National Model Aviation Day – August 11, 2018

Who knew?…

Each year, a Saturday is chosen as National Model Aviation Day. THIS year it was TODAY, 8/11/18.

I was out to fly… not KNOWING that today was the day… and I had a good time, anyway! GOOD turnout… nine or ten vehicles in the lot… plenty of nuts in the peanut gallery!

National Model Aviation Day – August 11, 2018... good turnout at the field!

The wind was blowing at a good clip as a cross-wind out of the East, and most of us were waiting for a calm moment. Even so, Jon flew his foamie in the wind… Worth flew his electric sailplane and Eric was up there, too, with his old Kadet; challenging Worth for the same updrafts. A couple of buzzards and a large hawk joined us in the thermals… showing us where they were!

The wind shifted so as to blow out of the south… straight down the runway… and so Pauly got in a couple of flights, too… flying his heavy-weight nitro trainer!

Pauly got to fly in the wind today!

Montana Bob… MT Bob… flew his racer… … FAST, man!

MT Bob flies fast!

Pauly had his new purchase, an electric Piper Cherokee ARF… a beautiful model.

It's not broken... I haven't BUILT it, yet!
“Hey! It’s not broken; it’s brand new. This is how it looks right out of the box!”

National Model Aviation Day, 2018


4 thoughts on “National Model Aviation Day – August 11, 2018”

  1. Eric, Thank You for the thought and energy you invest with keeping the Club current and our Website so upbeat. Happy Model Aviation Day to all.

  2. I don’t know how to write my own article, So I’ll just post it here! Sept, will be one year for me flying! John, was my instructor, and sometimes Ben. It’s been a great ride, And I’m so glad that, me and Paully, went out to the airport, that day,
    It’s just a great hobby, and all the people in the
    Egales club will do anything to help you out, as long as you show them, you are serious about learning to fly! I would not have done it, If Montana, Bob , had not have come over to me and, Paully, and said, hay, we will teach you how to fly for free! We have a club trainer plane, if you
    Will make the commitment, and come out on your weekends off, then you can buy your on trainer, and will teach you on that! I said rally!
    Ok, I’m in! So I hooked up with Master John, my
    So the reason I told Montana bob, I’m in ,
    My rc plane flight experience , goes back 40yrs.
    Now that does not mean I got 40yrs flight experience,! It means when I was 18 yrs old, I was
    An avid back packer, and camper, Me and my friend, would spend a week or more backing, on the AP, trail, and all over the smoky mountains ,
    So one day, we are hiking up to the top of these
    6400ft, grassy mountains, called the shinning rock. Wilderness area, google it: so as we’re walking up we see these two gliders flying over,
    The mountain, whee we got to the top, their were these two old, guys. 34-40, ha , ha, flying these gliders, 6ft, wing no motor, 30 min at a time and landing them, in the grass! That blew me away!
    I was hooked! First thing I did when I got home,
    Was order me a Gentle Lady kit! I worked on that think every day, when I got home from high school, It took me two months, to build it and cover it, had no internet, had to go to the library,
    And get books on how to cover, no electric motors back in 1975′ I bought a cox .049 engine,
    With plastic, top wing motor mount, had tiny, gas tank, enough to get the plane up! And run out of gas, so I got it all ready, took it up to the local high school, foot ball field, it was not a perfect
    Day to fly, foggy, low clouds, but I didn’t care,
    We’re flying today, it’s on. I started that little .049
    And could smell the gas, and tossed it! What bueatifull , site. Up, up up, and it cept going up,
    I was flying, but it cept going up into the fog, and
    I lost it, then I see it comming out of the cloud strait, down into the ground! TOTALED!
    That was the last time I flew an Rc plane 40yrs ago! Untill I met the Eagles”

      1. No one’s story is more important than anyone else’s; every one has his own story, and no one’s style of flying or type of plane they like to fly is better than any one else’s… drones, gliders, bi-planes, scale, pylon racing, helicopters, jets, etc, etc… and that’s the best thing about this club. Everybody supports whatever you want to do!
        And when someone “Solos”, everybody there is sitting on the edge of his seat, just hoping and praying that things go well!
        And you Pauly, on your solo flight, just OWNED it! …and greased it in for a landing. That’s why I call you: “Greased Lightning!”

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