GAS CAR RUN AND BARBEQUE
Visit the only gas tether car track west of the Mississippi. Newly remodeled. See these speedsters go over 160 mph!
Come smell the Nitro!
GRAND OPENING / Fun Run / BBQ
August 3 & 4 9:00- 5:00
Whittier Narrows Tether Race Car Track
Come out and See the Newly Renovated Track
Enjoy the new Facility! Race! Buy! Sell! Fun Run! BBQ!
Whittier Narrows Park
Athletic area A
1601 South Rosemead Blvd.
South El Monte, CA 91733
Crash Videos Shown at meeting
Float Fly Report July 13
Very nice day. Clear weather, light breezes. Not really that hot
with the shade and breeze. Nice cold cut lunch - yay croissants! Thanks Big Ed for bringing the food and Ron C for bringing the rescue boat.
If you haven't been coming to the float flys, you are missing a fun time. And free park admission. Get you float planes ready for a sunny day on the water.
Members and invited guests with AMA welcome.
National Model Aviation Day Fly-A-Thon
August 17 2019 is National Model Aviation Day. The AMA is having a Fly-A-Thon to raise money for the AMA Foundation. The Foundation raises money for scholarships, Flying Site Improvement grants, Take Off and Grow grants, club recognition programs, and funding to other AMA causes.
CLICK HERE to make your pledge. Choose your pilot (I like Mandee ) and pledge per minute of flight, or a set amount.
Sepulveda Basin - Apollo 11 RC Field Reopened June 21
(Update June 24) Club has a 60 day letter of agreement, with 250 foot limit, pending final agreement. Letter of Agreement Other limitations include takeoffs to the southeast and landings from the southeast (awkward), and no flying when KVNY is in "north configuration". ATIS must be checked every 1/2 hour. Club will be responsible for enforcing conditions. Compliance may be challenging.
(Update June 21) FAA has allowed flying at Sepulveda Basin / Apollo IX field. There is a 250 foot altitude limit in place, which is not terrible for the usual size RC aircraft. There is a fly-in on June 22 from 8am to 2pm. The San Fernando Valley Flyers is responsible for monitoring altitude. The complete Letter of Authorization is pending and my include other conditions.
New FAA Regulations for Recreational Model Aircraft Pilots
Here’s what’s in store for recreational (i.e., non-licensed) sUAS pilots operating in the United States:
Here’s the link to the FAA’s official press release: https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=93769
Night Fly / Meeting / BBQ
At the field
Bring your night flyers
Slow Sticks with LEDS are great!
See Swap Shop for a night stick lising
Thanks to all the members for massive
participation! Lots of aircraft and flying!
Lots of spectators! Good food!
OK weather (overcast 'til 3:30 but not blazing hot)
Potential new members! Excited kids!
Eager helpers! The club and hobby well represented!
FAA Issues Interim Final Rule for External Marking Requirement
The FAA issued an Interim Final Rule that will require drone pilots and model aircraft pilots to display their FAA-issued registration number on the outside surface of their aircraft. The rule will take effect on Monday, February 25, which means the markings must be in place for any outdoor flight beginning on that date. [There are no specific size or location requirements]. It must be visible upon external inspection.
At this time the Club and AMA will not be inspecting aircraft for the FAA ID number. AMA benefits and insurance are not contingent on the number being displayed. However Federal fines can be significant if your aircraft is lost and needs to be identified by authorities.
If you need ID labels, please let is know at SFDRCM@hotmail.com with your address, AMA and FCC numbers and how many you need and we will send them to you.
FLOAT FLY SEPTEMBER 14
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partnered with Kittyhawk to redevelop B4UFLY, the FAA's first mobile application, to improve the user experience so that recreational drone operators know where they can and cannot fly.
The current B4UFLY App will continue to be available to the public until the new App is deployed. The data reflected in the current App will continue to be updated regularly, but no new features will be added.
2018 Christmas Party
Thank you to everyone that attended the 2018 Christmas Party! Members, spouses and family enjoyed a wonderful turkey dinner, spectacular raffle and socializing. Special guest Cheryl Thiele announced that she was looking for member airplanes to permanently display in the new Kaiser Permanente clinic in Irwindale. The club would be recognized as a part of the recreational life of the city of Irwindale. Wives were encouraged help their spouses donate "excess" airplane to this high visibility project. An email will be sent with details.
We also want to welcome the new Board members Cliff Ashpaugh, "Big Ed" Freeman, and John Flores. We support them in carrying our the mission and traditions of our club.
We also want to thank outgoing board members Rich Rannis, Dennis Souza and Josh Dawson. As with all Board members, they have worked to maintain the club mission, improve and protect the flying field (which is really our only asset), and keep RC flying a safe and enjoyable family activity in time of legal and technical challenges. We thank you!!
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.
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
Membership Application / Renewal Form Available On Line
New members dues $100 for 2019
Prorated each quarter
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.
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: