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January 2001

Club Officers Corsair Staff
Pete Zenquis, President............................(760) 732-3167 Paul Eigsti, Editor............................................(949) 582-3231
Bob Rodenas , Vice President...................(760) 967-6638 Harold Hall, Prize Co-ordinator..........................(760) 757-4076
Tommy Head, Sec./Treasurer....................(760) 439-5354 Editor's
Field Marshals Flight Instructors
Senior Field Marshal: Jose Tellez................(949) 494-0403 Dan Savage ....................................................(949) 589-7120
Field Marshal: Paul Eigsti ..........................(949) 582-3231 Daren Savage .................................................(949) 388-3993
P.R. Officer: Art Steinberg...........................(760) 726-6636 Charlie Greeb .................................................(619) 483-1477
HORNO O.D. (Officer of the Day).................(760) 725-7882 RANGE CONTROL (Long Rifle).........................(760) 725-4604

The Installation Banquet is 20 January at 1800 at the Staff NCO Club

If you pre-registered for the banquet, please plan to attend on January 20th at 1800 (6:00 PM). It will be held at the Staff NCO club as usual.

To get to the club, enter the Camp Pendleton main gate in Oceanside. Turn right at the first light. Take the first left and follow it until it ends. The Staff NCO club is on the left. It’s a little ways past the chapel, where we used to hold the club meetings.

Election is final…
Pete Zenquis is President & Bob Rodenas will serve as Vice President!!

Pete and Bob were nominated by a wide margin. The issue of monthly meetings was defeated by a very, very slim margin. Tommy stated that the votes were never more than one or two in favor of monthly or semi-monthly meetings throughout the entire election, until the last day. Club meetings will continue to be every other month.

Congratulations to Pete & Bob!

From President Pete…
I want to thank everyone for your support in reelecting me as President of JMRC for one more year, and you should know that there were no lost chads or recounts on this election.

I have a good team to support me with our new VP Bob Rodenas, and our loyal and trusty Treasurer Tommy Head, as well as our information officer Art Steinberg and Corsair editor Paul Eigsti. Together we will strive to keep our flying field open as a safe and active place for all of us to enjoy. I am always open to any suggestions you may have to make our club better so don't hesitate to communicate with me either at the field , on the phone or by e-mail.

I would also like to extend a personal appreciation and special thanks to Sam Wright for all of his contributions and dedication to the club during his tour as VP. A special thanks to Col. Clancy Boyd, USMC Retired for providing me with great counseling and advice during my administration.

- Pedro J. Zenquis

From Vice President Bob…
First off, I would like to thank everyone who voted for me for Vice President! I hope I will live up to your expectations. Secondly, I will do everything that I possibly can to assist President Pete and make this club the best that it can be in 2001. Thanks for your support!


- Bob Rodenas

Senior Field Marshal's Report - December 31, 2000

Our field has been quite busy this past period and it seems like this condition is becoming more the norm.

To ensure that everyone enjoys their day at the field, we must all help maintain order and safety. Since we recently decided to allow canopies on a trial basis, several members are taking advantage of this and enjoying their shady palaces . In some cases however the sun shade is installed and then in front of the shade, we see equipment and aircraft which now begins to restrict the clear area between flight line and the pits, forcing vehicles delivering or picking up equipment to drive on to the active runway to get by or simply come quite close to the pilots which can be disturbing. It is recommended that if you enjoy a canopy, you keep your equipment either under or on the sides of the canopy rather than restricting the clear transit area

All our members without exception have been very diligent with regard to parking on the access road and not in the pits area and we all appreciate that. Of course our Marine hosts occasionally stop by to visit with us and they obviously bring their cars up to the pits area and they are most certainly authorized. A recent incident however occurred where an aircraft became uncontrollable and crashed into a Patrol car parked in the pits area!

Most fortunately there was only very minor damage done to the Patrol car and no problem came from that incident.

But, this could happen again regardless of how careful we may be, and therefore I would like to suggest that when we do get military visitors, we welcome them, advise them that they are of course permitted to stop wherever they desire, but most politely try to steer them off the pits area. In the case I am citing, the pilot was extremely competent and his equipment was first class and most expensive. Unfortunately the model suffered severely from the encounter with the Patrol car; most of the damage would have been avoided had we steered the Patrol car to our designated parking area. In spite of the fact that we have insurance that would probably cover damage to the auto, I don’t believe we would like to have our record of safety spoiled and have to face our Marine hosts with a problem of this nature.

Happy Flying - Jose Tellez

Update… January 7th…. UNACCEPTABLE!

Saturday January 6 when your Field Marshall arrived, the Freq. box was out on the line, the phone was also in it’s proper place and the few members present were flying or preparing for the same. Everything looked normal.

When that evening another one of our members called Long Rifle and reported for field closing, he was greeted with a very irritated Long Rifle operator saying that the field had NEVER been opened and he had been present since 06:00 that morning!

This is a very certain way for JMRC to loose its permission to utilize LZ53 and is totally intolerable. Our procedures clearly spell out our responsibilities and there in NO excuse for this lack of cooperation from any one of our members. The one member jeopardizes the entire club and this action will not be tolerated. The responsible party knows very well who he is and let this be a fair warning.

— Jose Tellez

Model of the Month

Daren Savage took home the M.O.M. award in November with his fabulous P-80.

BVM P-80 Shooting Star
Wingspan - 72"
Length - 72"
Weight - 15 lbs. (Est.)
Engine - BVM .91
Fan Unit - BVM Viojet
Paint - Top Flite LusterKote
Markings - Stitka vinyl and Sig 'Stars & Bars'
Functions - Usual four plus retracts, coupled flaps & speed brake and in-flight fuel mixture.
Flies - Great! Very smooth and fast, yet slows to a walk for landing.

This model was built and flown for several seasons by Col. Bob Thacker. After a mishap during one flight, Col. Thacker spoke of junking the P-80. Upon hearing this, I told him if he was going to throw it away, to give it to me and I would fix it and fly it. He then made me an offer I couldn't refuse! I am currently researching a more complete history of the paint scheme used (Wright Field Test Division), but Col. Thacker has noted that it's very possible this is one of the P-80's he flew while stationed at Wright Field in the late 1940's.

-Daren Savage

Upcoming Helicopter Fun Fly at Palomar Field

There is a helicopter fun fly schedule for February 24 & 25 at the Palomar field. There will be demo flights performed by some of the top pilots in the country. There will also be night flying on Saturday evening. Everyone is invited… novice pilots, advanced pilots, and spectators.

This information was provided by representatives of Discount Hobby Warehouse. Feel free to call them at 858-560-9633 for more details.

If you are interested in attending the January 2001 Installation Banquet, please fill out and mail this form, along with a check for $22.00 per person to:

Tommy Head
399 Islander
Oceanside, CA 92054

JMRC Member: ____________________________________________________ (First and Last name)

Number of guest(s): ______________ (in addition to JMRC Member listed above)

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