One of the key takeaways from the club survey last fall was the desire from many club members for an improved runway The board looked at number of options, including paving, special 'geotex' fabrics, and artificial turf, all of which would have been extremely pricey—on the order of $30,000.
Parking in the spectator area is not allowed. I think we all know that, but the park has noticed that some of us have gotten rather lax about moving vehicles out of the spectator area after unloading, thus the new sign they have given us as a reminder—driving into the spectator area is only allowed for loading and unloading, and frankly should only be done when it’s logistically impossible to transfer equipment from the normal parking area.
NWEF will hold it's 6th Fly-In Saturday August 10th from morning till dusk at the 60 Acres North Field.
This is a family friendly event and all are welcome. Please try and bring a potluck dish for lunch, Chairs and sunshades as needed. We will also have a swap meet area.
Anyone flying MUST have a valid AMA card Landing fee members $5 Landing fee nonmembers $10 Lunch of potluck, hamburgers and hotdogs $5 Please check-in at club house before flying for a map of placement and flight path.
MAR/C is partnering with DigiPen to introduce a new generation to the hobby.DigiPen will have students (who are also MAR/C members) at the field on weekdays from 11 AM to 4:30 PM. There will be two classes: July 15 through July19 and July 29 through August 2. DigiPen will have exclusion use of one pilot station. The other four pilot stations will be shared with no exclusive use by DigiPen.
At the June 12th board meeting, Jack Fiscus announced his resignation as MAR/C president, to allow him and his wife Hilary to make final preparations for their planned move to sunnier climes. Jack has served this club with tireless dedication and enthusiasm, and has guided our affairs through some trying times with tact and diplomacy. In addition to his four and one-half years as president, he has been a club member since 2004 , a board member since 2007 and has been a principal organizer of the current MAR/C training program.
The Seattle Area Soaring Society (SASS) is sponsoring a Hand Launch Glider (HLG or DLG) Clinic. The clinic will be on June 16th and held at 60-Acres Park in Redmond, WA. It will be taught by some of the top HLG pilots in the Northwest, everyone is welcome from beginner to expert. Bring your HLG if you have one, and if not, no problem, there will be lots to learn. The fun starts at 9am and lunch is provided. Best of all, its free!
MAR/C club is partnering with Washington Lawnscapes Services and Contracting to host a fundraiser to benefit Children's Hospital. There will be fun activities, a BBQ cook-off, a silent auction, and a R/C flight demo with static display.
In order to fly members must now wear their membership card (badge) on their pocket, pants or cap (not on anything around the neck). This will facilitate ready identification of those authorized to fly at the MAR/C field.
Anyone using the 72 MHz or 50 MHz band will put their AMA card on the frequency control board. All MAR/C guests will put their AMA card on the frequency control board.