At the September general meeting we will open nominations for the slate of officers and board members for the 2015 year. Any person nominated must accept the nomination either in person or by emailing me. Any person considering running for a position should plan on trying to attend all the board meetings and general meetings. General meeting are the third Thursday of each month and board meetings are the last Wednesday of the month.

On September 15th Scout Troop 680 visited Johnson Field for a merit badge training day and some hands on flying with the help of our instructors. The Scouts had a great time and the members that helped out were impressed with the young men because they were attentive, polite, and showed a genuine interest in the subjects that were taught. Tim Hitchcock did an excellent job co-ordinating the day’s events. David Drowns covered basic aerody-namic principles while Bob Berry and Bob Broughton

covered instruments and mapping. As usual Dennis Newbeck and his instructor team did a great job getting the scouts some stick time on the club’s trainer fleet. Ron Schuyler and Roger Cosio served up a great lunch and Patrick Pranica helped me and the scouts build Sky Streaks for a lesson in simple model building and the importance of CG. Thanks to all the members who helped out this was a very successful event.

On September 15th Scout Troop 680 visited Johnson Field for a merit badge training day and some hands on flying with the help of our instructors. The Scouts had a great time and the members that helped out were impressed with the young men because they were attentive, polite, and showed a genuine interest in the subjects that were taught. Tim Hitchcock did an excellent job co-ordinating the day’s events. David Drowns covered basic aerody-namic principles while Bob Berry and Bob Broughton

covered instruments and mapping. As usual Dennis Newbeck and his instructor team did a great job getting the scouts some stick time on the club’s trainer fleet. Ron Schuyler and Roger Cosio served up a great lunch and Patrick Pranica helped me and the scouts build Sky Streaks for a lesson in simple model building and the importance of CG. Thanks to all the members who helped out this was a very successful event.

Have you noticed the new marquee at the field? We can now post upcoming events again. I know that many club mem-bers keep informed by these postings. We owe Fred Eivaz a big thank you as he’s responsible for building and supplying this for the club.

Greetings everyone. Club President Bill Hill is on a long deserved vacation to the Great North West, my old stomp-ing grounds. And yes I gave him directions to the Boeing Tour Center in Everett and the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

The Palomar RC Flyers hosted the San Diego Heli fun fly this Memo-rial Day weekend. The event was the culmination of about three months of planning and promoting by our heli chairman Scott Dedic and it turned out to be a great success. Sixty-two pilots registered to fly during the three days and their feedback was very positive; plenty of flying, good weather, good food, just lots of fun. Thanks Scott for a great job!

I don’t often get out to the field on the weekends lately. With the advent of spring and the nicer weather the garden projects seem to gain prior-ity. However upon receiving an email and notice from my good friend Tom Minegar that he was going to have the tow plane out and glider tows would be available, I decided to get the ASW 24 down from the ceiling and headed to the field. It was Saturday, the weather was perfect and I arrived at the field around 10am.

The first Multi-rotor Challenge was a huge success! I have to compliment Lucien Miller and his team for promoting and running a great event. We registered 52 pilots, had reporters from a number of magazines, and we had a visit from Lawrence Tougas our AMA district ten V.P.. I received a number of compliments from the participating pilots and I think I can say that everybody had a great time. This is a great opportunity for the club to establish a new annual event; it can grow and get better in the future. I thank all the club members who came out and helped for the weekend.

As we close 2012 I want to thank all the club members. Thanks to the 2012 Board of Directors for your guidance throughout the year. Thanks to all the members who came out and donated your time and efforts to special pro-jects and events. Thanks to the general membership for being members and supporting the club with not only your dues but your attention to safety and other details such as noise restrictions and other club requirements. It’s our membership that makes this such a fun and exciting club!

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