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The CORSAIR
July 2000

Club Officers Corsair Staff
Pete Zenquis, President............................(760) 732-3167 Paul Eigsti, Editor............................................(949) 582-3231
Sam Wright, Vice President......................(949) 888-8444 Harold Hall, Prize Co-ordinator...........................(760) 757-4076
Tommy Head, Sec./Treasurer....................(760) 439-5354 Editor's E-Mail .........................................helipaul@home.com
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

NEXT MEETING - July 25 at 1900
BBQ at Sharkey's. See you there!

 


July BBQ Meeting!


The club meeting, on July 25th, will include a barbeque! We will have hamburgers and hot dogs, prepared on the patio at Sharkey’s. The food will be supplied by the club, and we will have a “donation can” for those who would like to contribute to the cost of the meal. Soft drinks will be included, while other beverages can be purchased in Sharkey’s Club. Members arriving for the meeting are asked to select their preference and either cook their own burger or dog or request one of the volunteers to cook it for them.


New Members Added to JMRC Roster

At the May meeting, the following pilots were added to the club:

Dan Troxell, Drew Telford, and Jose Fernandez.

Welcome aboard, Gentlemen!




Field Marshal's Report

In spite of the fact that we still have the requirement of a two way radio in order to fly at LZ53, it has not prevented active flying at this field thanks to the cooperation of a number of our members who have volunteered their time and gas to shuttle the radio equipment back and forth to range Control (at the Air Base). Of course the main credit goes to our Pres. Pete who arranged for the loan of the military radios and he has been supported in the shuffling by Paul Eigsti, Randy Latimer, Bob Rodenas, Eloy Marez, Bob Facto and your Chief Field Marshall.

We have recently run across a question regarding our field operations as related to Helicopter flying. Some time back, we had only a single or at most two helicopter fliers, and at that time a ruling was put into practice which basically grounded all airplane flying while a helicopter was being flown. This was a courtesy to the chopper flier and also a common sense rule since the flight patterns of fixed

wing and of helicopters are not the most compatible.

Today, the number of rotating wing fliers has increased significantly and apt to increase even further thus our old ruling may present a problem. If we ground all fixed wingers while a half dozen choppers whirl about, it will be most unsatisfactory to the fixed wing fliers and vice versa.

The situation has been already brought to the attention of the club directors, and it will be discussed at the next directors meeting. In the meantime, if you have any good ideas or suggestions, I would very much like to hear them so that they may be evaluated at this meeting; You may direct your idea to this Field Marshall at the E-mail address shown in the Corsair or verbally any weekend at Horno.

-Jose Tellez






Model of the Month

Jack Read displayed his beautiful Ariel at the meeting. He easily won the MOM contest, as he was the only entry. Jack’s white, red, yellow, and black Ariel is a Dick Hansen Pattern kit, which is powered by a YS 120.

Congratulations, Jack!

 

 

 

Upcoming events….

The Association Swap Meet (former Stadium swap meet) will be July 22th in Balboa Park (same place as last year - by the hospital)

There will be an Electric World Championship on Fiesta Island on Aug 2-13th and they're looking for help. They will need about 50 people per day, mostly for crowd control.

The Miramar Air Show will be Oct 8th (pretty late but cooler than Aug). They're looking at having the model club fly in the morning (as before) and BETWEEN THE ACTS. They want WOW - i.e., no trainer type stuff.

Southern CA Helicopter Fun Fly…..
Some of the best pilots will be at the event. They will have a huge raffle and some great event for beginners to experts. Sept 1,2,3 for more information go to:
http://www.usinter.net/rcheli/

Contact a Club Officer for more details.




The Editor's Corner...

As the unofficial leader of the “Sunday morning Helicopter fliers” I’d like to comment on Jose’s Field Marshal’s report.

I agree that there has been an influx of helicopter pilots recently. From what I understand, most of them are flying on Sunday mornings when I am at the field. We are a small group of (at most) 6 pilots. I have mentioned Jose’s information to the helicopter fliers in my group.

To alleviate any concerns about “air space” we have agreed to fly 2 helicopters at a time, whenever we have more than 2 or 3 helicopter pilots at the field.

I flew airplanes for several years before becoming intoxicated with helicopters. I will be the first one to tell you that it is very unsafe to mix airplanes and helicopters in the sky.

Helicopters are capable of many maneuvers including tumbling while “standing still”, vertical stunts, as well as flying backwards, inverted, & sideways. These types of maneuvers do not mix well with airplanes flying in an oval pattern.

I hope that we can reach a friendly agreement on this issue.

-Paul Eigsti





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