The Marymoor Radio Control Club (MAR/C) promotes the hobby/sport of radio controlled model airplane flying. MAR/C manages and maintains the model airfield in Marymoor Park in accordance with a Use Agreement with King County Parks Division. Flight training and special events are held at the model airfield during the summer. Monthly Club meetings are held to socialize and share information about the hobby. Membership in MAR/C is approximately 300 members.
We'll be holding a Sport Scale Contest on Saturday, July 11 at the field from 9am to 4pm. Cash prized for 1st, 2nd and 3rd plane. Details can be found here: http://www.mar-c.org/content/marc-sport-scale-contest-and-bbq.
With a new flying season fast upon us, I hope everyone is remembering to check any equipment that was stored for the winter carefully, cycle your radio batteries, and make sure any minor end-of season damage has been fully repaired. It's pretty surprising how many things can start to work their way loose, even on electrics.
Along with your prep work, I'd like to bring everyone up to speed on some recent developments, both good and bad:
I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in the number of posted notices at the field about items left at the field, which are staying missing. As a club, I would hope we have more of a sense of shared responsibility to each other to have moved beyond a “finders, keepers” attitude.
Now that we are into another flying season, there are some considerations that we should address. As you all know, the terrain surrounding the field is considerably hostile, blackberry bushes, nettles, and what is left is tall and easy to either get lost in or fall down and have a heck of a time getting back up. There are a number of trees out there that are always inviting our aircraft for a visit and occasionally we error and our plane ends up out there in the wild.
Many of us are advancing in age and should take a few precautions when seeking our plane