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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 or contact Benny Behrens at 832-499-2043 or Erik Valdez at, 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. 

June Membership Meeting

Do not forget that this coming Saturday, June 22 is the monthly Alvin RC meeting. Get there early to beat the heat and fly.
Attached are the minutes from the last meeting.
Also, the work party schedules for June 22 is postponed.