Under The Eiffel Tower…

Mike Miller pointed us in the direction of a terrific flying achievement during World War Two. Here is a quick synopsis and the full article can be found in the following links… A World War II fighter pilot that chased a German plane beneath the Eiffel Tower died Sunday at...

Roosters Do Fly…

When I first saw a picture of a “flying chicken” on Facebook I took it to be an R/C Model. I was wrong… It’s actually a “home built” and it looks great! Click on any of the pictures to see the full story on their website…

Faith, Hope and Charity…

Russell Henderson submitted a link to some good information on the Aerial Defence of Malta during World War II. Woefully under equipped, Malta’s “Air Force” did a stellar job of keeping the Axis attacks off balance until reinforcements could arrive… Read more good info on the defense of Malta here...

Plzen Remembers America…

GOD BLESS THE PEOPLE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC! Have you ever wondered if anyone in Europe remembers America’s sacrifice in World War II? There is an answer in a small town in the Czech Republic. The town called Pilsen (Plzen). Every five years Plzen conducts the Liberation Celebration of the...

Training With A Multiplex Mentor…

Paul Dina loves to fly his foam “Multiplex Mentor Trainer” because it allows him to learn about flight with a simple, clean, easy to repair R/C Aircraft. The foam construction lets him “glue” virtually any repair in a clean and concise manner… without wood, covering and filler to contend with....

The A4 SkyHawk “Hot Rod Squad”…

I like finding articles on how older aircraft may stack up against newer aircraft in combat roles. Here’s a good, informative story I think you will like… “EVERY SINGLE PERSON I’VE EVER FOUGHT IN ONE of these airplanes had died the first time I fought him. Every… single…one.” Randy Clark...

My Favorite Eagles…

This past Saturday I got to the field real early and was rewarded for my efforts… I finally managed to get a picture of Bell Air’s two resident Eagles that love to perch in the big tree at the sharp corner east of the flying field… What a beautiful pair...

Doolittle’s Raiders…

A friend of mine sent me some information that may be of interest to all the warbird flying pilots in the club. I thought it was a good read… Picture from the Wiki Site… On Tuesday, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the surviving Doolittle Raiders will gather publicly for the...

Wrong Way Corrigan

Doing some browsing the other day, one of our members (Russ H.) came across an interesting article on a “directionaly challenged” pilot with a very intriguing story. “When 31-year-old Douglas Groce Corrigan took off from Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field on July 17, 1938, in a modified Curtiss Robin, he carried...

Awesome Bashem Up Trainer Hybrid…

I was at the field a few weeks ago and happened upon a set of Hobbico Nexstar Wings discarded in the clubhouse. They looked in OK shape and I took them home to try and make a viable flying concoction out of them. I am not a builder and can...

Performance R/C…

Great Planes is creating Facebook Profiles of their esteemed Hobby Store Dealers and Performance R/C is featured first… Thanks very much for the heads up Steve. It’s great to see local suppliers get the recognition they deserve… Suzy Thornton & staff like to make their customers feel right at home...

The Vulcan’s Triumph…

Aviation history is always a good, entertaining read. Here is an anecdote that brings the past to life once again… On 30 April 1982, the RAF launched a secret mission: to fly a Vulcan bomber to the Falkland Islands and bomb Port Stanley’s runway, putting it out of action for...

Great Lakes Carriers…

I didn’t know that Aircraft Carriers once plied the Great Lakes for training purposes throughout WW2. There are many unique pictures of planes, people and carriers in action here. A friend of mine provided a link to some very interesting information… Did you know that this… Magically became this… WIKI:...

Heroism : Remembered…

Every Generation has it’s heroes and it is always good to take a moment or two to be reminded of those who have served and bettered the condition of the human race. This is an inspiring story about the origins of the phrase : “Tango Mike Mike”… “Tango Mike Mike”…...

Intentional Ramming!

A Big Thank You To Member Russ Henderson for pointing us towards this little gem of information : The Polikarpov I-16 is a solid little machine. You only have to be involved in pushing it around to know that it feels like it’s made of bricks. When outnumbered and out...

Half Scale Electric Cub…

Thought our members may be interested in a humongous build going on just a few kilometers north of our field. It’s a half scale electric cub that promises to get our aviation enthusiasts’s blood flowing when we see her fly… Have a look at some build details here Half Scale...

Aerodrome Mowing Schedule…

Found this interesting take on a “ride em mower” that would cut the mowing time in half ! Our Field is currently trimmed on Wednesday Mornings by our devoted crew ! ! ! Should weather intervene… Friday Morning is the rain date ! As always… if you have a few...