I was out of town this past week and
missed the club meeting. From what I have heard it was a
good meeting. A large part of the meeting was discussing
Safety at the flying field and the use of frequency
pins. John Moll conducted the meeting and he forwarded
his notes of the meeting to me which I will include with
this newsletter. Thanks John for the excellent notes.
Our club is growing. Looking at the Membership list we
have ten (10) new members since the first of the year
with several more coming on board before the end of the
year. Some of the new members are experienced flyers and
some are just getting into the hobby and are anxious to
learn. Lets make this a positive experience for them and
help them as much as possible. The Wednesday night
"Student Night" has been a success. When the weather has
been corporative there have been five or six students
showing up to fly. Several of these students are almost
ready to solo.
Several members of the club along with some R/C car people
went to the Garden Gate Assisted Living Facility in
June. We had a static display of airplanes, flew
electric airplanes and ran the R/C cars for the
residents. Garden Gate furnished the refreshments.
They had a great time watching the airplanes,cars and
talking to the club members. I think the Tri-county
Flyers left a positive impression on them. They asked if
we would come back sometime in the fall and I agreed
that we would. I think the club members had as much fun
as the residents.
Below are the notes that John took at the meeting.
Seems like we had a pretty good meeting tonight. The
is a synopsis of what we talked about. We opened the
exactly 1830 hrs.
The following were
present. Tom Brooks, Charlie Harris, Curtis
Bost, Jim Hauck, Ken Whitfield, John Solon, Jerry Lesley,
Armbrust and John Moll.
Treasures report. $1277.61
in the bank and $16.79 in loose change.
Just paid Norm for cutting the grass this week.
Safety. Frequency Pins.
John Solon is going to make a couple of signs
to put on the pit fences to remind people to check for their
frequency pin before turning their radio on. Their was a lot
for impounding the radios, because, they did not want to
have to go to
the frequency impound to get their radio when they wanted to
want everyone to rely on self discipline when using your
It was also suggested that
when flying to check if someone else
was on an adjacent frequency. Jerry and Norm said that they
interfered with when someone was on say 45 when they were on
something like that. They seemed to think that there should
than one channel between radios being used. I personally
have never had
Also another suggestion
was to paint the channel 20 pin red to
Runway Maintenance. John
Solon, Ken Whitfield, Norm A. and myself will
get together to set a work day during the week to finish the
John S. said that we didn't need a big detail to do it and
every time we
try to set something up that there is some interference from
somebody will not be there or other. I won't be back before
July, so maybe it will be done before I get back.
Garden Gate Asst. Living.
Norm said he suggested to the director over
there that if they could transport those people to the field
see a real air show instead of static display.
Lastly we had a pretty
spirited discussion about the electric flyers
launching from the edge of the pits instead of infront of
fence. Jerry complained and I think he is right that they
further out on the field so that they do not endanger people
who are out
on the pilot stands flying. Jerry mentioned a couple of
times that the
electrics have come very close to people that are on the
We adjourned the meeting at