Texas City Big Bird Fun Fly & Swap Meet – August 29

Texas City RC  “Big Bird Fun Fly & Swap Meet” has been rescheduled for Aug. 29, 2015!!!!

This event will begin at 8:00 am – Till…..

$20.00 Landing Fee
$1.00 Raffle Tickets For some Amazing PRIZES!!!!!

Wings Span of 80″ or Larger
Bi-Plane Wing Span of 60″ or Larger
1/4 Scale or Larger

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chips, Candy, & Cold Beverages will be sold all day!!!!

Please come out and join us for the fun filled event as we take over the skies with all these beautiful large scale aircraft’s. Bring friends and family to watch these highly skilled pilots take to the shies!!! Hope to see you there……

Field location is at; 7500 South Humble Camp Rd., Dickinson, TX, 77539

For more info Contact;
Mike Samano 281-827-7148
Travis LeDoux 832-390-9526

8th Annual Worldwide Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon

I am contacting you in regard to the 8th Annual Worldwide Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon which is coming up on October 3rd and 4th! This is an appeal for you to encourage clubs and /or members of your district to participate in this event.

If you are not familiar with the Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon, it is the largest Control Line model Fun-Fly event in the World. You can read about the Fly-A-Thon in my feature article starting on page 37 in the September issue of Model Aviation (available now in the digital edition). The event is entirely run by volunteers and there are no fees or prizes!

Briefly, the Fly-A-Thon is a celebration of model aviation where pilots anywhere in the world fly some variety of the Ringmaster control line model and report their flights to an email address for tabulation into a report. The report contains a compilation of the locations and the number of flights and pilots that participated. There are no fees and no registration is involved. I have attached a file for the final report from the 2014 event to this message. It will give you an idea about participation for last year’s 7th Annual Fly-A-Thon. I have also attached files for the informational flyer in jpg, doc and PDF formats.

It would be a big help in promoting the Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon if you would email your clubs and/or members and encourage them to participate in this event. As you can see from last year’s report, quite a few AMA clubs and individuals from the US have already participated in past years. Nevertheless, it should be possible to recruit many more. You can also promote the Fly-A-Thon on your District’s WEB site and/or Facebook page.

If you would like to target just clubs that are control line and combination RC and control line, I can email you a file of such AMA clubs in your district. The file, obtained from AMA Headquarters, contains email addresses for the club contact person (in most cases).

I am the PR person for this event and will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding the Fly-A-Thon.

John Cralley
AMA 52183
PH 309 452 7391 (cell 309 532 2497)

August 15 – National Model Aviation Day

Saturday, August 15 is National Model Aviation Day across the country. It is a charity event that supports The Wounded Warrior Project and local charities.

The event will be a simple fun fly for any type or size airplane. There will be plenty of flying and food will be served by local Boy Scouts.

Please share the event information with other clubs and friends even if they are not pilots maybe they will “catch the bug” the we have caught.  Hope to see you there and if you would like to help with the event please let us know at info@alvinrc.club

View our flyer.


Alvin RC 40th Anniversary

Greetings to all club members
Saturday, June 13, 2015 has been desiginated as the 40th anniversary of the existence of our club.  The club was organized in the summer of 1975 with 13 members and applied for AMA club status. AMA accepted us and assigned #1307 as our AMA club #.
This will be a family day, so come and enjoy a club sponsored BBQ.  Brisket and potato salad will be furnished by club. We are asking members to bring side dishes of their choice.  Here are some suggestions; beans,salads, fruit, deviled eggs, bread, rolls and desserts.  We will serve lunch between 12:30 and 1:00 pm.  Bring your chairs and shade for your convenience.
Planned events are as follows,
Picture display showing the evolution of our club as members have donated time, money and effort up till present time.
Candy drop from RC plane for children.
Free floating ballon bust, try your luck.
Cut the toilet paper drop from RC plane
Pictures taken of new 40th year banner with members holding it.
Possible fly-by from Bruce Bohannon with his full scale airplane..
Come and bring your planes and helicopters and fill our skies with this wonderful hobby
See you there,  Anniversary coordinator  Phil Vance

Flying R/C Airplanes and Helicopters