attendance that morning starting around 10 - 10:30 AM MST on New Years Day.
 Don't forget to bring your camera as there will be several things going on during this fun fly and hopefully another new surprise coming up that morning for everyone's enjoyment also.......
 Dont forget to renew your annual club dues and yearly AMA membership if you haven't done so already. Marlowe has said he will be bringing the necessary items with him to renew anyone's membership dues during the fun fly event also, or to start any new members membership that day also for everyone's convenience.
 I'll be changing the gate combo soon after the New Year and you can get the new combo from Marlowe that day also.
I hope that everyone is having a terrific time this joyous holiday season and I look forward to seeing everyone at the club field on New Years Day, along with their friends and families too.
Merry Christmas everyone!!!

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