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The Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club (PVMAC) is an AMA Gold Leader Club that operates as a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and enjoyment of R/C model airplane flying. The club is composed of approximately 400 members.

Our clubs field is located in Prado AirPark in Chino, California. The Prado field runway is approximately '800’ x  50’ with enough asphalt pit area to support 30 canopies and features unobstructed flying in all directions. You must either be a PVMAC member or be an AMA member and have obtained a $10 day pass at the prado field to fly there. A 400' flying ceiling is strictly enforced and a fire extinguisher is required.

 

Read more: About The PVMAC

2017  PVMAC Events      
  • Oct 7th Classic Pattern and Swap Meet
    Prado Airpark, Chino CA
  • Dec 3rd Toys for Tots Fly In and Swap Meet
    Prado Airpark, Chino CA

Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club

Big Jolt Featured in Electric Flight Magazine

Electric Flight Magazine March Cover

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

uncle-sam-voteOn 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.

 

 

RC Pilot Magazine Features PVMAC!

If you happen to own or know of a friend that owns one of those nifty new Ipads or Droid tablets, Check out this month’s issue of www.rcpilot.com

This month’s issue has some great articles on many PVMAC members. The front cover and article on Dr. Ken Wagner, Marty Nelson and his P51 Tuskegee Airmen Red tail, Frank Martinez, Bob Mabli, Vinny Russo, Kyle Goodwine and myself.

There is also a great article and photos of your PVMAC Prado Airpark. 

Rumor has it that within the next couple issues they will be having an article on your clubs Vice President Chuck Pozanac. The article will include photos of Chucks business of manufacturing and rebuilding wood Stearman wings.

Check it out.

Thanks, Phil Goodwine

Congress Passes the FAA Modernization and Reform Act!

congressThe FAA Modernization and Reform Act received final congressional approval today as it passed the Senate today with a 75-20 vote.  The bill switches air traffic controllers from Radar to GPS, and opens up the U.S. skies to unmanned drone flights within 4 years.  Modelers and the AMA were concerned that a new bill would impose new restrictions and regulations on model aircraft.  However, with the effort of the AMA and its members, the bill includes provisions that protect model aviation and as such, there are no new restrictions on modelers.  This is Great News!   The Bill is expected to be signed into law by President Obama shortly.  You can read the press release from the AMA here.

 

The Tuskegee Airmen and Marty Nelson Featured

John Reid,  Model Airplane News' West Coast Editor and fellow PVMAC member, has posted a really nice article on his blog on the Model Airplane News site about the  Red Tails, to coincide with the recent release of the Movie, The Red Tails.  At the end of the posting, John dedicates some time to italking about our own Marty Nelson and his very special P-51.  In addition, John posted an video interview  late last year, which I missed, but I've linked to it below in case you missed it too.

Link to Tuskegee Airmen Blog Post on Model Airplane News

Link to John Reid's video Interview with  Marty Nelson
 


Photo is credited to John Reid and Model Airplane News

The 2012 Board Members Elected!

electioncartoonOn Tuesday,December 13th, the PVMAC held its December club meeting at the Chino Community Center, and we had a great turn out, matching last years turn out of 75 PVMAC members, showing up to eat pizza and cast their vote for the 2012 board member.  With a record mebership year having 504 members in 2011,  the 75 members in attendance Tuesday night was more than the requred 10% quarum.  Your PVMAC 2012 board members are Roy Barringer, Tom Marcure, Larry Marsh, Charlie Mitchell, Steve Parola, Chuck Pozanac, Paul Smith, Jim Stout and Phil Goodwine.  

In addition to electing the board members, we  heard several great presentations by members who were trying to get a last minute presentation in for the year end drawing.  Every year, at the last meeting, The PVMAC holds a yearly drawing for a $350 and a $250 Visa gift card.  For each presentation that you make during the year, you receive 1 ticket into the drawing.   Greg Stockdale had the record this year with 7 presentations thus 7 tickets into the drawing; unfortunately he did not win.  Roy Barringer proved you only need one ticket to win, and took home the $350 prize.  2012 promises to be another great year, and the newly elected board members wasted no time,  getting right to work on making the final preperations for the first event of 2012, the  Prado Booth at the AMA Expo on January 6th-8th.

January Membership Meeting: Featuring Horizon Hobby

horizonhobby_logo_433To start the year off right,  the PVMAC will hold is 1st membership meeting of 2012, which again will be host to a special presentation by Horizon Hobby.  This special meeting will be On Wednesday, January 4th, at 7:00 PM at the Chino Hanger of Lady Alice.   If you were at last years January membership meeting with Horizon Hobby, you know we had an amazing turnout and a really good time.  Horizon Hobby was so pleased with it last year, they have decided to do it again.   This year, dinner is being served to the first 150 guests that arrive and receive a dinner ticket.  Dinner  is being catered by Zendejas Mexican restaurant, thanks to a generous Goodwine Aerosports Sponsorship!

This meeting will take the place of our normal second Tuesday of the month meeting. Be sure to bring your own folding chairs or you will be standing, and it can get chili in there as there is a large, open  hangar door, so bring a Jacket. All RC airplane enthusiasts are welcome, you do not need to be a club member to attend. If you need directions to the hangar please see the map below.  Water and soft drinks will be provided by the PVMAC.  Arrive early! You don't want to miss this.  

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Big Jolt 2011 Wrap-Up!

BigJolt2011_BVMJetBig Jolt has been over for almost 2 weeks now, and were just getting around to assembling all the material.   The event was a  BIG Success dispite the 108 degree heat.  We had almost 70 Registered pilots, this year, with many coming from as far away as Arizona.  This year we added a night flying competition, which we had many competitors, as well as spectators turn out for the dazzling night time flying light show.  We also had the speed run, though this year was not as fast as last year due to the heat and wind, but it was sill very fast , with top speeds approaching 190Mph.   Check out the Speed Trials Result Document Here.

We have posted some photos from the event so be sure to check the PVMAC photo gallery, and  John Reid from Model Airplane News posted some videos on ModelAirplaneNews.com

The PVMAC would like to give a BIG THANK YOU! to all of the 2011 Big Jolt Sponsors, who helped make this event such a great success. Like everyone else, these businesses are also having more difficult times these days, but they stepped up to the plate to make some significant donations to make our event a success.   Be sure to show your appriciation by purchasing their products,  which will allow them to stay in business during these difficult times.

Big Jolt 2011 Gold Sponsors

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Upcoming Club Meetings

Club Board of Directors Meeting
Tue Aug 01 @ 07:00PM - 09:00PM
Club General Meeting
Tue Aug 08 @ 07:00PM - 09:00PM

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