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Update on Virus guidelines at field

I am sure everyone is aware of the current policies and guidelines on protecting each other from the risk of the Coronavirus. Below are additional actions we are suggesting be taken at the field in addition to the “Social Distancing” guidelines which include maintaining a physical distance of at least 6 feet away from each other, handwashing with soap for at least 20 seconds, etc.: 

• We will temporarily remove the “Visitors Welcome” sign at the gate. All we are trying to do is reduce the risk of non AMA members on the property during this period. 

• We are asking that you refrain from bringing visitors to the field with you unless they are also AMA members. I realize we have invited NASA RC members to use our field and we are not changing this invite but by way of copying this email to NASA RC we are asking them to follow our guidelines.

• We are requesting members bring sanitizing spray or spray bottles with them to sanitize surfaces they use. A simple solution can be made from a mix of one cup of bleach to one gallon of water. We are asking any member using the tables to please spray their table prior to use and prior to leaving.

•Please limit the use of the clubhouse and limit the number of people in the clubhouse to 2 at a time. If you use any items in the clubhouse like coffee pot, table, refrigerator, simulator, etc. please wipe them with sanitizer wipes when finished including door handles, etc. We realize this could be a pain but an alternate solution would be simply don’t use the clubhouse.

We appreciate your cooperation and we are all hoping this will be over soon.

Take care and hope you and your family stay safe…Benny

Wednesday Night Dinner At the Field

Don’t forget …Wednesday night 4/1/2020 (no joke) dinner will be served at the field! Come out and enjoy the cool breezes of spring as we dine in the great outdoors overlooking the Phil Vance Air Field which will have just been freshly mowed by Pat hand his mower team.. This weeks menu will consists of Bigger Better Burgers with ALL the fixins, potato chips, drink and Chocolate Chip Cookies for desert Umm Umm good!. All this for the low low price of only $5. Dinner will be served promptly at 6:00 pm . Come early to get a good seat. Free parking (valet parking available upon request). Dress (PLEASE). Flying begins whenever …. ’till whenever……and watch another spectacular DOG FIGHT!!!!!

See at the field Bon Apateeto! Mark

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

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