AMA District VI News October 2022

First is a report from Frank Noyes, in Eldon, Missouri. The Lake Ozark Radio Control Association held its annual flying event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. There were 37 pilots and $5,100 was raised.

The weather was perfect, the food was incredible, and the friends were the best. Thank you to the organizers and participants for their hard work and donations.

John Fischer, of the Fox Valley Aero Club, located in St. Charles, Illinois, reported that the club hosted its ninth annual Windy City Warbirds & Classics event. A total of 59 pilots attended the event.

The gathering featured the theme Aircraft of Aces, World War II. Registered pilots earned “kill” stickers, which were awarded for each flight. If a pilot flew 24 times, he or she received the Distinguished Flying Cross by becoming a Triple Ace. Thirty-eight pilots earned their Ace Wings and five pilots earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. A candy drop for the children capped off the noon show.

Now a report by Paul Urquhart: The Chain-OLakes Eagles in Johnsburg, Illinois, presented awards for the 2021 flying year at the club’s June meeting. The awards for most flights, most days flying, and the most tree strikes were given to Gary Boltinghouse. The best midair was given to Brad Wigton, and the most persistent award to Jim Steward.

James Hubbell reported that the ShoMe ProBro was held at the Bolivar Sport Flyers field in Bolivar, Missouri. This was the 19th year that the Father’s Day weekend event has been held and it is always a good time. Thanks to Sam Tillery, a local TV station, KOLR 10, came out to do a story on the event. It can be found on YouTube in the KOLR 10 video library.

The event featured 21 registered pilots, including two youth pilots, and everyone got a lot of flight time. Raffle prizes ranged from glue and ESCs to an ARF and kit airplanes.

Mark McCoy reported on the Southeast Missouri Modelers Association in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The club has installed an aircraft cleaning station that makes it easy to clean exhaust and smoke oil residue from the bottoms of aircraft. Designed and installed by Arnold Simmons, there is also a stand to hold the tail steady/horizontal to make cleaning easier.

Kevin Grant shared that the Independent Flyers Association of Campbellsville, Kentucky, hosted Jets Over Kentucky. It was the first event for which the club had volunteered. “We did everything from garbage detail, to recovery, and everything in between. For whatever was necessary to keep the event running smoothly, the entire club stepped up. The response at our booth was extremely positive,” Kevin wrote. The club is planning a learn-to-fly day soon.

The club is already making plans for Jets Over Kentucky 2023!

Jeremy Church reported that the Jasper RC Flyers club, located in Jasper, Indiana, held a chuck glider build event on June 18, 2022. “We invited the community to our flying field and we had them build a chuck glider made from foam board. We had four models from which they could choose: a Spitfire, Cessna, Eurofighter, and an F-22. We had our airplanes there and had at least one member flying at all times,” he wrote. Roughly 20 young people, ages 4-12, showed up.

Please help get youth excited about model aviation. They are the future of our hobby!

Gary Himes
Vice President District VI

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