I’m looking forward to our upcoming Christmas/Holiday party scheduled for December 15th. This is always a fun event and the menu starting with Prime rib is very good. If you haven’t done so all ready, be sure to give Dave Truax a call and reserve a spot. (His phone # is listed on page 37.)

I’m hoping to see you all there.

Every year I’m caught off guard because the holiday season comes so quickly. Think about it, it’s November all ready! Ballots are in the mail and should be arriving any day now along with membership renewals. Please send those ballots back right away as the count will be made at the November meeting on the 15th. You can submit your ballot at the meeting if you’d like.

Nominations are open this month for club officers and board members. If you would like to participate in the man-agement of your club, now is the time to step up and get your name on the ballot. Nominations will be finalized at the general meeting on October 18th and results of the voting will be announced at the general meeting in November. We need a candidate for club treasurer so if you have accounting skills and would like to contribute, by all means let us know.

I received an email from one of our board members the other day and it showed a very large nice shop full of model aircraft hanging from the ceiling and everywhere on the floor. There were tool boxes and a drill press, the guys in the video were assembling a large gas powered plane. As the plane was completed they rolled it outside and there was a nice paved runway and they proceeded to fly… then it hit me OMG these guys have that beautiful shop right at their flying field! Can you imagine, what would your ideal flying field be like? I remember an article in Model Aviation featuring a flying field in Washington State, in the center of the property the club had a nice clubhouse with an observation deck upstairs overlooking the whole field. They had a nice paved runway and there was nice manicured grass surrounding the clubhouse and the runway. The parking area included RV hookups and a tent camping area. The best part, the club owned the field! If we had no limits what would we do? We have a great field now, but how much better could it be? Don’t mind me, I’m just dreamin’ again.

I had a great time at the 4th of July picnic and I want to thank all the members who came out to enjoy the day and a special thanks to all the ladies who brought salads and side dishes to help round out the menu. I also have to thank Joe Buko for cookies and cherries, what would we do without desert? If you see Denver Bates be sure to thank him for his efforts in organizing the days fun fly. Thanks Denver!

I had a great time at the 4th of July picnic and I want to thank all the members who came out to enjoy the day and a special thanks to all the ladies who brought salads and side dishes to help round out the menu. I also have to thank Joe Buko for cookies and cherries, what would we do without desert? If you see Denver Bates be sure to thank him for his efforts in organizing the days fun fly. Thanks Denver!

The one thing that’s always impressed me about the Palomar RC Flyers is how the membership always steps up whenever there’s an opportunity to get youth involved in our sport of RC model flying. On May 12th the club hoisted CAP Squadron 714 from Escondido for a day of hands on RC training and a great time was had by all that attended. I want to thank all the club members who came out and helped to make this an exceptional event. I also want to thank Mike Morgan of DW Foamies for making a surprise visit and donating foam gliders for the cadets.

In light of recent events it occurs to me that prop strikes are perhaps the most common injury

that we as modelers encounter. The result of a prop strike can easily be catastrophic and because

it happens often enough to be of concern I feel the need to address the issue.

I’m talking from experience here and if you’d like I’ll show you the scar on my right hand

palm that required a few stitches and a few weeks to heal. I was working on my plane at the

field on a nice morning and looking forward to some great flying, inadvertently I hit the

throttle stick on my transmitter and in a split second the damage was done. With some new

found respect for the damage a spinning prop can cause I made up some simple rules that I

always follow.

Mark your calendars – we will be at Fallbrook Air Park giving flying demon-strations from 10 until 3. This is a great time to show off your planes & helis, your flying skills, and earn Palomar Dollars!

Set-up starts at 7:30.

See last month’s Transmitter or call/email Glenn for details or to sign up.

858-414-9749/glenn@pohly.net

COMBAT! Are you ready? March 11th will be the first of four combat meets this year. If you’ve

never attended a combat meet, I strongly recommend you go. This is a great way to earn “Palomar

Dollars”. My first Palomar dollars were earned by attending and judging in a combat meet. You don’t

need any experience; the combat crew will teach you and it’s not complicated. Combat is extremely

entertaining to watch and even more exciting if you’re judging for one of the pilots. As an added bonus, I’ll

be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs. So come on out, it will be a fun day.

Here’s an email that was addressed to the club last month.

Gentlemen:

I have been living at the Pala Mesa Fairway Villas three to four days a week for

some time now. This morning I had to leave early to come back to the coast due to

the fact of your planes were driving me crazy. I have 50% high frequency loss in

both ears and I can still hear your planes in the house, even in the

bathroom!!! Your planes come directly over the freeway (and trust me they do)

and at least 200 yards from the Pala Mesa Fairway Villas.

I‟m not sure that I say THANK YOU enough, so I want to start by thanking all

the club members who donate their time and efforts to making this a great club.

It‟s hard to recognize every one so I‟m just saying that all your hard work is

appreciated. A special shout out to Mike Rapp and Larry Hufford who were awarded

the Man of the Year award; well deserved! I also want to recognize all those that came

before us and established the wonderful flying site that we now are privileged

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