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  • New Our summer Fun Fly is scheduled for Saturday, August 20th. from about 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  There will be free food and drinks and hopefully corn on the cob for members and family.  Come on out and enjoy a day of flying and chewing the fat with your buddies and other club members.
  • Our 3rd. Annual War Bird Rally was held at the field on Saturday, July 9th.  I understand it went quite well but attendance was down a little from last year partly due to the weather.
  • Here is an interesting article about " How NOT to make friends at the flying field".  It was sent to me by Andre Laurent.  It makes for a good read and should be followed by all of us.  Just click on the link.
  • Our first Fun Fly of the season will be held on Saturday, June 4th. beginning around 9:00 AM and continuing until about 2:30 PM or so.  There will be the usual food and drinks and maybe some prizes.  Come out and join the fun, and maybe even volunteer to assist in some way.
  • Our last general meeting before spring was on Friday, April 8th at 7:00 PM in a new location, Fairview Library, Room #3,  4th. floor, at 35 Fairview Mall Drive, (north of shopping centre).
  • I could not make it to the Frozen Finger Fun Fly this year but I understand that a few brave souls made it out.  There is a picture on the Calendar page and I will post a few more to our album later.
  • Our last Fun Fly was held on Saturday,August 22nd. It was a great success.  Hot dogs, hamburgers and fresh corn was enjoyed by everyone.  The weather was great, an all-round good day.
  • For those of you interested in drones, I have added a link to The Top 100 Drone News Sites of 2015 on our links page. You can also get to it from here.
  • An Interac Money Transfer form has been added to the Forms page so that now you can pay your club dues on line by transferring funds via email.  Fill in the form on line and follow the directions on the form.
  • Our 2nd. Annual War Bird Rally was held on Saturday, August 8.  Good turn-out, good weather, good food, good flying.  What more could we ask for.
  • I have added a private section to the Membership> Members Information tab.  It contains the 2014 and 2015 membership list and the club by-laws.  It also includes a list of members who have not paid their MAAC fees yet.  Click on the "Members Area Only" box and use the 2015 gate code as the password, (make sure pop-ups are allowed for our site.)  This will bring up another page where you can view and/or download the lists.
  • The new runway installation has been completed and seems to be working well.  Student training has begun.  Instruction days have changed and are posted on the Calendar page.  The Spring Fun Fly was a success,-- good weather, good food, and good prizes.  If you weren't there, you missed a great day.
  • 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.
  • 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

You just have to see this.  The world's largest RC Tri-plane, a Fokker Dr-1.  The video looks like it is from Germany.  It is well worth watching right to the end.  The pilot does just about any manoeuver possible with a tri-plane, loops, rolls, knife edge, really low inverted, side slips, one wheel touch & go, smoke, etc, etc. Very slow and realistic flying.

Just click the picture to begin.

Fokker Dr-1

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