If you have been to our field lately you should have observed the effect of using grass and weed killer on and around the runway and in the pit area to control the weeds and grass coming through the paving. The grass and weeds have been killed and we are in the process of scrapping the paving to remove the vegetation. This is an important step prior to sealing the runway to insure the sealant penetrates into the surface cracks. As you are aware the sealing work party is planned for July 23rd.
We are scraping the dead grass and weeds where they penetrate the paving and also trying to remove as much of the over growth along the edges of the runway as possible with straight edged shovels. This is a tough job and your help would be welcomed. If you are at the field any time between now and this Friday and would like to help the shovels are on the tables and you are welcome to contribute some “sweat equity”. If anyone visiting the field could spend 15 to 30 minutes doing some scraping I believe in just a few days the area will be cleared. We did some this morning and you can see where it was done and the remaining areas needing attention. There is no reason to try to pick up the waste grass and weeds as we will simply use the mowers and blower to clean up. Thanks in advance for any help you would like to contribute…Benny
This Sunday morning, June 26, at 9:00 AM, we will offer our respects to one of our own, Tim Haskins. In honor of his significant contributions to our club, and to fulfill his wishes, we will scatter his ashes over the field using Steve Leslie’s airplane. Hope you can attend. Join me in prayer for his family. We will miss him.
Our May Monthly Meeting will be Saturday, June 25. Meeting 9:00 am. Breakfast starting at 8:00 am. Come eat, meet and fly.
Address: 2444 CR 180, Alvin, Texas 77511
The Livingston ARF Flying Club has a Fly-In this weekend the 14th. The weathercast for Livingston Saturday is partly cloudy and 2 mph wind – the field is in good shape and we should be a good flying day, Open to everyone and all types of aircraft – just bring it and fly it! Hamburgers and the trimmings plus desert available. Hope to see you-all Saturday! George Moran
Here is a link to the new site sUAS.modelaircraft.org
There is a lot of good information here if you are interested getting into Unmanned Aircraft.
REMINDER: May is the month to renew your club membership, $150 cash or check made out to Alvin RC Club. AMA membership must be in place for the entire club year, 6/1/16 to 5/31/17.