This is your friendly neighborhood Field Manager here, Brian Cramer. It is almost that time of year again when we get ready to officially open the field for another year of flying. Field Day is on May 5th from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Rain date is May 6th with same times.
For you new member, this is a day for members to volunteer some time to help make small repairs to the field in order to keep it safe and looking good. This year we have quite a few tasks that need doing, but none of them are terribly hard. Among these things are:
1) Repairing the metal framework for the sunshade over the stands and installing the sunshade. The framework is rusted and broken through in one spot. Paul Meier has bought the materials to patch it up until a more permanent fix can be applied.
2) Setting up two metal tables. I have two metal tables that I’m donating to replace that one broken down wooden one with the vice on it. I hope to have them painted and installed before field day, but if not then it’s on the list.
3) Coating the start-up benches with sealant. We already have the sealant, but if you have some cheap paint brushes, please bring them.
4) Install the new radio impound shelf and remove the old one. We plan to remove the large (and mildew-laden) radio impound shelving and replace it with a single shelf under the frequency station. Paul Meier already has the new shelf, it just needs to be installed and the old one taken apart.
5) Clean up the storage trailer. I’d like to have a few people empty out the trailer, knock the dust and mouse poo off of everything, and put it all back in the trailer in some sort of organized fashion.
6) Paint the bulletin board enclosure. Again, good old Paul has the paint ready, we just need some brushes and some hands to push them around.
7) Level the stones around the picknick benches. Unfortunately the stones have migrated and the ground now has more bald spots than the top of my head. We need to rake the little suckers back into place.
8) Anything else that needs doin’
If you can help please let me know. Also, if you have them, please bring tools, fasteners (nails and screws), paint brushes, gloves, heavy rakes, shovels, large trash bags, and/or anything else you think might help with the above tasks.
With the winter winds blowing and the snow and ice accumulating, it’s hard to believe that everyone’s favorite RC event is just a few months away. In just a short while, you’re going to be able to shake off winter and meet with your very best friends, fly your favorite RC models, eat the very best food and enjoy life at the world’s premier aviation facility. It’s not too early to start planning the trip and anticipating the great times to come!
This year, as in years past, the Triple Tree gang has been hard at work. You just can’t imagine the incredibly beautiful new river bank camping spots. This area will rival (or top) the very best you’ll find anywhere. What could be better than RC “music” duing the day and the river gently lulling you to sleep at night?
New restrooms have been built on the patio.
The Electric Line runway has been nurtured, leveled and rolled and should rival the main line runway. Yes, it has that same incredible, walk barefooted, grass!
The vendors are going to be here in force and will have the very latest offerings.
The food planned for this year is going to be exactly what you expect….delicious.
The flying will be, as always, JUST AWESOME!
So, shake off those winter blues and get your pre-registration in today. Before you know it, you’ll be at YOUR home of “Fun, Fellowship and Hospitality”.
Joe Nall 2017 Review
Thanks to all that Attended the 2017 Joe Nall Week to make it the best fly-in every.
Here are some stats from the event.
1715 Total pilots243 in line when the gates opened Friday
Over 1,000 pilots there by Sunday night
13,391 total people through the facility for the week
We will be welcoming another new flying season on Saturday May 26th with an Opening Day party. All members are welcome as well as their guests. There will be coffee and danishes in the morning starting at 9am. A nice lunch is also planned from 11:45am to 12:45pm. The club is supplying the food, but please bring your own drinks.
Please let Paul Meier know if you plan to attend along with how many guests. This will help us determine how much food is needed for this awesome yearly event!