MANDATORY SAFETY MEETINGS

Sat. Jan. 31st / Wed. Feb. 4th / Sun. Feb 8th

All sessions at 9am at the field

Everyone Must Attend One of the Sessions

2015 Membership Application Available [HERE]


Year End Message

First let me start by thanking everyone that helped and participated in our 2nd Annual OCRCC Food Drive and Fun Fly. We had great food, fun flying, and raised a substantial amount of food and supplies for Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. It is great that we can reach beyond ourselves and support these types of community programs. All activities we put on and participate in, support our goal of being involved in our communities and help to promote OCRCC and model aviation throughout the county. This is just one of many key activities that we as a group support.

There are many more that provide valuable recognition for model aviation such as Mission Viejo's Up in the Air festival, Scout flight training, and demonstration flying within the Great Park at various events. These provide us with key visibility that helps as we work to maintain our Leader Club status with AMA and as we seek support for our flying field and others around the county.

It was great to see many of you at the OCMA Toys for Tots Fun Fly the following weekend. This was another key event that continues to raise awareness of model aviation in the county. Over $2,000 in toys were collected and delivered to the Silverado Canyon fire station. It is clear that we can work together to achieve anything we desire. We all love this hobby and are a great team when we come together.

As we continue to work on our flight areas we must all be aware of our flight boundaries for both the airplane and heli areas. The heli group recently moved their pit location and flight pad to achieve a longer flight width and better safety distance between the pits and flying. Remember each area has flight boundaries that coincide with our permitted areas. We must do everything we can to not fly outside our respective areas. There have been incidents of flying over car events beyond our boundaries in front and to the right of our flight area that were seen during these car events. Should there be an incident this would put us in jeopardy of our permit to use the site. We also do not have rights to the access roadway that separates the heli and airplane areas. There is no parking on this roadway. We are also not permitted to use this area for any ground activity such as taxiing of aircraft. When there is not construction or other traffic we can use a small area for hovering practice only. This is only for hovering and should be kept contained and at low altitude such as a 10 foot height restriction.

We have also set our annual mandatory safety meeting dates. Everyone must attend one of these meetings and your badge will be updated at that time with the annual Safety/Rules sticker. This is required in order to fly alone (without a spotter). It is imperative that every member make plans to attend one of these sessions as this is key to maintaining our site and safety for all. Each session will begin at 9am at the flying field. The 3 sessions are scheduled for Saturday, January 31st, Wednesday, February 4th, and Sunday, February 8th.

While you may be wondering what happened to our annual board elections we only had sufficient candidates for the actual board positions, thus, each candidate became a board member. Your new board for this year is Dave Kadonoff as President, Gene DeYoung as Vice President, Greg Stone as Treasurer, Nathan Stone as Secretary, with board members Robert Cantu, Bob Lung, Roger Reich, Russ Suter, Jim Finlayson, Gary Weitzman, and Garrett Haines, Youth board member. Join me in thanking our board for taking on this task of helping to maintain OCRCC as an active, involved club within our community while striving to maintain our longstanding Leader Club status.

We have the AMA Expo coming up next month at the Ontario Convention Center. We will have a booth again this year to share information about our flying field and encourage new members. We also have the opportunity to attend the District X meeting on Saturday hosted by our AMA District X VP Lawrence Tougas. If you plan to be at the Expo on Saturday try to attend this 1pm meeting.

Let's all continue to enjoy and share this great hobby we have.

Enjoy your flying!

Greg Stone, Treasurer
949-413-0920
Email Greg Stone

 



Announcements:


Membership Forms

Problem with membership application form has been corrected. Application form is available HERE.


Flight Training

Flight training is available on the first Saturday of the month. This training is first come, first serve with signups in person on the morning of the training. Each student must sign in at the table. Club instructors will be available and will be wearing green "Club Instructor" badges.

See the Instructors page for link to email your request for instruction.


Flying Field Status

Flying field is open daily until sunset. See the Club Info page for an overhead map showing the location and directions to the new site.



Club Meetings:

7PM first Monday of the month:
Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center in Mission Viejo. The address is 24932 VeteransWay, Mission Viejo, CA 92692.


AT6 Texan has been used extensively in air races. Highly modified ones such as this are seen at racing circuits hitting speed in excess of 100mph!

F16 models such as this have been popularized with advancements in electric ducted fan (EDF) technology. This particular model can reach speed of 140mph!

This is a highly sophisticated micro RC helicopter, Align T-Rex 250. Capable of full 3D aerobatic routine, yet small enough to fit on the palm of your hand!

One of the more popular scale warbird at the field, F4U Corsair, has distinctive gull wings. This is an all foam E-Flight model coming in for landing.

Truely a classic, the Cessna Skylane 182 was introduced in 1956 and has taught tens of thousands how to fly. This scaled version is also a good trainer for the RC pilots.

This Andrew Jesky designed "Slick" is a high performance 3D aerobatic plane. In the hands of capable pilots they can perform just about any manuevers.

One of the more well known axis warbird of the World War II era, German FW-190, makes its way onto the Great Park taxi way.

A great racers of 1930, the Granville Brothers Gee Bee, is faithfully reproduced by this scale model kit.

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June 24, 2014