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Read about our Club History starting at the beginning
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Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis

2024

February

President's Message

Hello! We’ve had quite a bit of rain in January! Our access road has taken a beating ana over the years, developed ruts and drop offs that needed to be addressed. We we’re fortunate to find a local operator to run his bulldozer and smooth out our access roads. Unfortunately, his efforts removed much of the road bases and loose soil that will surely get slippery and muddy with the rains This has been a problem since we have been at this site. The BOD has developed a committee to look at solutions to make access to and from less challenging and without breaking the bank!

Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis

2024

January

President's Message

Welcome to the January 2024 Transmitter! I hope all of you had a great Christmas and an enjoyable New Years!


We say goodbye to Joe Villarreal as outgoing president. He’s done a great job and I believe he has made my transition into the position quite easy. We have an exciting year ahead of us; Helicopter Fun Fly returns and the eventual move to Valley Center.........

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2023

December

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

It’s that time of year again rolling into the Holiday Season. Seems the older we get the faster time flies. Our Christmas Banquet is only a week away so I hope everyone has purchased their tickets. Its going to be a great evening.

The work on the new Valley Center field is in a holding pattern right now. We are waiting for some much needed rain to make the upcoming road improvements much easier to do........


Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2023

November

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

A million thanks to George Dawe for all his efforts in getting the club FRIA approved on the first go around. Our second FRIA approval for the Valley Center field should be coming by the first week in December. With our FRIA designations come our responsibility to stay in compliance with AMA and FAA requirements. Everyone please make sure you have your AMA number as well as your identification information on or in your aircraft. Also, your FAA number MUST be visible from the outside of your aircraft. I’m sure that you are going to need to renew your FAA number in the near future. Please check to make sure not to forget.

It's that time of year again to gather together all the treasures and other stuff you have been saving for our annual club auction. After our Club meeting on November 18, George Dawe will be banging his gavel as our Auctioneer.......


Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2023

October

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

At our next Club Meeting on Saturday October 21 we will be closing nominations for our 2024 Officer and Board election that will take place in November. If you are interested in serving the club in one of these capacities please let us know so we can add your name to the ballot.


We will also be voting on a bylaw change to allow us to conduct the election electronically by email as well as paper ballots. The following in Section VII paragraph B is proposed to change to…“ The Membership Chairman shall prepare a mail-in ballot or an electronic e-mail ballot to be received prior to the November meeting. The ballot shall list each position and the nominees and shall provide a place for write in candidates.”

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2023

September

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

​I’m writing this column with a bunch of thank- you’s to club members who go the extra mile to make PRCF such a great club.

Thank you to Charles Lewis and Larry Wall for repairing the broken container door and for maintaining our tractor and field. Thank you to Chuck Riley for fixing our loudspeaker. Thank you to Gary Marquardt for donating a brand new American Flag to the club....

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2023

August

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

After almost one year of delays, long waits, unanswered texts

emails and phone calls, we finally have a signed land use agreement with the Valley Center partners to use the 436 acres for a new field. A million thanks to all who tirelessly worked to accomplish our goal. Special thanks to Bill Hill and Steve Gebler

who have been at this for years, putting in countless hours of time and effort…We commend you all. We are now shifting gears to get some grading and road improvements done so we can easily access the important flying areas on the property, Also many thanks to Jim Christy for planning the preliminary maps so we can have a large buffer zone from existing homes and horse ranches while keeping our grading needs to a minimum. Over the next few weeks we will begin this process and there is still much work to be done.


Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2023

July

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

Summer is here and with it brings our annual 4th of July barbe-

que and picnic. Come on out on the fourth for a great barbeque

lunch and some flying to go with it. The club will be providing

the food and drinks and everyone is encouraged to bring a favor-

ite dessert to share .

A big thank you to all the guys who came out last Saturday to do

some weeding and cleanup. Many thanks to Johnny Hartsell, Larry Wall and especially Charles Lewis for running the brush hog to clear around the field.

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2023

June

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

I’m sure most of you have heard by now that we will be able to

keep our field until the first part of 2024. This gives us a lot of

breathing room to make plans for moving to our new field sometime in 2024. We are waiting for the Valley Center partners to approve and sign a land use agreement to lock in our new site by July 1st.

In the mean time we will be working on some field maintenance, on going mowing and some ideas to improve the poor condition of our runway. A $5000 expenditure for re-coating the runway for only 9-12 months would not be smart so the idea is to use a power brush to remove the loose coating that keeps flaking off. The surface under the existing top coat doesn’t look too bad and is pretty much intact. It should serve us well until we have to move.


Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2023

May

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

Our spring weather has finally arrived with warmer temperatures and longer days. Mowing and weeding are ongoing  chores from all the rain we’ve had. Many thanks to Charles Lewis for coordinating the effort as well as running the tractor and brush hog. Also, Don White has been rumored to have traded in his heli for a four wheeled whacker to help keep the dark side manicured.

Thanks to all who have helped out. Remember to keep an eye out for snakes as they will be making their presence known very soon.


Last Tuesday, April 25, our Honorary Member Royce Williams flew to Washington D.C. to accept a tremendous honor. He was the guest of the President of South Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol, and was awarded the Taegeuk Order of Military Merit during a luncheon celebrating the 70th anniversary of the U.S. and South Korean Alliance. This was the South Korean equivalent of the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor.


Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2023

April

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

Field News…..

We finally had our meeting with Gary Romoff , one of the other owners of the Valley Center property. He seemed agreeable to us using the property but said he needs to get approval from the third partner to make it happen. As I write this column on Friday March 31, he has not yet been able to talk to the other partner to secure approval. Everyone keep your fingers crossed.

Tales from the Dark Side….

A strange thing has been happening lately. A few of our fixed wing pilots (me included) have been migrating over to the helicopter side to try our luck with a bird of a different feather. This

has been a very humbling endeavor as anyone crazy enough to try it will tell you.

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2023

March

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

Aren’t we all spoiled to the Southern California weather and complain when the rainy weather doesn’t allow us to fly all the time? Daylight savings time is just around the corner and with it comes longer days so we can indulge ourselves again. With all this rain the grass and weeds will be growing nonstop. Charles Lewis will be coordinating a mowing team to tackle the yearly chore of keeping the grass under control. If you are interested in helping out with the tractor mowing duties, please let us know. We need the help.

Hal and Robyn Meeker will be leaving us in March to move to Texas. Hal, we will very much miss you and all you do for our club. Good luck and Godspeed on your journey. Come back to visit real soon.

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2023

February

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

The property owners of Johnson Field, Louie and John Pappas,

along with their property manager Thad Johnson came down for

a surprise visit last Friday. I have been trying for many weeks to

get an accurate timeline from them on how much time the club

has left at our present location. Here is what they told me. We

will have to be out by June 1. This includes the removal of all

shade structures, storage containers as well as the removal of

the asphalt and concrete runway..........


Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2023

January

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

Happy New year to our Palomar RC Flyers family. Hope Santa also brought you a new bird and not just a turkey. 

If you missed our Christmas Dinner you missed a great evening of food and fun. Here is a list of our year end award recipients...

  • Special PRCF Medal of Honor...Capt. E. Royce Williams

  • Excellence in Flight Instruction...Doug Abel, Chuck Riley, HalMeeker, Dave Ellis, Vic Lerum

  • Student of the Year...MikeMajewski

  • Jr. Student of the Year...Finn Majewski

  • Trifecta Champion...Tim Hitchcock

  • PRCF Ambassador...Doug Abel

  • PRCFWebmaster Par Excellence...Richard Torres

  • Editorial Excellence "Transmitter "...Joe Buko

  • 2022 Members of the Year...Steve Gebler and Lorie Azar.

Hopefully we will have an update on our field search the first part of January. Everyone have a safe and prosperous New Year. See you at the field.

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2022

December

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Even with this busy time of year, I hope you all can come to our annual Christmas Dinner Party on Saturday December 10 at 5:00 pm at the San Marcos Senior Center.

We will be having a great dinner catered again by Redtail Catering. The menu includes Tri Tips of beef, roast turkey with stuffing, rosemary potatoes, green bean almondine, rolls, along with desserts, coffee and drinks. We will have some year end awards and raffle prizes. You can purchase tickets for $25 ea. on the club website or from Joe Villarreal if you're out at the field. December 7 is the last day to buy tickets.


Also, Medal of Honor Nominee Royce Williams will be our special guest.

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2022

November

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

Happy Autumn to everyone. Cooler temperatures make this a great time to come out and go flying.

For any of you that missed our October Club meeting, we had a Special Honored guest in the person of Captain E. Royce Williams. We hung on his every word as as he recounted his story of engaging 7 Mig-15 Soviet pilots during the Korean War. The U.S. Senate should be voting to approve his Medal of Honor award next month. We will be keeping in touch with him and will let everyone know when it happens. Here is the link to a Youtube video of his story...https://youtu.be/AbzrcJ2GZHg

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2022

October

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

​We Have a New Field!!

As I write this column, we are in the process of signing a Land Use Agreement with Perricone Farms, the landowner of the 436 acre property on Cole Grade Rd. in Valley Center. Our long search for a new location has ended and I am very excited with the possibilities it brings in the coming year.

This effort would have not been successful if it weren’t for the efforts of our Search Team who spent countless hours over the last few years to make it happen. Bill Hill, Roger Cosio, Loris Azar, Chris Wilson, Eric Armstrong, and especially Steve Gebler are owed a Tremendous debt of gratitude for a “ Mission Impossible” accomplished.

As we move forward into Oct. .......

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2022

September

President's Message

Charles Lewis - that's not him in the photo :)

Hello everyone! I am hoping you all are enjoying the summer and have been out to fly and socialize with friends. We had a great turn out for our August membership meeting, WASN’T IT TERRFIC TO SEE BILL HILL GIVE FINN THE PLANE HE WON AT THE RAFFLE!!

I want to take a few moments to thank those involved in locating a new home for us: Steve Gebler, Bill Hill, Lori Casio, Joe Villarreal and many others who have spent countless HOURS trying to locate a place for us to enjoy this sport.

Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis

2022

August

President's Message

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Great to see so many of you at the Independence Day festivities. Thanks to all who helped especially Ron and Andy Schuyler, Bill and Ellie Hill, Lorie Azar and Mark and David Olarsh for making the delicious and refreshing snowcones.

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2022

July

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

Our Independence Day Weekend Bash is upon us. I hope everyone can come out for all or part of the weekend to join us for our last big event at Johnson Field. Remember...Club meeting at 10:00 AM on Saturday July 2 followed by a Barbeque lunch for all. Monday July 4 is our annual Independence Day Club barbeque. Bring your favorite desserts to share and right afterward we will have a free raffle for all club members. For more information on the weekend events check it out on the club website.

Our field search team is working very hard to secure our new flying site. The Valley Center landfill site as well as the San Pasqual Valley site are at the top of the list. We should have some news very soon about them.


Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2022

June

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

Hope you all are getting ready for a great summer. Enjoy the warm days and cool nights cause the heat's just around the corner.

We have been given a little breathing room from leaving Johnson Field in July. The Pappas group now says that they won't start grading until September 1...or possibly later. Should know more in the next few weeks. In the meantime we are still busy locating a new flying field site.

The Valley Center site is in final negotiations but another location is being looked at also. More information to come very soon.

The San Diego Heli Fun Fly was a huge success. 72 pilots from around the country participated and made the last Heli event at Johnson Field a time to remember.

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2022

May

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

It is with sadness to inform our membership that we have lost two of our fellow flyers this month...Tom Johnston and Chris Bunn. It was a great Honor to have known both of them and they will be greatly missed. We have extended an offer to both families that at the appropriate time we would like to honor their memories with a tribute flight at Johnson field. More information to come later.

The San Diego Heli Fun Fly is just 2 weeks away! Mark May 12-15 on your calendars to come see some exceptional helicopter flying at Johnson Field. There will be demonstrations by some helicopter pros along with food, multiple vendors, and a big raffle during the weekend long event. Heli night flying is spectacular....


Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2022

April

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

April brings spring showers and also warmer weather. As a matter of fact, a youngster in my community of Valley Center was bitten by a baby rattlesnake a week ago. Please take care when out at Johnson Field to be aware of these

dangerous residents , especially if you bring your dog with you.

More on our field search...

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2022

March

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

As most of you know by now, we have been told by our property owners, Pappas Investments, that our time left at Johnson Field is coming to an end. The grading for the development may begin as early as this July. We probably have a little more time than this, but not much.

I want to take a moment to thank them for the good long run we as a club have had at Johnson Field. They could not have been better or more gracious to allow our club exclusive use of this 80 or so acres for the last 20 plus years......


Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2022

February

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

February brings us full speed ahead going into 2022. At the forefront will be our field search as I anticipate that there will be some information coming soon about how long we will get to remain at Johnson Field. More to come at our next Club Meeting at the field on Saturday February 12.

In the mean time, I have confirmed that another club in San Diego County was recently forced to suspend all flying activities for 60 days. In a surprise visit, the FAA found multiple violations of club members in regards to no FAA identification numbers on aircraft and members with no TRUST certificates. Doug Abel has graciously written the following article addressing the requirements we all must follow .....

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2022

January

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all 300 of my fellow pilots at Palomar Remote Control Flyers. Hope you all had a great Holiday and that Santa brought you goodies to show off at Johnson Field.

We had a great Christmas Party on December 4 and many thanks to all who attended and helped. Special appreciation goes out to Marlene Abel, Bill and Elie Hill, Chuck and Gwyn Riley and Barb Villarreal for making it a beautiful evening.

Special year end awards went to......

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2021

December

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

Congratulations to all the 2022 Palomar RC Flyer Officers and Board members.
Final election results:
    President………………………Joe Villarreal
    Vice President………………Charles Lewis
    Secretary……………………..Patrick Pranica
    Treasurer……………………. David Ellis
    Board of Directors ...Chris Avellino, Scott Dedic, Don Davis,

Trent Stadick, Steve Gebler, Doug Abel,

Jim Christy(Safety Officer)

Our Fall Jet Rally on November 13 was a huge success. We had over 20
pilots in attendance and the special demonstrations by the Blackstar Canyon Precision Team and Eric Maglio with his F 35 VTOL were amazing to watch. A big thank you to Vic Lerum and Dave Ellis for running the event. It will definitely be back next year........continued

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2021

November

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

The Good...The Bad...and The Ugly....

The Good... November brings some exciting happenings at the club...

Our annual Club auction is on Saturday November 6 at 0900. Auctioneer Extraordinaire, George Dawe, again will be wringing the last nickel out of our notoriously "cheap" members for the many gems ( both pristine and in the rough) that have been so graciously donated this year. Let myself or any board member know if you still have items to donate.

November 13 will be our 2nd EDF Jet Rally ...registration begins at 0800 and we take to the skies at 0900. $25 landing fee will get you in the raffle for 2 free EDF Jets and a barbeque lunch. A Special Jet Demonstration team from Orange County will be doing some pretty spectacular formation flying...you don't want to miss it.

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2021

October

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

As I sit here and write this month's column, I am watching a beautiful thunderstorm pass my window dropping a bucket of much needed rain. Hal is probably not going to be happy if he needs to mow again.

With October comes cooler fall weather and a number of items on
our calendar. First Saturday, October 2, is our monthly Aerotow. Come fly your glider or sail plane or just come watch the majestic birds soaring above our field. Only gliders or sail planes after 11:30. The next day, October 3, we will have Trifecta from 9:00 - 10:00.

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2021

September

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

President Joe Villarreal asked Steve Gebler to write this month’s presidential column.—(editor)

Field Search Team Update

Your field search team consists of Bill Hill, Joe Villarreal, Jim Christy, Eric Armstrong, Chris Wilson, Rick Hilton, and Steve Gebler.

As you may know, we have been meeting regularly to exchange ideas and to investigate potential new locations for our club. This has not been an easy task as finding flat, 25+ acres in the area are nearly impossible.

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2021

August

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

On July 24th PRCF lost a good friend and Past President....Jim Jenkins. As a Board member under Jim, I remember the enthusiasm and creativity he brought to our club, especially with his end of year awards. Jim did a lot of different things throughout his life and when a need was there, he knew just what to do to get it done. RIP Jim...we will all miss you.

I have invited our Vice President, Chris Avellino, to contribute a safety message to this month's column.

Joe Villareal

Joe Villareal

2021

July

President's Message

Joe Villarreal

As we hit the half year mark in 2021, June has been a very busy month. First, a big thank you and goodbye to our club president, Chris Thompson. Your hard work, leadership and friendship will be missed by all. Good luck and Godspeed to you and Lisa on your move to Texas.

The Board of Directors and our membership has nominated me to fill the office of President for the remainder of this year. I look forward to hitting the ground running (or stumbling) and with a little help, having a great second half of 2021.

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

2021

June

President's Message

I would like to congratulate BIll Hill for winning model of the month with his recently refurbished Fokker DR-1. I would like to thank DGO paving for cleaning and resurfacing our runway. They patched some holes and valleys and did a great job re-striping the runway.

The Heli-Fun-Fly is coming up soon. It should be a spectacular event. Chris Wilson and Scott Dedic, along with many others, have been working diligently behind the scenes to prepare for the event. Come out and enjoy the event and support our Heli flyers. Just a reminder, the fixed wing field will be closed for the Heli-Fun-Fly from 12 noon, June 10th through Sunday June 13th.

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

2021

May

President's Message

There is no President's Message this month.

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

2021

April

President's Message

It was really nice seeing everyone who could make it to the club meeting. We have some really fun events planned for the coming year. We will be raffling off another plane at the next meeting at the field. All members who can be at the club meeting will get a raffle ticket. If you see Hal Meeker at the field, please thank him for the work he has been doing (mowing, trimming and spraying for weeds). The field looks wonderful.

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

2021

March

President's Message

There is no President's Message this month.

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

2021

February

President's Message

I would like to thank everyone who came out to the January meeting at
the field. We had a great turnout. For the immediate future, meetings will
be held at the field on a Saturday morning. The next meeting will be February
20th at 9am. Model of the month will also be resuming next month.
Not only will we be selecting model of the month, members are encouraged
to share any new projects they are working on.

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

2021

January

President's Message

Chris Thompson,

I would like to thank the members for allowing me to head up the board as president in the coming new year. I am excited to see what the new year brings in our hobby. Our club has had such amazing leadership over the years. It is with great respect and admiration that I would like to extend a huge “thank you” to our outgoing president, Steve Gebler. Steve has shown a love for the hobby, and even more for our club and its members.

Steve Gebler

Steve Gebler

2020

December

President's Message

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN-Steve Gebler

It has been my distinct pleasure to be your club President for the past three years. We’ve all enjoyed some great times and challenging times, together, too.

Thanks to all of you for inspiring me, to give me great ideas, some well-deserved criticism, much appreciated accolades, and patience. While the flying is great, the camaraderie is even better.

Steve Gebler

Steve Gebler

2020

November

President's Message

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN-Steve Gebler

It’s Election Month!

Get out and vote! The local, regional, and national vote is upon us! And, it’s time to vote for your club Officers and Board Members as well as the club Life Members this month.

You will soon be receiving your club membership renewal documents and ballot in the mail. Please mark your votes and make your payments via mail or bring to the club auction on November 21.

Steve Gebler

Steve Gebler

2020

October

President's Message

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN-Steve Gebler

The good news — I am delighted to announce the wedding of Joe Buko and his lovely bride, Susan. Joe and Susan were married at their home last weekend. Please join me in offering the love birds our congratulations. The best man? None other than Patrick Pranica.

Patrick brings good news, too, as he is on his way to recovery after a very difficult couple of months battling severe pain and illness.

The bad news — some dirty rotten scoundrel stole our gate opening electronics and controls on Tuesday  September 29. The crook took the most important controls for our beloved gate opener. The Board has already approved the repair of the gate (about $2500) and Joe Villarreal and Steve Kerrin and I will soon have the parts at hand to make the repairs. We will be reinforcing the security on the electronics to, hopefully, avoid a similar situation in the future.


Steve Gebler

Steve Gebler

2020

September

President's Message

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN-Steve Gebler

Thanks to all of you for continuing to wear your masks and observing social distancing. It’s the best way to avoid the potential of contracting or transmitting COVID-19. Because of your adherence to these safe practices, the Board has increased the number of people on the fixed wing flight line from 3 to 4. Remember, it’s important to not only cover your mouth with your mask, but your nose, too. It’s OK to remove your mask when on the flight line to avoid having your glasses fog. Be sure to immediately replace your mask when returning to the pits.


Steve Gebler

Steve Gebler

2020

August

President's Message

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN-Steve Gebler

Safety

Thanks to all of our members for doing a great job with the mask wearing and social distancing. It does make a difference! The recent surges in people contracting the virus and the associated death rate is alarming. Keep up the great work with wearing the masks and limiting the number of pilots at the field. Let’s protect ourselves and each other.

Snakes

Our very own snake wrangler, James “Diamondback” D’Eliseo reports that he has grabbed another monster snake near the east end of the runway using his special “chin tickling” technique (yup, you read it right). James relocated the monster, who had been lingering at the same location for some time, to a safe location quite a distance from the busy areas of the flight field.

Steve Gebler

Steve Gebler

2020

July

President's Message

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN-Steve Gebler

Thanks to all of you that are wearing your masks and observing social distancing at the field.

Just a few words of caution — we have observed an uptick of rattlesnake sightings at the field and the weed growth is loaded with ticks. Should you have the unfortunate need to retrieve a plane that has gone into the weeds or jungle, be sure to exercise extra caution when retrieving your planes due to the snakes, ticks and squirrel and rabbit induced “mine fields” at the field.

Steve Gebler

Steve Gebler

2020

June

President's Message

Thanks, to all of you, for your patience as we have taken steps to allow for safe flying conditions at the field. Your Board of Directors are meeting frequently to assess the State and County rules and to put into play revised rules to keep the field open, safely, with your cooperation.

We strongly recommend that you continue to shelter in place and avoid flying at the field if you are part of the “at risk” group. If you are not feeling well, please stay home!


Steve Gebler

Steve Gebler

2020

May

President's Message

We’re all excited about getting Johnson Field open and enjoying our hobby, once again, as soon as possible.

The Board appreciates your patience and the many suggestions and comments that we have received during the pandemic.

You should know that we have been working hard behind the scenes to establish safe flying rules that include issues about the number of pilots that can fly at the field at the same time, social distancing, mask wearing, hand sanitation and other plans to help to establish the best safety for our members that we can.


Steve Gebler

Steve Gebler

2020

April

President's Message

I hope that you, your friends, and family are doing well during this stressful time with all the news related to Corona Virus.

As you know, the field is still open, but it is critical, should you decide to fly, to insure that you keep a safe distance from each other, and hand wash and sanitize often. It is such a natural instinct to shake hands, hand each other transmitters, batteries, and other gear, but please refrain from doing so.

Many of the other flight clubs around the country and even here in San Diego have been forced to close. While we can, we will keep things open. All meetings, events, training, and contests are on hold for now. For the time being no visitors, guests or visiting AMA members from other clubs will be allowed at the field. Check the Transmitter, the website, and your emails for changes that may occur.


Steve Gebler

Steve Gebler

2020

March

President's Message

Happy March!

It looks like most of the cold weather has passed, the rains have diminished (hope I am not jinxing this), and the roads are in good shape.

Pappas Investments, the owner of the land that we have enjoyed for so many years at Johnson Field, informs me that it will likely be more than two years before they will even start to draw permits on the development of the land for the proposed housing and shopping center that will eventually take place. That said, we need to contnue to investgate new field locatons for the future.

Steve Gebler

Steve Gebler

2020

February

President's Message

All the news that’s fit to print!

The Pig Report

Well, our three little visitors are gone again. We don’t know how they got there, and we don’t know

where they went! Despite repeated attempts to have the County Animal Welfare team collect them,

somehow they simply disappeared. I suspect that the owners dropped them off only to collect them

again. Maybe pigs do fly!

Field Improvement

Two improvements are about to be started at the field.........

Steve Gebler

Steve Gebler