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News of Note
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Aerobatics Practice Remember to practice the first 6 maneuvers of the Sportsman sequence
October 5th Air Benders Fun Fly will be streamer combat and is part two of three inter-club fun fly events with the Monmouth club. Start time is 10:00am at North Brunswick Airfield and the following Sunday (October 12th) is the fun fly at the Monmouth club.
Part three of three will be a slalom course at NB
Informal pattern practice
Open to anyone and everyone who would like to participate in pattern flying. The idea is to gather folks with the same interest on the same date and time in order to help each other with the pattern maneuvers and routine. Twice per month; second Saturday and fourth Sunday of each month
* This is not a fun fly or club event and does not shut down the airfield. Open use of the airfield is in place and this practice will not interfere with members usage.
October 5th: Second Inter club event: Streamer combat
November 2nd: Third Inter club event: Slalom course
December 7th: Second annual “Clunker Fly” Year-end prizes and party
Air Benders Special Events
October (date to follow) Helicopter pattern fly
Oct, Nov & Dec, informal pattern practice (dates to follow)
December 7th: Year-end prizes and party (at the field)
Much more details to come
September 7th Air Benders Fun Fly
This fun fly was a departure from the norm in so much as we had a guest from NSRSA Dana Beaton. Dana gave a class on pattern flying and pattern scoring. I won’t speak for all who attended but I’m fairly sure everyone was impressed with his presentation and the enormous amount on information imparted to us all. By TCRC standards for a monthly Air Benders fun fly the turn out by members was amazing. Many pilots decided not to fly but attended anyway and I was greatly impressed by our guys desire to learn new things. The feedback I got from our folks was overwhelmingly positive, so much so that starting in October we will now have pattern practice days twice per month. On the second Saturday and forth Sunday everyone interested in practicing pattern flying can meet up with other “like minded” members and help each other learn the maneuvers and the routine. The airfield WILL NOT be closed to other pilots on these days so feel free to use the club field even if you’re not interested in pattern.
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.
William B. Lehman Jr., age 74, of the Parlin section of Sayreville passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy. Born in Sayreville, he was a life long borough resident. Before his retirement 4 years ago he was employed as a custodian for Sayreville Board of Education for 10 years, prior to that for Johnson & Johnson in Skillman as a maintenance mechanic and was a U.S. Army veteran.
He is predeceased by his parents, William & Mary Lehman. Surviving are his loving wife of 50 years, Dorothy Golaszewski Lehman; his children, William Lehman III of Wrightstown and Tammy Cordery and her husband Patrick of Old Bridge; his grandchildren, Julia Lehman, Patrick Cordery Jr. and Victoria Cordery; and his sisters and their husbands, Beverly & Edward Rappleyea of Sayreville and Patricia & Eugene Bohl of Wisconsin.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 8pm at the Maliszewski Memorial Home, 121 Main Street, Sayreville with private cremation to follow. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations in Williams name be made to Sayreville Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 9, Sayreville, NJ 08872. Letters of condolence, direction and completed funeral arrangements can be found at maliszewskimemorialhome.com