TIME TO RENEW - DUES REDUCED TO $60

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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.

CALL FOR AIRCRAFT FOR PERMANENT DISPLAY

Want to have some of your "hangar queens"  on permanent public display? A display firm is seeking model aircraft for a permanent lobby display in a "high profile" office building client in Irwindale. The theme is recreation and work in Irwindale and with our field being officially in Irwindale they feel the inclusion is important. 

It is a large space so aircraft of all kind and sizes can be accomodated. Aircraft that have flown at the field, have a "story" behind them, large aircraft, or scale aircraft would be good choices, but even your first beloved trainer could be good. Aircraft do not have to be flyable and equipment and engines can be removed but the aircraft should be presentable.

There is no compensation to individuals but there will be recognition and a donation made to the club.

Please check your hangar and let us know, preferably by December 1 

email SFDRCM@hotmail.com

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NO DECEMBER MEETING - CHRISTMAS PARTY DEC 15
General Meeting: second Wednesday of the month
7:30 PM
Arcadia Red Cross
376 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007
On the south campus of Arcadia Methodist Hospital
Socialize, business, refreshments, raffle, show and tell, B.S.ing

EVENING INDOOR FLYING JANUARY 19

Tom Treager will host indoor  flying at the Duarte High School gym Saturday night 6:30-9:00 PM for small RC and rubber power indoor flying Every subsequent month with be on the third Saturday night of the month from 6:30-9:00 PM. This will be in cooperation with the Black Sheep Squadron free flight club. 

 

 

Katie Martin International Tribute 2019

 

Tour lipo battery factory in China
Fascinating. We could do this here if we paid $8 a day and made the workers live at the factory.

 

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SENATE PASSES FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL:  REPEALS, CHANGES MODEL AIRCRAFT PROTECTIONS

October 1, 2018 By Jim Moore (AOPA news)

The FAA Reauthorization Bill of 2018 was passed and signed. For model aviation it removes the Special Rule for Model Aircraft (Section 336) that removed recreational model aircraft from FAA regulation as long as flying was under the rules of a Community Based Organization. The new law specifically places all unmanned aircraft under the FAA rule making process. It appears to place a hard 400 foot limit on model aircraft and calls for an (on line) knowledge test to be implemented. At this time (Nov 2018), we are advised to continue to operate as we have, observing the AMA Safety Code, until further regulation and clarification is put forward.
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SCENES FROM CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW

SALINA CA SEPT 30   CLICK HERE

 

 

NOTICE:

RUNWAY RESURFACED!

COME CHECK IT OUT!

 

 

Membership Application / Renewal Form Available On Line
Welcome flyers from Robin's Hobby flying field!

New members joining in October - December $120 includes 2019
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.

We want to thank all the members and guests that attended the 2018 Open House. We had lots of members and a good number of guest pilots and public and families. Weather was warm and sunny. A Santa Ana windy morning calmed down to allow a full day of flying. Trainers, racing drones, autogyros, ducted fans, pattern ships, crop dusters. A little of everything. A huge thank you to Don Bangle for a wonderful Fuddrucker's lunch, We got at least five new members on site and several more prospects. Donations were collected for our charities - City of Hope, Red Cross, DAV and Friends of Santa Fe Dam. All in all a memorable day. If anyone has pictures to share, please email the pictures or links to your uploaded pictures to SFDRCM@hotmail.com

 

2018 Open House Flyer

 

 

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???

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It Flew Well

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