2016 PVMAC Events
Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club
February 2015 Club Meeting Recap
As you know, we have our monthly PVMAC club meetings which are held on the second Tuesday of every month at the Chino Community Building at 7pm. We usually only get about 10% attendance, which is not great for a club of this size. It would be great if we had greater attance by our members to show their support for the club and what their elected board is doing to keep our club beautifly maintained, safe and open for flying. We realize that its not feasible for some to attend, so we will try to recap the discussions and post them here on the website on a monthly basis.
I apologize in advance if I got your name wrong or mispelled.
Minutes From January meeting were read by president Chuck Pozanac
Minutes from January.
- We had 40 members attend in January
- Officers (board members) will remain the same as previous year as voted by members in December
- Membership is at 376 as of January 13.
- Signed up 9 new members at AMA, and our booth was a huge success. lots of volunteers.
- Broken window at snackshack will be repaired And Wood panel Placed to prevent entering through window.
- Weeds at prado will be sprayed very soon.
- Joni presented the wings over Prado
- Tom Marcure said we will only be using the new membership form for the rest of the year.
- It was reported that there is district 10 scholarship money and we need to do a better job of getting the word out.
- Steve Parole went home with $75
- The PVMAC Newsletter editor has resigned and we are need of a new newletter editor.
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Celebrate Nation Model Aviation Day, August 17, 2013
7th Annul Scale Squadron Fly-in Photos posted
The 7th annual Scale Squadron Fly In, which was hosted by both the Scale squadron of Southern California and the PVMAC at Prado has come and gone, and event was a great success. There was a great turn out with close to 70 registered pilots that weekend, and as usual, there were some amazing scale airplanes in the air and on the ground.
In case you missed it, or you want to relive the weekend,
I've posted some picks of just some of the impressive airplanes from the event, which you can CHECK OUT HERE...
2013 7th Annual Scale Fly-In
The Scale Squadron of Southern California presents the 7th Annul Scale Fly-In on June 7-8-9, 2013 at our premier Prado flying Field in Chino, Ca. This event is open to all Scale or stand-off planes, and will include Sport Scale, Built Up , ARFs, Kits, electric, glow, Gas and EDF Jets. Turbines and profile Aircraft are not included.
Download the flyer here or check out all the info below.
Pre-Registration is now open! Click here to get signed up today. PayPal is required.
- Prado Filed Info And Directions
- Hotels Near Prado Airpark
- Prado Regional Park Info & Camping Reservations
- Places Near Prado
- Air Museums
Sponsors For the Scale Fly In
10 Questions featuring Oscar Furlong
It has been a while since we have done a 10 questions Posting, and to be honest its difficult to get folks to offer their time to answer the questions. Oscar Furlong however, was gracious enough to spend a few minutes answering these questions. Oscar Furlong is a frequent flyer at the Norton field, and has been a PVMAC member for 5 years. Oscar also attends most monthly Club meetings, and while in attendace at these meetings, he seems to win something.
- Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a motorcycle mechanic running a small shop with my two sons.
- How long have you been flying model airplanes?
I have been in the hobby for 9 years. My dad used to buy me plastic models when I was a kid.
- What was the first airplane you flew and how did it go?
When I was 7, I made my own kites and rockets, but my first RC was a cox cesna 182. I bought it on 1998 but I didn't fly it until 2003, and crashed it, of course. 3 months later I found an RC instructor at a local hobby store and he tought me to fly.
- What types of planes do you fly most of the time and why? (i.e. Scale. Sport, EDF, IMAC, Pylon, Float, 3D, Giant, etc.)
3d, scale, edf's and helicopters, but now I focus on helis.
- What is/are your most favorite aspects about being involved in this hobby?
Building, I really like to build, and then see if it fly.
- Tell me about the airplane you enjoy flying most today?
A 25% cap 232 gasoline, and a EDF hobbyking foammy shark
- What's the best memory you have since becoming involed in this hobby?
too many, but all the events at the field are a great memories,Too many, but all the events at the field are a great memories.
- What is the biggest mistake you've made (in the Hobby), and what did you learn from it?
I crashed a very nice P-47 because I did not check the receiver battery. Now i really take care of the batteries
- What are you working on now?
An ultimate biplane 85cc gas engine.
- If you could fly in any real airplane, what would it be and why?
I am planing on helicopter flight training to fly ultralight Helicopters. Why? because the price of a small heli is like a big SUV, and I can transport in a trailer and storage it in my back yard. Oh, and I like helis.
Tribute to the Goodwine Family
Your Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to pay special tribute to a PVMAC family that is responsible for your club being what it is today. We are of course talking about the Goodwine Family.
Phil Goodwine, our past president and chairman deserves the highest recognition for his work, effort and financial contribution to the PVMAC. Phil ran the club like a true professional and our past events under Phil’s leadership are a testament to his dedication and effort. His drive to make the PVMAC the best club in Southern California and possibly the country is well known and very much appreciated. Most members don’t realize the time and effort it takes to run a club of our size. As President and Chairman, Phil held down two full time jobs – his business, Goodwine Glass and the PVMAC. Over the past six years, Phil spent many hours on field maintenance, upgrading our flying sites and making our events the fantastic events they were. There were also countless times that Phil made trips to Prado to take care of one problem or another. Finally, Phil always volunteered his time and effort to hang airplanes for the AMA Expos. This saved the club $125 every year for the cost of our booth. You can be sure that the cost to do this was more than the $125 it saved the club, but for Phil that was just his way of giving back to the hobby that he and Kyle enjoy. All in all Phil’s effort on behalf of the PVMAC was a twenty-four hour job for which he put forth 100% effort all six years of his tenure.
Next we would like to thank Beth Goodwine. Beth spent much of the last six years filling the positions of Secretary and Membership Director. Both of these tasks were a big demand on her time and effort. There is much more to both these jobs than most of us realize and Beth performed both of these jobs to the fullest extent possible. What most members do not know is the countless hours of time and effort Beth put into running the snack bar. Purchasing the food, cooking and serving the food, and taking the entire dirty dish collection home after an event to wash them. Phil usually ran our events, but the snack bar was always all Beth. Yes Beth would usually have volunteers helping her at events, but that really is a small portion of the responsibility of running the snack bar. Most of us never saw the other 80% of the effort it takes to maintain and run the snack bar. Beth always did it without complaint and she did a tremendous job.
Finally there is Kyle. Anytime something needed to be done at the field, Kyle was always there with Phil making it happen. Kyle ran the raffle at the club meetings and was always involved in the club. How many of us in the club benefited from Kyle’s knowledge and help with their airplane. How many of us relied on Kyle to maiden our airplanes and trim them for us. The simple answer is many members. There is a good reason that Kyle was chosen to be a Horizon Hobby Team Pilot. It is the time and effort he puts forth to help others in this hobby. Kyle should be an example to us all as to what a club member should be.
We have tried to put into words what the participation of the Goodwine family has meant to the PVMAC. However no words are really adequate to express our appreciation for everything the Goodwines did to make the PVMAC what it is today and the envy of other model airplane clubs. Thank you Phil, Beth and Kyle for all your effort and support.
The Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club Board of Directors.
Big Jolt Featured in Electric Flight Magazine
If you were at this years Big Jolt event, you may have noticed John Reid, the West Coast Senior Editor for Model Airplane News and Electric Flight Magazine, running around to chat with the pilots and take some photos and video.
When I downloaded the March 2013 digital issue of Electric Flight Magazine yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to see what John was up to while he was at our event. John wrote a beautiful 4 page spread, including tons of Photos. And If you subscribe to the Digital edition, there is great interview with Sam Wright, the CD of this event. If your a print subscriber, you can get to the video interview with a built in QR code link which you can scan with your smart phone. In 2010, John featured a video interview with Sam on the Model Airplane News Blog, but I believe the is the first time our Big Jolt event has been covered in a national publication.
If you have a subscription to either Electric Flight or Model Airplane News or you read his blog, you will know that John often reviews new model airplanes. You probably also notice that many of the field testing for these reviews take place at one of our fields at either Prado or Norton. Not only is John a member of our Club but he is a huge supporter of it. He Comes to most of our events, which are often featured in his blog, and he often mentions our club in his articles when he is at our field writing his reviews. This time he's shown his support by featuring a nice writeup of the Big Jolt event. I'm sure next years turn out will be even bigger because of it.
Thanks for the nice write up John, The PVMAC appriciates it.
Show your support....If you don't have a subscription to Electric Flight or Model Airplane News, be sure to grab one now and enjoy the Big Jolt article and other great articles every month from John Reid and and others.
2013 Board Member Elections: Dec. 11th
On Tuesday December 11th, 2012, you will have opportunity to vote for who will represent your club for 2013. At the October membership meeting, the club nominated 9 individuals for 9 Board Positions, 8 of which are current board members. The 9 nominations are Roy Barringer, Tom Marcure, Larry Marsh, Charlie Mitchell, Steve Parola, Chuck Pozanac,Jim Stout, Greg Stockdale and Phil Goodwine.
At the end of 2012, Paul Smith is stepping down as a member of the Board of Directors. The PVMAC Members and its board would like to thank Paul Smith for his many years of volunteering his time and for his service on the Board of Directors and as the Norton Flying site representative. Without Paul and just a small handful of others like him, the club would be what it is today. We need more people like him who are willing to volunteer a small amount time in support of our club.
The elections will be held at our December 11th club meeting, which in case you have never attended, is always held on the second Tuesday of every month at the Chino Community building, located at 5443 "B" Street, Chino, CA 91710 (click for Google Maps)
We would love to see a record turnout in support of your club, as we need a quarum in order to hold elections, which is 10% or 49 members of the club in attendance. Your Current membership ID is required to cast your vote.
In addition, at this meeting we will be celebrating this years PVMAC achevements, and Pizza will be served.
This is also a great opportunity to renew your membership for 2013 as well.