From President David,
The February Fun Fly and Swap Meet was a great success. 34 Pilots registered and around 25 sellers had a successful swap meet. Total attendance, including spectators and club members was estimated to be around 250. The event had a positive impact on the club cash flow, and we gained a few new members. Many of our pilots were nationally known and flew a variety of styles from WW1 to 3D, from Scale to FanJets. We had pilots from several local clubs, plus others from Orlando, Ocala, Gainesville, Palm Coast, The Villages and Boynton Beach.
This event would not have happened without the leadership of Mike Setteducati and Bill Scaramellino. They took the initiative and followed through to make this happen. Club members and Mike’s team worked hard on the day of the event but particularly our chef, Byrd Wenman, who along with Judy, Kay and Don cooked at least 120 meals! Thank you!
If you see them around, take time out to thank them, not only for the success of this event, but for stepping up and reminding us how we can all contribute to the growth and success of our club.
Photos courtesy of Bob Barth
DeLand RC Flying Club to host a Fun Fly at the Sterling Sports Complex
Deland, Florida. The DeLand Radio Control Club, home of the Golden Hawks is hosting their annual Fun Fly on Saturday, February 10, 2018, between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Sterling Sports Complex, DeLand, Florida.
Open to the public, the Fun Fly will feature the latest in RC aircraft. Pilots will be flying an array of model aircraft from electric ducted fanjets, helicopters, drones, war birds, and aerobatic planes.
David Shorrock, the Golden Hawks club president said, “We welcome new pilots and those who have been curious about our RC flying club. People of all ages are invited to come out and explore what we have to offer. We’ll have our flight simulator running during the event for anyone who wants to give it a go.”
Lunch will be fired up on the clubs grill and served under the pavilion. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and soda will be served for a donation.
“It will be a relaxing day full of fun, sun and flight. Remember to bring the folding chairs and sunscreen. The family will love it! Pets are welcome but a leash is required. Enjoy a day of flight while watching the area’s RC pilots fly their airplanes in the blue skies over our small piece of DeLand,” Shorrock said.
Admission and parking are free to the public. Sunscreen recommended.
About the DeLand Radio Control Club, home of the Golden Hawks
The DeLand RC Club established in 1987. The DeLand RC Club is a sanctioned by the Academy of Model Aviation. The flying field is located near the Sterling Sports Complex, 1500 Matt Fair Blvd, DeLand, Florida 32724 off Marsh Road east of the airport.
To learn more about the Fun Fly, please contact;
Mike Setteducati, Event Manager – 845-596-0924
Just wanted to show off a couple of the planes that I am running ArduPilot on APM 2.8 and PixHawk in. Hope to get them in the air soon since the weather has been bad!
The road has been repaired by the Airport crew and port-a-john has been uprighted and refreshed.
Y’all can come out and fly again!!!!!