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Scale Squadron Featured in Model Aviation Mag

MA_CoverYou'll definately want to pay particular attention to the June issue of Model Aviation Magazine, which should have already arrived in your mailbox, and is probably sitting there waiting to be read, as mine was.   To my surprise, this issue features  an article about the 2010 Scale Squadron Fly-in, which happens to be hosted by your PVMAC Club at Prado airfield.  Thanks to Randy Wilbur, event organizer and PVMAC Member for writing and submitting this timely article. It has some fantastic photos, and is a great write-up of the event. 

This article should give a huge boost to the 2011 event as this is incredible advertisement.  The 2011 event will be held on June 4-5, and promises to be bigger and better than last years.  Be Sure to check out the event page for more information on the 2011 event.

 

Kyle, Phil and Frank "Winning" at Top Gun 2011!!!

Click to EnlargeUpdated 5/2/11

Congratulations to Kyle and Phil Goodwine, and Frank Harris on taking 3rd in the difficult and new Unlimited class, as well as Best Four Stroke Engine Performance and finally runner up for Peoples Choice for Best Military at Top Gun 2011, with your amazing F4F-4 Wildcat. All the hard work, experience and perseverance has payed in spades.  Phil Goodwine said this about the Unlimited class competition, "The top 3 in this class were seperated by 2 points".

 

As you may already know, Top Gun is a contest put on by world renowned builder Frank Tiano and is designed to find the best RC Scale builder/flyer in the world. If you were at the March club meeting, you got a chance to see the prized airplane, and listen to hopefuls Frank, Phil, and Kyle talk about the daunting task they undertook, and see first hand the level of craftsmanship that is required in order to be competitive and win at Top Gun.    I'm sure there will be more details to come but for now enjoy these beautiful shots of the winning F4F-4 at Top Gun, courtesy of Ken Isaac of RCUniverse.com

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f4f_1thumbf4f_2thumbf4f_3thumbf4f_4thumb Unlimited Scoresheet

Virtual Prado Airpark for RealFlight 5.5

Prado Virtualization ScreenShot
Prado Virtualization ScreenShot
Prado Virtualization ScreenShot

The first 3D virtualization of the Prado Airpark for the RealFlight 5.5 is complete and ready for download.  Real Flight 5.5 is the latest installment from one of the premier RC Simulator providers and airplane kit distributors, Great Planes.  

The virtualization of Prado took some time to get the measurements down and capture the look, so that the feeling is just right. From the lowered fences, the beautiful Chino Hills and San Gabriel Mountains, to the busy pitts on the weekend, the entry ways, 2 wind socks, and Frequency board, its all there.  As with the real Prado Airpark, this simulation features features 5 pilot stations, and 4 entry/exit ways.   The runway is big, and the flying is un-obstructed. 

However, this is a 3D virtualization and not a Photo-realistic one. If your familiar with Real Flight, you know that Real Flight offers both Photo and 3D, and that 3D simulations require a beefier PC to run. So make sure your PC is up to snuff, or turn the detail levels down in order to get the frame rates high enough for smooth flying.

I've been testing it and flying it for a few weeks now, and I cant think of a better way to get some stick time in at the prado Airfield when the sun has gone down, or the weather (or wife) has made it impermissible.  Hope you all enjoy it.

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New PVMAC History Page!

super-sabre-trainer-1We've just added the History of the PVMAC to the website.   This was written by board member Steve Parolla a few months back, and we're just getting around to posting it.  If you've ever wondered how it all began, this is the page you'll want to visit.  Its permanent home is under the "About PVMAC" menu item.  

By the way, the vintage photos of rc magazines and ads featured on the history page are courtesy of http://www.airplanesandrockets.com/,   who graciously allowed me to post a few on our history page.  They have a large collection of old rc magazines and vintage articles up there for you to peruse.  Enjoy.

PVMAC Is An AMA Gold Leader Club!

PVMAC Gold Leader Club AwardThe PVMAC has been accepted as an "AMA Gold Leader Club".  This is great news and very important to your clubs status amongst other clubs and this also means a lot to our local community and to the San Bernardino County Parks Department. Please extend a special “Thank You” to club members Tom Marcure, Greg Stockdale, Steve Parola, Kyle Goodwine, Joni Whitsitt, Sam Wright and others in helping get this accomplished.

In order to recognize the leadership of the best model clubs, the Academy has established the AMA Leader Club Awards. These awards can be earned by any AMA chartered club, by meeting certain standards of community service and activity.
There are three levels of AMA Leader Clubs: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Once a club meets the minimum criteria, it qualifies for different levels based on performance.
AMA has established 6 goals (one goal can be waived) and nine electives to obtain Leader Club status. The ultimate recognition, the Gold level, requires that all goals be met and Each goal must be documented. 

 Congratulations PVMAC!

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.

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings

Club Board of Directors Meeting
Tue Dec 05 @ 07:00PM - 09:00PM
Club General Meeting
Tue Dec 12 @ 07:00PM - 09:00PM

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