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Membership Meeting November 25th

Come to our November meeting and have breakfast, meet and fly.

Breakfast at 8:00 AM

Meeting at 9:00 AM

Address:  2444 CR 180, Alvin, Texas 77511

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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)

Tim Haskins

Tim Haskins, long term member and Officer of Alvin RC Model Airplane Association (ARCMAA) passed away in June of 2016. Tim was an old fashion kind of modeler which included kit building and scratch building. He enjoyed all types and sizes of airplanes including WWI and WWII warbirds and had recently gotten into and was enjoying helicopters.

Tim was a common face at Alvin’s field and many events at other fields in the Houston area. He was known by many members of the Tim Haskinslocal RC community and was always willing to help others as an instructor or simply by providing friendly assistance when needed. Tim was President of ARCMAA for several years and was instrumental in a major expansion of the club’s clubhouse.

Tim will be missed by his friends at RC flying fields around the Houston area.

Need your help in scraping dead grass off the runway

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

Offering respects to Tim Haskins

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.

May Monthly Membership Meeting

Our May Monthly Meeting will be Saturday, May 28. Meeting 9:00 am. Breakfast starting at 8:00 am. Come eat, meet and fly.

Address:  2444 CR 180, Alvin, Texas 77511

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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)