December 2008

OK, originally I was going to make this a long drawn out recap of the entire years events, but then I realized you can go back and read it all on line!  I just did. But this has been an eventful year for the Palomar R/C Flyers.  We hosted many events including a “National” helicopter Fun Fly, a full “Combat Competition” series, a “World War I Fly-In”, several Glider Tows, Three Youth Events, a Fourth of July barbecue, and several work parties designed to bring our club into San Diego County building code compliance

November 2008

Ok, aside from that presidential Election thing, this is the biggest election of the year…at least for the Palomar R/C Flyers!  Therefore you need to vote!  Ballots should be mailed to you soon and the winners will be announced at the Christmas Banquet.

October 2008

It’s October!  We are getting near the end of the year.  With the end of the year comes the final club contests and sponsored events, budget talks, officer nominations and of course Christmas/Holiday dinner.

I hope your summer is going well.  Obviously the summer months are a little slower for the Palomar RC Flyers, at least as far as events are concerned .  However, the month of  July saw a couple of really exciting events including a great R/C Combat event. In August, so far, we had another Interclub Fun Fly and we have one youth event with a local Boy Scout troop scheduled for August 16th, and R/C Combat event, The Battle of Britain on August 24th.

I haven’t heard if the Palomar RC Flyers team is still in overall First Place. But I did note that two of our team members, Butch Abongan and Bob “Lawn Dart” Peterson, were unable to compete!  Butch had mechanical problems and Bob…well the picture of Bob featured in this issue speaks for itself!  Not to worry, everyone has a bad day…just ask that Triple Crown Favorite, “Big Brown”…although in that case I have my doubts that the horse did anything wrong!  Was the fix in at the Belmont?  One thing is for certain is that our guys did their best…sometimes things just go wrong! Certainly for team member Bill Hill it all went perfect as he now finds himself in overall 1st place! I encourage all of our club members to show up to the next Interclub Fun Fly event! and support your team!

I haven’t heard if the Palomar RC Flyers team is still in overall First Place. But I did note that two of our team members, Butch Abongan and Bob “Lawn Dart” Peterson, were unable to compete!  Butch had mechanical problems and Bob…well the picture of Bob featured in this issue speaks for itself!  Not to worry, everyone has a bad day…just ask that Triple Crown Favorite, “Big Brown”…although in that case I have my doubts that the horse did anything wrong!  Was the fix in at the Belmont?  One thing is for certain is that our guys did their best…sometimes things just go wrong! Certainly for team member Bill Hill it all went perfect as he now finds himself in overall 1st place! I encourage all of our club members to show up to the next Interclub Fun Fly event! and support your team!

Attention Palomar R/C Flyers:  Your “Fun Fly” team needs your support!!! I received the following message concerning our team and while I have not been able to verify its authenticity…its message is ominous!  It came to me as follows:

I hope this column finds you all in good health and spirit.  As many of you know, we discussed the County’s requirements, (printed in Last month’s Transmitter) and our potential remaining lease time period.  To that end the question and answer period discussing the County’s building/structure permit requirements went quite well with some interesting ideas being put forth.

Well another month has come and gone…but not without event. We had some interesting news from both our Landlords’ representatives and the County of San Diego. We removed the moldy carpets and started the paver replacement project. And our Clubs representatives flew in our first inter-club fun fly! …Can you believe it…we are in 1st place!

I hope you are all surviving the rains!  The field has been closed during the rain periods but it is regularly checked after the rain subsides so that it can be opened as soon as possible!  We plan to redo our roads improving the road that leads to the car track.  Hopefully we will be the beneficiary of some DG for our road system in the next few weeks…we shall see

In the infamous words expressed in the movie Independence Day: “I’m baaaack!” But as our Governator reiterated in each of his Terminator movies, and I said when I left this post two years ago: “I’ll be back!”  So, all ye doubters of little faith, (both of you),  and loyal Palomar R/C Flyers, Inc. enthusiasts, let me just say I think we are going to have a great year!!!

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