I happened to be browsing through the back pages of our website when I ran across a photo of someone special, in a special moment. You see, it was my son in the photo. It happened to be taken on Kids day back in 2014. Bob Salmon was kindly giving introductory flights to the many kids that day. It seemed like it was a hit back then.
But I was not there that day. I wasn’t even a member yet. But there was my son, plain as day taking his turn flying Bob’s plane. Apparently he visited with a friend of his and their family after seeing the booth at the Adams County Fair. They decided to check it out, seemed like fun right? Well that started something for my son.
Fast forward a few years, my son and I decide to get into RC together. I had previously been a member years ago, back in the early 90’s. Soon my son was a member of the club, flying all on his own too. Still does on occasion, even though he’s a teenager now.
Funny how things turn out, isn’t it?
Our new E-flite Cessna 150 Aerobat, 85″ span, 4-6S battery pack , so far we are getting four 6 minute flights on a 5000mAh battery leaving 30% ! It has SAFE AS3X gyro system in the receiver making it extremely stable. Flaps make it super slow on landing. And the light system makes it super realistic!
Here’s a video of Dylan landing at Dusk:
5th Prairie Dog Classic Pattern Contest
August 19. 2017
The 5th Prairie Dog Classic was a resounding success. We had a low number pilots turn out for the event, just 6. There are a number of reasons for the low turnout, it s a VERY busy time of year. Some people had to work, some got sick, some could not travel etc. I heard many times, “Thank you for having the contest”.
We were able to fly 5 rounds of the contest in one day on Saturday. We had nearly perfect weather as well. There was enough of a breeze that it was not blazing hot and it was challenging for the pilots, but not enough wind to make conditions really bad. We had blue skies with big fluffy clouds dancing their way across the sky.
A very special thanks to some non members that came out to help and did a bit of judging for the contest:
MR. Rob Kelly
Thank you to all the MAS member volunteers that came out to help! The pattern contest, especially one this small, pretty much runs itself and does not need a lot of people to support it. We had a VERY nice turnout of MAS members, but unfortunately, there was not a lot for them to do once we got set up and rolling.
Thank You to:
And a huge thanks to Larry Ott! Without Larry this contest would not have come off. He also pitched and did judging when necessary!
The club made a little money, and the pilots that came had a great time. I call that a successful day. No airplanes were hurt or lost in the making of this contest.
Again thanks to all!