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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

2018  PVMAC Events      
  • June 15th-17th Warbirds and Classics Scale Fun fly 
    OCMA Black Star Field, Orange County CA
  • Oct 6th Classic Pattern Contest 
    Prado Airpark, Chino CA
  • Dec 2nd Toys for Tots Fly In and Swap Meet
    Prado Airpark, Chino CA

Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club

Big Jolt 2010 Wrap-up...

sam_wrightbig_joltlogoSmallThe West Coast Big Jolt started mid-afternoon Thursday when the big rig RVs started rolling in. Vendors and pilots staged their spots in the overnight camping area and vendors set up their booths in the assigned spaces. All went smoothly and registration opened bright and early at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning. By mid-day, 14 vendors had staged their booths in the horse shoe shaped vendor area facing the flight line.

Pilots who arrived early grabbed the neat asphalt pits with imbedded tie downs for their canopies. The pit area had been extended into graded soil and fortunately accommodated all 85 pilots and 156 aircraft. Open flying Friday opened at 8:30am with sessions blocked out for 3D and helicopters.The helicopter count was low and may be excluded next year to allocate more time to open flying. Aerobatic aircraft flew in the open session but were not able to hover block the race track pattern. This worked out well and during their specific 3D window, they could hover and do all the other cool maneuvers that they demonstrate.

Friday night ended with a successful pilot mixer with Buffalo wings, Johnson Brats, and French fries made in the hangar. About 60 pilots, wives, crews and significant others enjoyed the aviation atmosphere in the hangar at the Chino airport. Our host were Sam Wright, Gordon Truax, and Ken Wagner. Ken or Wag’s owns the beautiful P-51 lady Alice.

Saturday went off on time with the national anthem and the same schedule spotlighted by the noon airshow featuring an EDF Jet speed run with speeds over 225 mph recorded. That awesome demonstration was followed by the PR-1 Pogo pylon racer from horizon. This is a new electric spec class in the NMPRA. These little hot rods screamed around two pylons 400’apart at 95 to 115 mph.

Saturday evening was again in the hangar only with sit down tables and table cloths for a great BBQ Beef, Pork, and Chicken dinner, with baked beans, salads and rolls. Of course the soft drinks and cold beer flowed throughout the evening. The evening was topped off with a super auction and the top item was a ride in the lady Alice P-51.

Sunday started early, and a nice touch was some soft Christian music followed by the national anthem and open flying. Around 2:30 we pulled raffle items and awarded the pilots the awards. The awards were based on the type of the aircraft and popularity.

John Reed from Model Airplane News did on line videos and interviews and posted them the next day on line with some great footage of the event. (Click Here To View)

Model Airplane News, ZAP Adhesives, Hobby People and Horizon were major sponsors and really supported the event and the growth of the electric flight aspects of this great hobby. The weather cooperated with 7 to the mid 80s with plenty of sun. Soft breezes came up around 2:30 but were right down the runway as always.

A few things we tried that were very successful was the addition of the halontronic-1 Halonfire extinguishers on the flight line and our newly constructed AC and DC charging station with Lipo sacks provided by Xtreme power Systems. We also had a 5 gallon salt waterbucket that claimed about 6 battery packs for the entire 3 day event.

Over all the pilots seemed to understand the care of Lipo batteries and all flew well with only two minor mid airs between some foam aircraft.

We learned a lot this year and Phil Goodwine, myself the CD, and the rest of the Big Jolt crew in those green vests will fine tune the event for 2011. Next year we anticipate over 100 plus pilots and will have a refined form of online registration and that also will qualify for an assigned pit number on a first come first serve basis. On behalf of the president and entire membership of the Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club, offers a special thank you and gratitude is extended to all the pilots and vendors that supported our first year effort for a West Coast Electric RC Experience.

Lastly, a hats off to the tremendous support of all of our sponsors who provided products and event sponsorship. Without your support, this event would not be possible.

Thank you,

Sam Wright, Big Jolt Contest Director

Model Airplane News Coverage

Big Jolt Coverage on YouTube.

PVMAC Photo Gallery Has been Added!

 

 

New Photos from the Jerry Ortego Memorial Scale Fly In

ww1_airplane_2010Pictures from the Jerry Ortego Memorial Scale Fly In that took place back on June 5th and 6th have finally been posted.  These fantastic photos are courtesy of our clubs very own Marty Nelson, whom you will often see at just about every club event with his trusty camera in hand.  There are over 300 pics to browse through for this event.  Thanks again Marty for sharing these fantastic photos.  Click on the link here, which will take you to our photo gallery, and find the Jerry Ortego Album.

2010 3D Deflection and Freestyle Event: Wrap Up

The first event of the season is behind us, and it was a great success, setting the pace for the rest of the year. There were about 25 die hard pilots taking Friday off to come out and fly. Saturdays turnout was even stronger with 41 pilots.  Although it was windy at times, this did not stop any of the seasoned pilots from showing their right stuff.  The  event was incedent free, with only a couple of deadsticks.  Many photos from the event are up in the gallery, and many more are rolling in, so check back often. Speaking of Rolling in,  it seems that the most popular maneuver out there was the rolling harrier, and almost all the polots were able and willing to demonstrate their proficiecy in this maneuver....in 12-15mph wind. 

Thanks to the sponsors, Ace Hobbies, DW Foamies, Desert Aircraft, Air Wild, Hobbie Club USA, E-Power, and 3-D Hobby Shop for making this event possible. The 35% Yak courtesy of Thunder Tiger/ACE went to Ground Pounder Bill. The 29% Edge 540 courtesy of Airwild Hobbies went to 10 year old Robbie and the DA-50R went to Jason Benson. Also, a huge thanks goes out to volunteers for making sure this event was pulled off without a glitch.

We're also in the process of tracking down the complete list of plaque winners, so check back here soon for the results.

Check out the Photo Gallery here, (you'll need to click on the 3D Full Deflection and Freestyle 2010 gallery)
Also, here is a Video of the event, Friday only though....

 

New List Aerobatic Maneuvers...

skipstewartSo who is excited about the 3-D Full deflection and Free Style Event that is happening at our Prado Field on May 21st and 22nd?  Well I am for one, and since I've never been to one of these events, I thought I'd bone up on some of the maneuvers that I might be seeing at the event.  I began compile a small list of maneuvers and the descriptions, thinking that maybe others might be intereted as well.  Anyhow, I kind of got carried away and created a monster of a list with over 60 maneuvers with descriptions and youtube videos back them up.  Now I doubt that we will see all 60 of these, but I know I learned a lot about the creative maneuvers that pilots are doing these days, and am hoping to get out to the field and try some of them. Second thought I'd better hit the Simulator first. 

Enjoy the list Here.     

RC Hobby Hauler

Club member Victor Noiron, with his company RC Hobby Hauler Trailer Manufacturing, has gotten in the business of producing quality RC ailrplane trailers.  I've seen this trailer first hand and it looks like a fantastic setup.  Some of the standard features include a battery with 110v and 12v outlets for charging and other needs, a place to store a generator, rear work bench area with storage, 2 levels of airplane storage with adjustable shelving, and lighting through-out. He even offers an option for custom graphics. So if you have a few large aircraft, and want to take them to the field without removing the wings, this may be the trailer for you.  Check out the posted video and call Victor with RC with any questions at 626-422-7110.

Mission Accomplished! Cleanup Successful.

I want to “THANK” these 32 individuals
that volunteered their time to clean up
your Prado Airfield, on Saturday 4/3/10.
**(Indicates NON – PVMAC member HELPING OUT)**

7 ¼ % of your PVMAC Membership helped out !

Roy Barringer,Paul Bowman,Tom Callahan,Sean Canavan,Joe Chirco,Carrie Concha,Russ Donnelly,**Mark Ferreira**,Steve Gamble,Beth Goodwine,Kyle Goodwine,Phil Goodwine,Dean Heckert,Jerry Heimowitz,Bill Johnson,Tim Johnson,Mike Keeshen,Tom Marcure,Ken McSpadden,Charlie Mitchell,Jerry Ou,Chuck Pozanac,Matt Robison,Manuel Rodriguez,Anthony Schneller,Richard Smith,Gregg Stockdale,Jim Stout,Tom Thompson ,Robin Weddell ,Steve Winterbottom and Sam Wright
(Arranged in alphabetical order by last name)

Club President
Phil Goodwine

Prado Field Gets A New Rules Board

The Prado field rules board has been removed from the frequency area, and has been edited, reprinted, and mounted next to the diplay cases on the container.   In addition the frequency board has been reduced in overall size while and has and is now removable so that we can relocate it when we have special events.  This is in a effort allow for better visibility of the runway from the pits area.  All pilots should make sure to read the rules again to familiarize yourself with the the field rules.  These rules are here to make the club a safe  place to fly at. Click on the images below to see larger versions of them, and you can even read the rules.

 

New World Record for Fastest RC Jet!

World Record ImageOn January 26, 2010, Guinness World Records awarded Axel Hache of the Dominican Republic and David Shulman of the USA the new world record for fastest remote controlled jet powered model aircraft when they piloted their turbine powered rc plane to an average of 337.18 MPH.  The jet was flown at the Hobbyland airfield in the Dominican Republic on January 17, 2010, and achieved a maximum speed of 345.23 MPH down wind.  The record breaking plane is a JMP Firebird equipped with an AMT Olympus HP turbine engine generating over 50Lbs of thrust. 

Now for the bad news.  AMA rules (link to rules) stipulate that turbine powered aircraft shall not exceed 200 MPH and turbine engines shall not exceed 45lbs of static thrust. Also the PVMAC strictly prohibits the use of turbine powered aircraft at our fields.  So unfortunately, I don't think we will be seeing any record breaking attempts at our local fields.  Congratulations though to Axel and David though for their accomplishment.  Check out the video below, it's unreal and the plane is way too fast for my thumbs.

Upcoming Club Meetings

Club Board of Directors Meeting
Tue Dec 04 @ 07:00PM - 09:00PM
Club General Meeting
Tue Dec 11 @ 07:00PM - 09:00PM

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