OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS
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President

Chris Thompson

760-277-4680

Retired from the Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. (27 yrs) Marine Corps Veteran (6yrs)

Private pilot with Instrument rating. I’ve been flying RC for about 5 years. I love warbirds, scale planes, EDFs, gliders and aerobatics. Gas/Electric, glider-tow, I love it all. 

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Vice President

Joe Villareal

760-390-1470

Mr. Barbecue.  You have got to taste the pulled pork and brisket!

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Treasurer

Dave Ellis

818-383-6574

I flew mostly slope planes on and off from 1970 - 1990.  Recently retired from Walt Disney Imagineering and got back into the hobby in 2017.  (Such incredible advances in the hobby!)  I scratch-built a parasol-wing 3-channel trainer to start with, and now have a couple of war birds, a Laser foamy, an Extreme Flight Extra, some Combat wings, an 11-foot sailplane, and a couple of tiny drones.  I'm afraid to try helicopters - I'm sure that I would love it!

 

I love this club.  It is chock full of super helpful, caring members willing to take time out of their precious flying time to help anyone enjoy the hobby more.

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Safety Officer

James Christy

951-677-3555

Info Coming soon

Secretary

Patrick Pranica

442-224-0032

RC interests are primarily scale electric airplanes and gliders. Currently have 20 years of projects cued up. So many airplanes, so little time!  Retired senior television and film producer.

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Board Member - Fixed Wing Chairman

Chris Avellino

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Been flying for about 5+ years and absolutely loves the hobby. Private Instrument rated pilot and tries to bring that knowledge back into scale RC'ing. Favorite times are practicing a new maneuver or technique, and paying it forward to help others in their own journey and learning.

3D Pilot and flight instructor.

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Board Member - Heli-Chairman

Chris Wilson

760-415-3833

Modeling since the days of .049 powered gliders to planes & helis. Founding member of the Huntsville Heli Flyers and recently re-discovering the fun of fixed wing flying again with my 80" Aeroworks profile plane...

Board Member - Drone Chairman

Doug Abel

619-599-6924.

Pop culture geek (I think the ugly sweater says it all), Tiny Whoop and FPV drone pilot, and legitimate mutant, I'm more than willing to help introduce people to the hobby and bring smiles to club members.

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Board Member

Don Davis

760-231-1617

Info coming soon

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Board Member

Trent Stadick

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Info coming soon

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Board Member

Phil Kogan

617-306-7312

Info coming soon

Website Manager

Richard Torres

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Fell in love with the hobby several years ago. Started with the usual "I only need this ONE plane to learn to fly..." 20+  planes later I'm still learning to fly. WWII planes are by far my favorite but have jets and heli's as well.

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