2015 PVMAC Events
Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club
Yuneec At Upcoming March Club Meeting
At the March general meeting, which will be on Tuesday March 10th at 7pm, Ryan Kephart a Tech Support Manager at Yuneec Electric Aviation will be on hand to answer questions and give a demonstration of the Yuneec multirotor technology. This is a unique opportunity (pun intended) to find out more about what all the buz is about with multirotor aircraft. Check out http://yuneec.com/
Please come out and support your club, and learn about something new.
As usual it will be at the Chino Community building
5443 B Street.
Chino, Ca 91710
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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.
Click Below to read the rest of the Meeting Recap
Wings Over Prado April 24-26 2015
The PVMAC is proud to announce that we will be bringing back an event that has been on haitus for the last couple years. The Wings Over Prado, (Formerly Wings Over Chino), is a scale RC aircraft fly-in that willl be held on Friday April 24th through Sunday April 26th 2015 and features all scale warbirds, scale civilian, scale edf Jets, and Sport Scale Aircraft
Landing fee is just $30 and is an AMA Sanctioned Event so current AMA membership is required. Our snack bar will be open for breakfast and lunch serving up good tasting hot food, and ice cold drinks. A Saturday night banquet will be held at the field, stay tuned for the menu announcement.
We will be providing a manned central charging station with power for up to 16 chargers, each with 12v/16 Amps of output. Vendors will also be onsite showing the latest and greatest electric RC products.
Awards will be presented for Best Detailed ARF, Military, Civilian, EDF jet, Biplane, Multi engine, Peoples choice and Presidents award.
Overnight on-site Dry Camping is available for a $10/Day fee, or you may try to reserve a Full Hookup camping spot at Prado Regional Park, which is less than 2 miles away or reserve one of the Hotels are nearby.
Please check back for further details.
Event Sponsors to Be announced
2015 Membership Information
The Membership page has been updated with the new 2015 forms. You must get your renewal form and dues in by December 31, 2014 to fly on January 1st, 2015.
Please read the following information as it pertains to membership renewals for 2015.
- The membership renewal period for 2015 ends January 11, 2015
- Any past PVMAC member that did not renew in 2014 will be considered a new member and pay the New membership rate of $80 plus the $120 initiation fee for a total of $200 .
- New members will pay $80 for a new membership and an additional $120 initiation fee for a total of $200.
- Any membership application received without the correct payment amount included will be returned to the sender.
- All 2015 renewals must be postmarked on or before January 11, 2015, with the correct amount of $80 included. 2015 Renewals will NOT be accepted after January 11, 2015 . If you do not send your 2015 renewal in by January 11, 2015, you will be considered a new member and pay the new membership rate of $80 plus the $120 initiation fee for a total of $200
- If you mail in your renewal membership, it must be postmarked by January 11, 2015 to receive the renewal rate.
- Any membership application received without the correct payment amount included will be returned to the sender. Any membership re-turned for insufficient payment will not be considered received by the deadline unless the application and correct payment is returned by the deadline.
In addition, the PVMAC rules and regulations Page has been updated, and you will definatly want to make sure you read them.
As with last year, you must have a fire extinguisher in the pit area in order to fly. Read about the new Fire Extinguisher requirement here.
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.
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