Events

“Events” contain the events and/or functions shown on the club “calendar”, but in ascending order, with the last event or function first at the top of the list. Each event/function listed may contain the event flyer, photos, promotional articles, etc..



The Annual Club Christmas Party is scheduled for Tuesday 12-11-18. (details to follow)


10-14-18 posting:     The Fall Field Winter Prep was held as scheduled on Saturday morning 10-13-18 starting at approx. 8:00am. Larry C. was there early organizing the plan of the day.  Dave B. had the kitchen set-up and the coffee brewing with the donuts on stand by for those who didn’t yet have their breakfast at home. There were some members already in action moving tables making room for the shelter enclosure build, and also the tractor was on it’s way to the field driven by Mike S. , all by 8:00 am. There was a continuous incoming flow of club members most of them were there by 8:30am with tools in hand and ready for action.  Larry C.  had the members banding together in teams; some working on rebuilding three old start up tables in dire need of repair and one picnic table also in need of repair, some transporting the dis-assembled shelter walls, some repairing the damaged walls, and another team erecting the walls. In the mean time the grille was lit and the food was being prepared by Pat D. & Dave B. and ready to be served by 10:45am. By then, the teams were basically complete with their assignments and ready to chow down. Another mission that was accomplished, the kitchen pantry, fridge, and freezer were cleared out of food and served at a very reasonable price–“donation”. Dave B. and Maria B. were going to return Sunday for the final clean up the grille, fridge, and freezer in preparation for the winter shut down . There were a couple of odds and ends on the shelter, that were taken care of by some members after the meal. The weather started off in the morning as forecast-ed (which was a good working temp) but later at meal time the wind picked up and the temp seemed to drop, changing the plans for those who brought their planes to fly afterwards. So at this point, all club members were ready to leave by approx. 12:30. It was a great day and a lot was accomplished.

The club members there enjoyed the camaraderie of being there and working with their fellow club members. Typically , and as usual, the guys were in their jovial mood, razzing each other and it seemed everyone there had their turn in the “Barrel”….all in great fun. A big THANK YOU ALL for your effort in making this a great day.

Photos by Herb Mills below

photos by Rattlesnake below

The Field Winter prep  is scheduled for Saturday 10-13-18 at the RCCD flying field.                           (Rain Date: 10/15)  

All the long range weather forecasts projects…Saturday 10/13,  20% / 0 in, Intervals of clouds and sunshine, High 51F, Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Keep in mind this is long range and the weather may change as we get closer to the 13th. The 8:00 am start looks like the following.

8:00 am 38.8 °F 36 °F 34.4 °F 84% Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy 16% 0 in 4 mph N 50% 30.02in

Larry Chaltron has scheduled the start time at 8:00 am to do the winter prep and to erect the winter shelter enclosure. Bring your warm clothes, gloves, hand tools, hammer, battery power drill, pry bars, rakes, shovels, etc.

Weather permitting…….Dave and Maria Beigas will have coffee and donuts there to start………….and at approx. 10:00 to 10:30 am they will follow up with a gourmet Grilled serving of hamburgers and tube steak (hot dogs), with soft drinks, bottled water, and potato chips. The pantry, fridge and freezer has to be completely cleaned out for the winter, so all the food and drinks will be available at tremendously reduced prices.

” HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE “

 


9-9-18 posting:   The Tom Brett Memorial Pattern Contest started off with the practice day as scheduled on Friday 9-7-18. Early Friday morn the boundary lines were laid out on the field, then the practice commenced followed by a lunch. After practice Friday evening, the landing strip area was re-mowed with the mower blades lowered to the minimum setting to accommodate the small wheels of the pattern planes. The weather forecast  for the weekend was not very favorable. Saturday was breezy and cool but was better then the forecast for Sunday. It was decided that it would be better to take advantage of Saturday’s weather and try to fit the complete flying schedule in on Saturday. Thanks to the effort of all the fliers, and our kitchen crew serving lunches in shifts that “mission was accomplished”. The flying skills of the contestants  were called to order to spite the breezy conditions. The flying scheduled for Sunday was cancelled, and the awards were handed out Saturday. It was a good event and a great showing of the camaraderie among the contestants.  A big “THANK YOU” to Peter VanHeusden for his effort in this event and all he does for the club.

To see the photos of the event, left click on the underlined link below:

Pictues of Event

9-4-18 Added flyer:   Tom Brett Memorial Pattern Contest_2018-2

The Tom Brett Memorial Pattern Contest is scheduled for Fri/Sat/Sun  9-7, 9-8, 9-9, 2018 held at the RCCD flying field.

Friday is practice day, Saturday and Sunday are event days. This sanctioned event is open to any AMA member to compete in the NSRCA pattern classes. For further information regarding NSRCA (the National Society of Radio Controlled Aerobatics),  event classes and their maneuvers … click on this link….  https://www.nsrca.us/


RCCD-RHM4S-2018-1 7-22-18

The 2nd Annual Russell Hope-4-stroke Memorial Fly was held as scheduled on Saturday 8-4-18. The weather was excellent for flying. The sky was picture perfect blue with a few clouds accenting the aircraft as they peppered the sky above the Wetzel Memorial Flying Field. The attendance was great with many of the RCCD club fliers along with the visiting club fliers, their families and their crews. The bleachers were filled with spectators and visitors brought in by many well placed signs along the roadways leading to our field. The kitchen was in full operation led by Dave & Maria with the outstanding help of Pat, Theo, Patti, and Eunice.    A hardy Thank You to the event director Chris Singer, co-director Mike Schafka, flight boss Gordon Gibbons, and the ground crew.

The generous gifts of the all the sponsors of the event will be remembered by all.

2018 4-STROKE RALLY #1of 3 PHOTOS BY GEORGE DUDEK

2018 4-STROKE RALLY #2of 3 PHOTOS BY GEORGE DUDEK

2018 4-STROKE RALLY #3of 3 PHOTOS BY GEORGE DUDEK

2018 4-STROKE RALLY PHOTOS BY JOHN BUSH 1

2018 4-STROKE RALLY PHOTOS BY JOHN BUSH 2

2018 4-STROKE RALLY PHOTOS BY JOHN BUSH 3

2018 4-STROKE RALLY PHOTOS BY JOHN BUSH 4

2018 4-STROKE RALLY PHOTOS BY JOHN BUSH 5

2018 4-STROKE RALLY PHOTOS BY JOHN BUSH 6

2018 4-STROKE RALLY PHOTOS BY JOHN BUSH 7

2018 4-STROKE RALLY PHOTOS BY JOHN BUSH 8

2018 4-STROKE RALLY PHOTOS BY JOHN BUSH 9

2018 4-STROKE RALLY PHOTOS BY JOHN BUSH 10

The 2nd Annual Russell Hope-4-stroke Memorial Fly is scheduled for Saturday 8-4-18  held at the RCCD flying field.


The Club Fun Fly , Club Project planes, Steak out & C/L Event was held as scheduled on Saturday 7-21-18. The attendance and participation was light due to the all day threatening weather. Unfortunately there was rain and no shine. The fun fly event was interrupted throughout the day due to the off and on rain showers. Those who participated in the fun fly were awarded prizes. The fun fly director, Jim Lundberg did an outstanding job organizing and running the event.    There were a few club project planes entered in the fun fly. The control line event was canceled.     The rain stopped just before 4:30, when the steak dinner was served. The culinary group Jerry Laperriere, Dave and Maria Biegas set-up the kitchen, grilled the steaks and worked the kitchen, and cleaned up, and Patty Fitch prepared the delicious potato salad and desserts. All combined, they did an outstanding job.

The Club Fun Fly , Club Project planes, Steak out & C/L Event is scheduled for Saturday 7-21-18 held at the RCCD flying field–rain or shine. This was confirmed at the club meeting held on 7-19-18.

RCCD Club Fun-Fly Announcement 7-21-18

This is also our Steak Cook Out. The dinner will be served starting at 4:30 pm.

Let Jerry Laperriere know if you’re coming.

The price this year is $10.50 per dinner.  This is the same as last year.

Dinner will be the 8oz sirloin steak along with potato salad, tossed salad with a choice of dressings, a hot vegetable and a desert.

Coffee and soft drinks will be available.

Please get your request for a reservation in by Thursday the 19th of July (the meeting night ).

You may also E-Mail him at …             jplaperriere@wowway.com

I look forward to seeing all of you there.

Peter

RCCD President


The Field Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday 7-14-18 held at the RCCD flying field. (details to follow) Cancelled


RCCD Big Bird 2018 flyer

The Big Bird- Large Scale Event was held as scheduled. The weather Gods were finally cooperative  this weekend with temps in the mid 80’s with low humidity and a favorable mild breeze. The event went very well. It was well attended by a large number of visiting fliers with their crews. The bleachers were filled with spectators spilling out onto lawn chairs and standing room along the safety fence line. The club members supported the event with their hard work and with their flying of their large aircraft. The flight line was well organized thanks to the “Air Boss” Karl Graebner sending out a continuous stream of large aircraft filling the sky at the Wetzel Memorial Field. There were large aircraft from all eras of flight including a turbine powered jet. The Kitchen was busy and the culinary crew was outstanding supplying the delicious meals and treats. A special thanks to the CD’s Lou Tisch, Mike Schafka, Don Veres, and Jim Lundberg our promotional coordinator. A very special thanks to the sponsors donating their products  as  prizes for this event.     (For photos of the event, see below)

2018 BIG BIRD LARGE SCALE EVENT PHOTOS BY GEORGE DUDEK

2018 BIG BIRD EVENT PHOTOS BY JOHN BUSH PAGE 1 OF 2

2018 BIG BIRD EVENT PHOTOS BY JOHN BUSH PAGE 2 OF 2

The Big Bird – Large Scale Event is scheduled for Saturday 7-7-18 held at the RCCD flying field.  Pilot meeting starts at 9:45 am and flying starts at 10:00 am. For further information see 2018 BIG BIRD promo below.

2018 BIG BIRD promo

For the Free Press write up click on this link   https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/macomb/2018/07/02/macomb-model-airplanes-airshow/752522002/


6-30-18  E.A.A. BREAKFAST @ 7:30 am – 11:30am  (We need to do this to help RCCD retain its Gold Leader Club designation and reputation as a premier club.) Bring your best looking model for static display.

The E.A.A. Fly-in Breakfast was held as scheduled. The weather was uncooperative with almost record breaking heat and humidity creating a rather unfavorable flying condition for the full scale aircraft flying in. Many pilots and their passengers drove in instead to enjoy the delicious breakfast and enjoy the camaraderie of all the fellow aircraft enthusiast whether full scale or model. The weather also affected the participation of the RCCD members and their aircraft on static display. The heat, humidity and bright sunshine also took it’s toll on the models on display. Many RCCD members came for the breakfast and a short review of the full scale planes and models that were there.  Jim Lundberg (the CD for RCCD) along with Phil laperriere were well prepared for the event and brought the club tables, handout flyers, magazines, and a pop up canopy and had it all set up by 6:45 am anticipating a larger crowd. Discounting the weather, the event did attract a lot of spectators that enjoyed all the aircraft on display.

 


RCCD War Birds & Scale 2018 flyer

6-17-18

The War Bird and Scale Event was held at the RCCD flying field as scheduled on Saturday 6-16-18. This was another weekend with threatening weather, but that didn’t detour the adventurous visiting fliers, crews, spectators, club members fliers and working club members. They all pitched in to make this event a success. A special thanks to the culinary crew for their great grilled lunches and treats. The co- CD’s did a great job in organizing the event and gathering the pilot raffle prizes donated by the generous sponsors of the event…………Thank you all……..For photos, see the next two items below.

2018 WAR BIRDS & SCALE PAGE #1 OF 2 PHOTOS BY WILLIE McMATH

2018 WAR BIRDS & SCALE PAGE #2 OF 2 PHOTOS BY WILLIE McMATH

 


WOW 2018 flyer

6-4-18

The 2018 WOW Event was held at the RCCD flying field as scheduled on Saturday 6-2-18 and on Sunday 6-3-18.  Despite the threatening and intermittent rainy weather on both days, the event  was well attended by club members, visiting pilots and their crews, and spectators in the stands. The flying was great and there were  no major crashes or losses. A deserving “THANK YOU” to all that participated in the event, whether you were flying or spotting, working in registration, working the flight line, selling the raffle tickets, setting up the equipment, cooking and serving the delicious lunches and snacks, announcing on the PA, or cleaning up afterwards.  A special thanks to the co- CD’s John McCormick and Phil Laperriere…….For photos, See the next three items below.

2018 WOW EVENT #1 of 2 Saturday photos by Willie McMath

2018 WOW EVENT #2 of 2 Saturday photos by Willie McMath

2018 WOW EVENT Sunday 6-3-18 photos by Willie McMath

2018 WOW EVENT PHOTOS  BY BRUCE THOMS

2018 WOW EVENT PHOTOS BY JOHN BUSH