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UPDATE
NOVEMBER FLOAT FLY

It was a most beautiful day, 70s clear and calm. Lots of good flying
 with only a few boat retrievals and no "crying towel" candidates. 
Please plan to attend in January. 

THE PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM ANNOUNCES

THE F-117 STEALTH FIGHTER EXPERIENCE

To support the intense public interest in the Stealth Fighter #833, there will be six upcoming F-117A Exclusive Visitor Experiences at the Palm Springs Air Museum. 

Each experience lasts 90 minutes and will feature a different Skunk Works Expert or F-117 pilot to interpret the airplane, and will include a different Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a chance to look inside the cockpit for each session. There will also be plenty of photo opportunities!

The F-117 is not on regular display, these events are the only way to view the aircraft until complete restoration is complete in Spring 2021. Each event is limited to 117 attendees.

F-117 Experience Dates

Friday October 30th; Friday and Saturday November 27th and 28th; Saturday, December 26th; Saturday, January 2nd; and Saturday, February 6th. Each experience will take place in the evening at 5 PM.

Confirmed Interpreters

Friday October 30th

Steve Justice, the Former Director of Advanced Systems Development at Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works Division

Friday November 27th

Bob Driver, Media Specialist, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

More speakers directly associated with the aircraft will be announced shortly.

 

Ticket Information

These very limited availability tickets are $45 each or $245 for the entire series of 6 (six) Experiences.

BUY TICKETS

 

Stealth Fighter F-117A #833 is the second highest combat mission aircraft in the fleet, logging 75 combat hours during Operation Desert Storm and Allied Force. The aircraft was also the 49th Wing Commander's aircraft during Operation Allied Force. In total, the aircraft has 5,140 hours of flight.

 

Jay Leno Tours and Runs Merlin Aircraft Engine

 

CLICK HERE Jay Leno shows impressive knowledge of his newly restored Packard Merlin WW II aircraft engine.

 

July Float Fly Report

Float Fly July 11. Wind was calm, temperature was comfortable in the morning despite the 100°. Geese were in abundance, having had the park to themselves for a long time. Admission to the park was only $5 for us seniors. Attendance was, shall we say, low. However the three of us got in numerous successful flights. The boat didn't get unloaded until Earle's gasser flamed out on landing near the island. I'm sure the predicted heat and pandemic concerns kept attendance down. Let's hope for better turnout in September.

 

Follow Our YouTube Channel

SFDRCM has a YouTube channel with club and other RC videos.

CLICK HERE to see our channel. Be sure to subscribe. 

During the lock down, we will be converting the old club VHS library from the 80s and 90s and uploading them. Latest is the Dave Patrick video "Float 'Em" about flying from water. All the advise in these videos still apply.

 

 

 

 

FAA Recreational Flyer Registration Renewals

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has important registration information for drone recreational flyers whose registration was automatically extended until December 12, 2020.

Your registration expires in 180 days and you can now renew it in your FAADroneZone dashboard:

 

  • Once you click ‘renew’ the process is the same as when you initially registered.
  • Once you have renewed, to print an updated registration card: Login to the FAADroneZone, select the Recreational Flyer Dashboard and select Print.

How much does it cost to renew a registration?
$5 through the FAADroneZone.

Why Was My Registration Extended?
The National Defense Authorization Act for 2018 restored the FAA’s registration rule with respect to model aircraft and recreational flying. If you registered prior to December 12, 2017 and did not request to have your registration information deleted, the FAA extended the expiration date until December 12, 2020, which is three years from the rule restoration date. If you requested a refund of registration fees, you would have had to re-register again after December 12, 2017. Therefore, your expiration date would now also be December 12, 2020, or later. At this time you can retain your registration number.


 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOME OF THE AIRPLANES DONATED TO THE KAISER CLINIC LOBBY DISPLAY BY 
EARLE LEVINE, BOB MATTER, GORDON CHAPPELL, DENNIS SOUZA.. MORE SMALL (18" - 36") PLANES NEEDED.

 

CLUB HISTORY

1990s MODELS OF THE  MONTH

Click the image to see a short video gallery of Models of the Month from the 1990s. Names are included when remembered. If you know others let us know.

In those days there were no ARFs and everyone built their own airplanes and were proud to show the result. Craftsmanship was admired.

Pictures from January Float Fly

Thank you to Frank Ross of sending these pictures.
Thanks Don Bangle for pizza. 

Thanks Nature for great weather and a great hobby.
What could be better???

Click HERE for album

It Flew Well

Membership Application / Renewal Form Available On Line
New members dues $100 for 2020

Prorated each quarter
Renewal $60

Click the image below to access the Online Application and Renewal Form.
After you submit it we will email you payment options. Don't forget your AMA has to be renewed also.
Renewals after Feb 28 will be treated as new members.
NEW MEMBERS: Please go to the Become a Member tab for necessary information.

 

Application

 

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT WANT TO PRINT AN APPLICATION FORM CLICK HERE

 

NEW AMA SAFETY CODE
AMA comes up with simplified, concise Safety Code

For a complete copy of AMA’s Safety Handbook please visit: www.modelaircraft.org/files/100.pdf

Academy of Model Aeronautics

National Model Aircraft Safety Code

Effective January 1, 2018

A model aircraft is a non-human-carrying device capable of sustained flight within visual line of sight of the pilot or spotter(s). It may not exceed limitations of this code and is intended exclusively for sport, recreation, education and/or competition. All model flights must be conducted in accordance with this safety code and related AMA guidelines, any additional rules specific to the flying site, as well as all applicable laws and regulations.

As an AMA member I agree:

  • I will not fly a model aircraft in a careless or reckless manner.
  • I will not interfere with and will yield the right of way to all human-carrying aircraft using AMA’s See and Avoid Guidance and a spotter when appropriate.
  • I will not operate any model aircraft while I am under the influence of alcohol or any drug that could adversely affect my ability to safely control the model.
  • I will avoid flying directly over unprotected people, moving vehicles, and occupied structures.
  • I will fly Free Flight (FF) and Control Line (CL) models in compliance with AMA’s safety programming.
  • I will maintain visual contact of an RC model aircraft without enhancement other than corrective lenses prescribed to me. When using an advanced flight system, such as an autopilot, or flying First-Person View (FPV), I will comply with AMA’s Advanced Flight System programming.
  • I will only fly models weighing more than 55 pounds, including fuel, if certified through AMA’s Large Model Airplane Program.
  • I will only fly a turbine-powered model aircraft in compliance with AMA’s Gas Turbine Program.
  • I will not fly a powered model outdoors closer than 25 feet to any individual, except for myself or my helper(s) located at the flight line, unless I am taking off and landing, or as otherwise provided in AMA’s Competition Regulation.
  • I will use an established safety line to separate all model aircraft operations from spectators and bystanders.
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