MVF Pylon Race Saturday June 14, 2014

MVF Pylon Race Saturday June 14, 2014

Pylons will be spaced 300 ft. apart. We will fly 2, 3, or 4 planes in each heat (depends on how many planes are entered). Each heat will consist of five laps around the pylons. 5 points will be awarded for first place, 3 points for second place, 2 points for third place, and 1 point for fourth place. One point will be deducted for the first pylon cut. Pilots will be disqualified after 2 pylon cuts. There will be a minimum of two heats. Points will be totaled and winners announced. All race starts will be racehorse starts.

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Club Meeting May 17th, 2014

The next club meeting will be held this Saturday May 17th, 2014 at our field. This meeting is very important as we will be nominating members for new officers. Current members will be allowed to nominate someone to the following positions President, Vice President, Secretary  and Treasurer. The election will take place during the June meeting. As a reminder to all club members, our meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. The field will be open for flying immediately following adjournment of the meeting.

Fun Fly April 19, 2014

The fun fly was a great success with 11 pilots demonstrating their flying skills.  Greg Fashano won the spot landing and timed event.  Paul Skog won the nitro loop roll loop event edging Rafael by 1 second.  Rafael Osaba won the electric loop roll loop event.  Had to go to a playoff round with Ted Bills to win. Great competition.

    Tom Potter did an excellent job cooking up some delicious food.  The raffle was also a great success too.  Many items were donated by local shops.  A special thank you to Hobby People (Murrieta), Hobby Town U.S.A., and Dynamics Hobbies.  Our next event is Warbird over Menifee.

MVF Spring Swap Meet Saturday, April 5th, 2014 at the flying field

 I hope everyone had the opportunity to clean their garages and workshops and bring their excess RC airplanes and related equipment to be sold at the MVF Spring Swap Meet event Saturday, April 5th. Gate will be open around 6:30 AM. There is a $5:00 seller fee. Please bring your own tables or tarps, club tables will only be used to setup for the people that want to fly. This event is open to other clubs and the general public. Flying will be allowed at the field during the swap meet (must have up-to-date AMA membership card).

A day at the RC Swap Meet

A day at the RC Swap Meet

UFO's over Menifee better known as Night Flying!

Did you know every first Saturday of each month beginning at dusk MVF holds night flying. That is right night flying, if you have never seen it you and your kids will love it. Our members adorn their remote control planes with led light strips and send them up into the night sky. The view is spectacular and has often been mistaken for UFO's in the past not kidding. Well if you see some bright unidentified flying objects over the foothills in Menifee come investigate. The atmosphere is friendly so come out watch and learn a little about RC aircraft. Thank you Eric Eckman for this spectacular flight of your T-28 below, I only had to duck a couple times to get the shot J/K AWESOME!

MVF Heritage Lake Float Fly Highlights 2013

MVF Heritage Lake Float Fly Highlights 2013

 Man-O-Man what a great event today. I think we had one of our best turnouts ever. If you came and watched you surely were not disappointed. I can tell you I know I have never seen so many ICON A5's in one location ready to fly. This plane has stolen the float flying market with it's cool looks and easy of use, no pontoons needed here. The retrieval tug boats put on a nice showing with plenty of recoveries for some wary pilots who found their planes in the drink and unresponsive LoL Oops maybe better flying next time. We do appreciate the effort and skill not to mention courage to try this type of flying.  We had fun and we sure hope you did too, if you missed the event take a sneak peak at some of the cool pictures below. We hope to be back next year for another great float fly event. Look for more information on the official tally and results from this event in our next newsletter.

 

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