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Fly-In

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

2019 Texas Scale Campionships

2019 Texas Scale Championships will be held May 18-19, sponsored by the Greater Southwest Aero Modelers in Hurst–Come out have a great time and see some great airplanes-helicoptersThe Event Flyer is attached–please share with your friends-and post at hobby shops and club fields.

2019  TEXAS SCALE CHAMPIONSHIPS
SCALE MASTERS QUALIFIER
NASA QUALIFIER
AMA Scale Contest

CLASSESTEXAS SCALE CHAMPION
EXPERT
ADVANCED -SPORTSMAN– ARF’S ARE ALLOWED
TEAM
DESIGNERSTATIC ONLY COMPETITION
AMA SCALE HELICOPTERFUN SCALE–ARF’S ARE ALLOWED
PRO-AM\PRO–FUN EXPERT ARF’S ARE ALLOWED
Military and Civilian ClassPRO-AM\SPORTSMAN–FUN NOVICE ARF’S ARE ALLOWED
Military and Civilian Class

 Perfect for your first entry to scale  No Static JudgingElectric  Airplane       ARF’S ARE ALLOWED   Military and Civilian Classes

Come out and watch or compete–We will help you if it is your first event.

We are taking Pre-orders for the Texas Scale Championship Golf Style shirt with a pocket   $23.00send me your size and how many you want–pay when you pick them up.No Extra Shirts will be available at the event–PRE ORDER ONLY deadline to order is MAY 1, Order NOW

Lawrence Harvile CD  817-781-9615Darrell Abby Assistant CD  817-692-7380

Texas Championship Flyer

December 1 Fun Fly Cancelled

The Fun Fly for next Saturday December 1, has been cancelled because the field is just too wet.
However, since this event is held as a charity event, we are asking anyone who wants to donate to leave the donation in the box in the club house or with any officer of the club before December 8th. Be sure to mark the donation as a donation and not for drinks or supplies. If you cannot make it to the club house, just send Grady an email with the amount you would like to give and we will add it to the donations.
We will present the money collected to the sheriff of Brazoria County for distribution to the needy for Christmas, just like last year.

We did get a good start from the people that attended todays meeting.

Wednesday Night Flying

“Each Wednesday night during Daylight savings time (now) we have a master chief cook up a meal. We show up anytime, fly, eat about 6 pm ish then fly ’till dark.
You don’t have to fly
You don’t have to eat
You do have to have a good time!
So come on out rain or shine(we can eat inside(, bring $5 for the best dinner you’ll get all night, and have a great Time!!!”
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Alvin R/C Model Airplane Association Field

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Alvin R/C Model Airplane Association Field 29.414629, -95.291419 Alvin R/C Model Airplane Association Field2444 County Road 180, Alvin, TX 77511, USA (Directions)

Charity Fun Fly – December 2nd

On December 2, 2017 Alvin RC will be hosting a Charity Fun Fly at our field in Alvin, TX. The attached flyer provides detailed information on our current plans for the event.

A few highlights:

  • All net proceeds will be used to purchase $25 gift cards.
  • Being near Christmas the Gift cards will be given to the Sheriff of Brazoria County for distribution to less fortunate folks through the Deputies as they feel appropriate.
  • Landing Fee Donation is $20 which includes a pilot lunch
  • Several prizes will be raffled
  • Silent auction of many items will be held – donation of auction items from businesses and individuals are welcome.
  • We welcome donations from businesses and individuals

Fun Fly Dec 2017 Rev 10-27

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Alvin R/C Model Airplane Association Field 29.414629, -95.291419 Alvin R/C Model Airplane Association Field2444 County Road 180, Alvin, TX 77511, USA (Directions)