Latest Club News
- Our Spring Fun Fly is now history. I wasn't able to attend, but I understand it went well. Lots of food, drinks and prizes, and the weather co-operated to the extent that it did not rain.
- The May club meeting is is now history. It was held at the Agincourt Library located at 155 Bonis Ave. and was attended by about 28 members. There was an impromptu display and subsequent sale/donations of some of John Taylor's stuff. Between the 2 gift cards which were raffled off and donations received for the charity of John's choice, we collected about $120.00.
- The Dropbox that Richard Staron has created has become quite a success. A bunch of members have put pictures of their latest creations and other things onto Dropbox for everyone to see. I have created a link to Dropbox at the bottom of this page. Just click on the icon to take you there. You can then view all the pictures. Send Richard an email and he will add your name so you can add some pictures of your own.
Tribute to John Taylor.... 1929--2013. John and I were born in the
U.K. less than a week apart and a few weeks after the Wall Street Crash.
This meant we grew up during the Great Depression, and spent our teenage
years during WWII. We built model airplanes, then quit the hobby for
more than 40 years, were conscripted into the Royal Air Force and emigrated
to Canada within months of each other. The first time we met was at the
RCFCT field. But this parallel history did give us something to talk
about between flights other than model airplanes, planes we'd like to build,
planes we did build and planes we crashed. One of the first jobs that
John had in Canada was at a Dude Ranch where he played guitar and sang
western songs, in his north London accent, and was called Slim. We
used to celebrate our "birthday week" by having lunch at the Fish and Chips
on Laird. When his cancer returned late last year he was cared for at
first by his wife Joan, who continued to care for him after he was moved
into palliative care at North York Hospital. Someone said to me "John
is a really nice guy." He was, but to me, he was more than that, he
was my friend. I am going to miss those early morning phone calls,
"Hi, are you going to the field today?" My friend passed away on the
morning of February 14th.
- The website is up and running again. We are now with a new hosting company. It seems to be faster and hopefully it won't slow down or go down at all. So far I have a good feeling.
- I have installed an actual calendar on the About > Calendar tab. I hope to keep it updated with any pertinent club events as well as anything else going on in the area. If you click on the event you can get information and sometimes a map of the location. Let me know if I miss anything.
- In order for me to keep you guys up to date on anything of importance, I need a current email address for you. I get my information from your renewal forms that you fill in. If your email has changed recently, please advise me of your correct one. Just click on Contact Us above and send me an email. It can't get any easier.
Picture/Video of the Month
L39 Russian Aerobatic Display sent to me by Gerry Steckling via Al Horner in Lindsay, and old time member of our club.
This video is from the show aerobatic team RUSS in Arkhangelsk, Novodvinsk, Severodvinsk, 28-29 July 2012. Pretty awesome flying. Click on the picture to start the video. It is in HD so it looks great on full screen.