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November Meeting Saturday 23rd

Do not forget this coming Saturday is the Alvin RC Club’s scheduled monthly meeting. There will be no meeting in December.

For those that missed out on the Silent Charity Auction held yesterday at the field, you missed the opportunity to bid on many great items and some wonderful flying weather.

I think the money raised will be very helpful for the Brazoria County needy. If you want to still donate, just drop the money in the box at the field (include a note) or give it to any officer or director.

Happy flying
Tom Johnson

Silent Auction and RC Garage Sale Charity Fund Raiser

Support Less Fortunate folks through The Brazoria CountySheriff’s Department. To be Hosted By:
Alvin Radio Control Model Airplane Assoc.

and
Brazoria County Modelers Association

Saturday November 162019

  • Proceeds from the event and all donations will be used topurchase gift cards. Gift cards will be given to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department to be distributed by the Deputies to less fortunate folks prior to Christmas.
  • Location – Vance Field (previously Alvin RC Field)
  • Personal and corporate donations are welcome.
  • Event will be from 8AM to 11AM
  • Items available have been donated by the Mike Vawters Estateas well as items donated by individuals. Donated items will be accepted up to and during the event. Some items that will beavailable include: (Silent auction items may be subject to minimum starting bids. Prices shown below are estimated new value for reference)Great Planes 60 size Stick – ARF new in box – Est. New $200 Hanger 9 30cc Stick – ARF new in box – Est. New $300
    Midwest Sweet N Low Stick – Kit new in box – Est. New $140 Dynaflite Decathlon – Kit in box – Est. New $27570” Edge 540 – ARF new in box – Est. New $270
    1/3 Scale Morane Saulnier – Kit in box – Est. New $470
    Space Walker 1/3 scale – Kit in box – Est. New $355
    2 each Sureflite Spitfires – Foam in Box – Est. New $65 each
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Weekender F4U Corsair – new in box – Est. New $120
Goldberg Piper – Kit in box – Est. New $240
Top Flite P47 1/8 Scale – Kit new in box – Est. New $225 DLE 55 – New condition in Box – Est. New $420
DLE 30 – Used in good condition – Est. New $285
Futaba 14 channel Tx used but in working condition

• Company or individual Donations may be mailed to Alvin RC, PO Box 30, Alvin, TX 77512 or Brazoria County Modelers Association, 140 Brazosport Blvd.N, Clute,TX 77531

• For additional information please visit our website at www.alvinrc.club or contact Benny Behrens at cbbehrens@comcast.net 832-499-2043 or Erik Valdez at erikv79@gmail.com, 979-230-6968.

• You are welcome to fly while there provided you are a current AMA member.

Directions to Vance field (Formerly Alvin RC Flying Field) located at 2444

CR 180, Alvin, TX (Do not use as mailing address):
Off of Hwy 6 turn generally South on to CR149, go across tracks, then turn left at dead-end on to CR190 (Old Manvel Rd). At first light (school will be on your right) turn right on to CR284. Proceed to dead-end and turn right onto CR181. Go about 1⁄4 mile to first highway (CR180). Turn left onto CR180 and proceed approx. 1.5 miles – field will be on your right across from some large galvanized metal buildings (old hangers).

Additional Notes:
• Parking is free
• If you have something to donate please bring it along.

Mike Vawters Memorial, Saturday, November 9

In August of 2018, Alvin RC Club lost one of our most dedicated and well-liked club members, Mike Vawters. As our vice-president and safety officer, he provided our club with invaluable leadership and expertise through the years. This year’s Fun Fly is to honor him for his contributions to the club and to the hobby. This event was his idea of having a Charity Fund Raiser Fun Fly Event to welcome other clubs to our flying field just to have an enjoyable day of flying and camaraderie.

Mike Vawters Memorial

Open Fun Fly and Charity Fund Raiser to Support Less Fortunate folks through The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department. To be Hosted By:
Alvin Radio Control Model Airplane Assoc. and Brazoria County Modelers Association

Saturday November 9, 2019

  • Net proceeds from the event and all donations will be used to purchase gift cards. Gift cards will be given to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department to be distributed by the Deputies to less fortunate folks prior to Christmas.
  • Location – Vance Field (previously Alvin RC Field)
  • Open to the public.
  • All size airplanes and flying styles welcome but pilots must be AMA members. AMA and Field Safety Rules will apply.
  • Pilot entry fee – $20 donation which includes pilot lunch.
  • No charge for spectators – personal and corporate donations are welcome – parking is free.
  • Paved runway, air conditioned clubhouse, working restroom and lots of shade – please bring lawn chairs.
  • Pilot registration begins at 8:00 AM, Pilot’s meeting at 8:30 AM.
  • Raffle prizes plus “garage sale table” for donated items.
  • Company or individual Donations may be mailed to Alvin RC, POBox 30, Alvin, TX 77512 or Brazoria County Modelers Association, 140 Brazosport Blvd. N, Clute, TX 77531
  • For additional information please visit our website at www.alvinrc.club or contact Benny Behrens at cbbehrens@comcast.net 832-499-2043 or Erik Valdez at erikv79@gmail.com, 979-230-6968.

Directions to Vance field (Formerly Alvin RC Flying Field) located at 2444CR 180, Alvin, TX (Do not use as mailing address):
Off of Hwy 6 turn generally South on to CR149, go across tracks, then turn left at dead-end on to CR190 (Old Manvel Rd). At first light (school will be on your right) turn right on to CR284. Proceed to dead-end and turn right onto CR181. Go about 1⁄4 mile to first highway (CR180). Turn left onto CR180 and proceed approx. 1.5 miles – field will be on your right across from some large galvanized metal buildings (old hangers). Additional Notes:
• Parking is free
• If you have something to donate please bring it along.

ARF Flying Club Fun-Fly-In Saturday August 3rd

Good morning,

The ARF Flying Club has a Fun-Fly-In scheduled for Saturday August 3rd.  Please if you would, circulate this to your club members.  

The field is in beautiful shape, aerated, filled, rolled, and the grass is in good shape. Guests and AMA Pilots are welcome, and Pilots please bring your AMA Membership card.  Hopefully, unlike our April event which we had to cancel, we will have good weather this time and a great event for all!  

A Flyer follows – a number of the Texas Warbird thunder group are planning to attend so we will have some beautiful planes and a super show.  We’ll have hamburgers Saturday, all the trimmings, drinks, and plenty of deserts.  A brand new VQ Spitfire ARF is waiting to be raffled off, and needs only minor assembly, engine, servos, and receiver.  If possible, a food donation for local needy children would be greatly appreciated.

So – bring come on out and fly what you got; or kick the tires and buy, sell or trade airplanes, parts, and equipment!  We’ll have a great time and look forward to seeing you-all!

Best regards,

George Moran

June Membership Meeting

Do not forget the meeting this Saturday.  Ken White has volunteered to present the history of a model he will be donating to the AMA Museum. See the outline below..….everyone should make an effort to come see the model and hear about the flight.
RegardsTom Johnson

  The Pewter Mule
                                                            by Ken White
The presentation will be about the history and flight of a model called the Pewter Mule, built by NASA engineers in the late 70’s to continue the proof of concept for the space shuttle orbiter.  It is a rocket which carried a 1/40th rc scale model of the space shuttle.  It used 24 D-12 Estes rocket motors.  The flight took place in 1979, 40 years ago.  The rocket was found at an estate sale by me and I recognized it immediately because I was there when it flew.  I acquired the model and have been working the last few weeks getting it accepted by the AMA Museum.  I just got the email from the museum committee that it was accepted.  I plan to bring the model to the meeting to discuss it’s history for those interested.