Dave Temby has donated a grass sweeper to the club. We have used this on the field a few times in the past month, and the results are very nice. We can now pick up a lot of the grass that is usually left on the field from the mowers. We won’t use this every time we mow, but will certainly use it for “special occasions” such as fly-ins and when the grass is particularly long or wet. Thanks Dave.
We are happy to announce that we have some new flight tables at the field. Cliff Filleau and Everett Dixon completed a table, Mike Powell and Carl Everitt completed a table and Bill Dickerson also completed a table. With the two that were completed earlier this spring we now have five new tables. The old tables have been “retired”. Thanks to Cliff, Everett, Carl, Mike and Bill for the work on these new tables.
The MAR/C annual swap meet will be held Saturday, June 25, 9 AM to 3 PM at Marymoor. See flyer for details. A silent auction will be conducted for a 100 inch wingspan JU87-B Stuka with 62 cc Zenoah gasoline engine. Photo 1, photo 2, photo 3.
There will be a static model aircraft display at Patriot's Glen Senior Housing on June 14 at 1:30 PM. Those that would like to participate should contact Jack Fiscus 425-836-2713, firstname.lastname@example.org. Last year's visit was much appreciated. The address is 1640 148th Ave SE, Bellevue.
John and Ryan Badley took advantage of the good weather to finish their painting task from last Fall. They sanded and painted the benches by the fence, and repainted the picnic tables. John also used his pressure washer to clean the walls of the shelter, the concrete pad and the concrete pads under the benches as well. It looks very nice. Good work John and Ryan.
OF MAJOR CONCERN TO THE AMA, AND AERO MODELING IN GENERAL, IS THE CONTINUING LOSS OF R/C FIELDS AND THE ASSOCIATED MOVEMENT OF R/C FLYING TO REMOTE AREAS. WE AT MAR/C ARE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE A GREAT R/C FACILITY IN A VERY CONVENIENT LOCATION.
First, my new role as the club’s safety coordinator for 2011 is primarily as a safety ‘conscience’ rather than an ‘enforcer’ of field operating rules. It must be the individual responsibility of each member to fly within both the AMA Safety Code and our club’s field operating rules.