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News of Note
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Aerobatics Practice Remember to practice the first 6 maneuvers of the Sportsman sequence
TCRC will host our first inter club Air Benders Streamer combat fun fly with the Monmouth RC club on Sunday August 3rd at Pulda farms. The Monmouth RC club (MMAC) will in turn host our members for there slalom course fun fly on Sunday August 10th.
My understanding of the slalom fun fly: First, they run things just like us where they have rules and a theme but no one really keeps score and its just for the fun of it. They tell me any airplane is welcome but that mostly they use foamy’s on a 5 gate timed course.
I spent some time with these folks at the clubs 50th birthday/fun fly party and I’m happy to say they are a great bunch of folks and this will be lots of fun. MMAC president Matt Hamilton and the members where very welcoming to us at the event and where extremely excited about this idea. In fact they want to visit our field to see the airplanes we use for streamer combat so they can prepare for it. I will visit them and do the same for the slalom course (if anyone would like to join me please call)
Three more TCRC / MMAC inter club events to follow in the months ahead
It would be a great display of TCRC club unity if we have a respectable turn out for these. I promise it will be fun! Try and make it if you can!
Takeoff, Approach and Landing, now... on the New Runway!
Tri County RC club will be holding an instructional seminar/clinic for club members only on Sunday, September 21st 2014 10:00amsharp at the North Brunswick Airfield.
This class is for club pilots who would like to enhance their skills as it pertains to our new runway and the challenges it presents.
Situational Awareness & Perspective
Landing approach procedures
Runway vs Grass field landings
Runway vs Grass field takeoffs
Centering on the runway during Taxiing, Takeoff and Landings
Rudder, Rudder, Rudder Training
Club trainers will be on hand.
We recommend that pilots also take their own airplanes as a range of models have dissimilar behaviors. Each pilot should want to explore and become familiar with their own airplane(s) unique characteristics.
The 2014 club picnic was Sunday August 3rd at the North Brunswick airfield and attendance was of the charts even with the gray skies and the prospect of rain in the forecast. Mike Forbes, Bill Lesko and Stan Jacobson made our day a delight with their cooking. Those three busted their butts to feed us all day not to mention Bill and Mike dragging truckloads of tents, grills, coolers, food and other gear out to field. It is folks like that who make our club not good but great!
The weather held out and not a drop of rain touched the field all day. Members of the Monmouth club came to participate in the fun fly and share in the feast and we must be doing something good because two or three MMAC members including the president asked for applications to join TCRC. The new airfield lends itself to this type of event very well and with a little planning next years picnic will be even better.