AMA District III News: AMA Club Celebrates National Model Aviation Day

I will begin this month by featuring an active club in Pennsylvania, the Blue & Gray Miniature Aircraft Squadron located in historic Gettysburg. I recently attended one of the club’s events, the 14th annual J.J. Kornaski Chili Fly.
The day began with Jeff Black, club president, welcoming everyone in attendance and pointing out the new club storage shed that was purchased with money raised from several events held throughout the year. Contest Director (CD) Mike Brown held a brief pilots’ meeting stating the safety rules for the field and then the flying began. The skies were busy all weekend and everyone enjoyed the great-tasting chili on a beautiful fall Pennsylvania weekend.

Club president and District III Associate Vice
President Jeff Black (L) and CD Mike Brown kick
off the fly-in.
Jenny Parker was one of several club members
who served food for pilots and spectators.

In addition to the chili fly-in, the club held a warbird event in June and an electric fly-in on National Model Aviation Day in August where the club raised $200 for the AMA Foundation. If you are a Civil War history buff and a modeler, I cannot think of a better place to visit than Gettysburg and fly with the Blue & Grey Squadron at the club’s beautiful facility located on the hallowed Gettysburg battlegrounds.

This new, beautiful 12 x 16-foot storage shed
was purchased with money raised at various
club events.

Thank you, Blue & Gray Miniature Aircraft Squadron, for promoting model aviation in such a positive manor.

When you read this, I will have begun a new chapter in my life. I retired from my job of more than 45 years in the automotive parts business. I am looking forward to spending more time with my family, and because of your support, I will continue to devote my time and energy to AMA and the fine modelers of District III.

Sandy Jaffe from State College PA flew several
flights with his electric-powered Eurocopter

Thank you for allowing me to do what I love and that is enjoy and promote model aviation and represent you, the AMA members of District III, to our organization in Muncie, Indiana.

Until next month, fly safely—fly AMA

Mark Radcliff AMA Vice President Tel.: (304) 684-2133


One comment

  1. Great article Mark. I would like to thank you for everything you do for District III and AMA for keeping this hobby going.

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