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December 2019

The holiday season is, once again, upon us. I wish to each of you and your family and friends a wonderful, healthy, and relaxing season.

There’s a lot to be thankful for. I’d just like to mention a few things that I am thankful for and hope that you feel the same way.

Our Wonderful Flying Field

Thanks to the generosity of the Pappas family of Sacramento we have enjoyed our location for more than 20 years. If you would like to send them a note of your appreciation, you can drop them a note at I think Patrick Pranica summed it up for me one Sunday morning when he said, “this is like therapy, man!” Therapy, religion, addiction, family, or whatever; aren’t we lucky!

Our Great People
People ask me all the time — “What’s your favorite part about the hobby? Is it building the planes or flying them?” I have to confess that I can’t decide between just the two. The third, and heavily weighted component is the people! What would this club be without the great people that constantly keep us in good spirits!

November 2019

Well, if you missed it, you missed a great day — maybe even the event of
the year — Jennifer Walker and Richard Torres’ engagement at the field on
October 19. See lots of photos of the day later in the Transmitter. Be sure to offer Jennifer and Richard congratulations! Did someone really say, “are you xxxxxxxx me” when the proposal banner flew by?

Richard also conducted our first Poker Fun Fly that day. Talk about cool, calm, and collected!

With all the warm weather and Santa Ana winds, please be extra careful at the field as it is a tinder box out there. Be sure that you know where the fire extinguishers are located and learn how to use them.