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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 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

Wednesday Night Flying 5-23

Wednesday 5-23-2018

The meal we be sausage beans & rice with may be corn bread. Dinner at 1800 hours.

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Alvin R/C Model Airplane Association Field

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Wednesday Night Flying – 4/9/18

This Wednesday night 4/9/18 our Master Chef will entice us with a good ol’ Texas BBQ. Brisket of only the finest type will be used in this secret recipe. Dinner includes all the fixin’s you can think of plus a special potato salad that is sure to convert any potato haters (if there are any).
Dress is casual
Valet parking available
Come early and watch planes crash!
Seating is limited. First come first serve.
Live music by Bands Unlimited had to cancel so no live music this week.
Don’t forget to tip your waiter.
So come on out, bring $5 and have the best time you can possibly have on a Wednesday night.
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We Need Your Help

Some are petitioning Congress to eliminate the Special Rule for Model Aircraft – also known as Section 336. Section 336 has allowed AMA to manage our members and fly safely and responsibly, as we have for over 82 years. Without Section 336, members would be required to take an FAA in person 60 question aeronautical test, pay for an FAA remote pilot license, and face other unnecessary restrictions. Losing the Special Rule would be a devastating blow to our hobby.

This is a critical moment to let your elected representatives know the importance of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft and the role of community-based organizations such as AMA.

Our community has operated safely for decades.  Model aviation has played a critical role in the innovations of new technology and encouraging young people to pursue an interest in science and technology fields. More than that, this long-standing hobby has been passed down from generation to generation and is a tradition for many American families.

Click www.oneclickpolitics.com/promo/169. Thank you.

January Meeting

January 27th will be our meeting for this month. Meeting at 9:00 AM.

Come and meet and fly.

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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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