2015 NCRCM Fun Fly Event – enjoyed by all
We did our 2015 NCRCM Fun Fly event on August 8th. The day started out a little cloudy with only a few minutes of very light drizzle mid-day, but was actually a very pleasant flying day, having perfect temperatures without wind. Around 40 people attended, about half flyers and half visitors. The format was like last year’s event with open flights, no entry fees, a free picnic lunch which included grilled burgers, hot dogs, drinks and snacks. Pete did a good job of managing the event and grilling the meats. Flyers had a great time and we all got an abundance of flights throughout the day. Spectators enjoyed watching a wide variety of model types and flying styles. There were no serious crashes, as far as I can remember. We were treated to delicious food dishes and snack items that several people had brought along from home to share with the crowd. A generous number of cash donations, as well as generous food and item contributions allowed us to completely offset the expenses of the event so there was no net cost to club finances for hosting it. We might have actually even made a few bucks, depending on the cost of the newspaper ad which is currently unknown. Also, Larry Oberholtzer donated three boxed kits and a set of air retracts to the club a few days before the event. We sold one of the boxed kits during the fun fly for an additional $50. Thank you Larry. I will bring the remaining kits to the next meeting and we can decide what to do with them then.
Jim Pearson invites NCRCM to the Astoria Fun Fly Event on Sept 12
Ladies and Gentlemen of the North Coast RC Modelers Club, My wife and I and Mike Brewer had a great time at your fun fly last Saturday. Your club members are all invited to join us for an RC fun fly at our field on Saturday, September 12. We plan to make the event similar in all ways to your fun fly of August 8th. Our field will be open from about 9am to well into the afternoon for any kind of aircraft that can operate from a 300 foot grass runway or from our approximately 150 foot X 25 foot dryer felt. Our overfly area is huge and without fences or trees. We will provide lunch around Noon with hot dogs, burgers, soft drinks and more. You may bring anything you care to add. I do recommend you bring your own chairs. Our flying site is the large field on the south side of and part of the Clatsop County Fairground. When coming up Highway 101 to Astoria, turn right at the round-about on the Astoria end of the Young's Bay Bridge onto Hwy 202. You will pass Astoria Ford, Astoria High School etc. and when the road splits, stay to the left and follow the east side of Young's Bay on Hwy 202. Do not cross the bridge. The Fairground is about four miles beyond the High School on your left. See the attached map. E-mail or Phone me if you have any questions. My phone number is 503-458-5196. We hope to see you here. Sincerely, Jim Pearson