PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE, NOVEMBER 2011, OVER FLYING THE FIELD BOUNDARIES

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You are probably as tired of hearing about this subject as I am writing to you about it. However, we are once again receiving complaints of over flights of the condominiums to the East of the field. By this,  I mean the actual flight of model airplanes over the residence area. This means that the East Lake Sammamish Parkway is being over flown, as well. The impact of an R/C model incident in these locations would be catastrophic. We are continually made aware of the closure of fields in the areas surrounding Seattle. We are not immune to similar action.

2011 Election Results

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Everett Dixon, Steve Guty and Patrick Pranica were elected to the MAR/C Board of Directors to serve a term of 2012 – 2014. 

UW Aero Design Class 2011 UAV

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At the October Club meeting, Chuck Bower, President of Whidbey Island R/C Society, presented the UAV model designed by the University of Washington aeronautics design class. The model has a strut braced wing and is powered by twin EDFs. Click on the Videos tab to see Chuck flying the UAV. Also see Gallery photos, Meeting Oct 20.

Flight Proficiency Check

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Begining with the 2012 membership year, all new members that want to fly solo will be required to pass a flight proficiency check. See the Flight Proficiency Check tab for details.

MAR/C 2011 Flight Training Summary

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The 2011 MAR/C flight training program concluded September 13 and is summarized as follows:

  • 17 Flight training sessions
  • 596 Instructor flights
  • 6 Student solos
  • 708 Support hours
  • Average of 13.5 club members supported each session

Donated Grass Sweeper

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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.

Adopt A Table Results

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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.

MAR/C Scale Fly-In Cancelled

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Event cancelled due to rain.

MAR/C Swap Meet --- Stuka Auction

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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.

Static Display at Patriot's Glen Senior Housing

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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, hilnjack@aol.com. Last year's visit was much appreciated. The address is 1640 148th Ave SE, Bellevue.

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