2016 PVMAC Events
Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club
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!
The 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.
Photo is credited to John Reid and Model Airplane News
The 2012 Board Members Elected!
On 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
To 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.
Big Jolt 2011 Wrap-Up!
Big 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.
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
Big Jolt Silver Sponsors:
Lady Alice Featured
Dr. Ken Wagner is a PVMAC Member, and an avid RC pilot and modeler, and has the unique distinction of being proud owner of Lady Alice, a real P-51 Mustang. Dr. Wagner has been very generous to the PVMAC, often donating ride alongs for raffle or auction, which benefit our club tremendously. And if you have ever been to any of our hanger dinners held during our events, you've probably had a chance to sit in the cockpit of this immaculate piece of history. And seeing this museum piece up close, you can't help but feel your in the presence of a true thoroughbred, whose caretaker has treated her as such, with passion, love and devotion. Every aspect of the plane is impeccable, and no details were spared. It reminds me of a glossy concept show car on the podium at the L.A. auto show, except it flies, and Dr. Wagner is at the controls almost every weekend.
Scott Plummer of PlaneVideoArt Productions has produced and narrated a fantastic video featuring Dr. Wagner and his P-51, Lady Alice. If your interested in the history of this P-51, or how Dr. Wagner came to be the proud owner, or what it's like to pilot this stallion, or what its like to ride along, I encourage you to watch this high quality documentary produced for Warbirds on the Net.
2011 IMAC Event writeup on ModelAirplaneNews.com
There is a nice write up of this years IMAC event that just passed on the Model Airplane News website. The write up gives a complete list of all the classes and who the winners were. The article was written by West Coast Senior Editor John Reid and the great photos were provided by Sam wright and Phil Goodwine. Check in out here!