Author: FACwebAdmin Page 1 of 6

Gone West – Larry Coslick

Another legend is gone.  On January 1st, Larry Coslick passed away.  Many FACers probably do not know Larry, but he was an excellent Indoor Flyer and flew enough outdoor to earn a Blue Max.  I believe he was on the 2000 World Championship team (F1D) and many probably know of his “Hobby Shopper” EZB design.  He was elected into the NFFS Hall of Fame in 2011.

Larry Coslick with his FAC Blue Max, presented at the 2018 AMA Indoor Nats in Rantoul, IL.

New Plans Archive – PRES BRUNING

Let’s start the new year 2020 off with a HUGE BANG!

Pres Bruning has given us permission to share his plans on the Flying Aces site!  It took a bit of time, but I now have them all (all that I have) on the site. This includes most of his “wildlife bostonians”.

You can find OVER 80 plans here (menu bar/Library/Plans – Page 2):

PRES BRUNING PLANS ARCHIVE

 

Gone West – Mike Nassise

Today, we learned that the long-time editor of the “Tailspin” newsletter, Mike Nassise passed away in late November.  Tailspin newsletter subscribers received a letter from his widow informing them of the sad news.  I found his obituary online, if you care to read it:  http://hosting-6751.tributes.com/obituary/show/Michael-D.-Nassise-107810810

Besides editing the newsletter, Mike drew dozens and dozens of plans for the issues.  He certainly has many, many admirers of his plans as they build well and fly well, too.  He was elected to the FAC Hall of Fame in 2006. We certainly have lost another giant.

Mike Nassise – photo from his obituary page

CALL for NOMINATIONS – 2019 NFFS Model of the Year

EDITOR:  Do NOT post nominations here.  Read the message and send via email

I’m the Chair of the National Free Flight Society, (NFFS), Model of the Year Committee. I am very interested in finding out which designs or innovations impressed you most in 2019. We are looking for innovation, an excellent design or craftsmanship, and/or a stellar contest record. Models in consideration shall have been built and demonstrated recently, not in decades past.

We have an excellent committee of expert modelers who will select the winners. The winners will be widely publicized, and also displayed in the NFFS Symposium. The Symposium will be published and delivered this summer. It will be available through NFFS.

I would like nominations in Scale, FAI Outdoor, AMA Outdoor, and AMA/FAI Indoor. Or some technology, technique or device that is revolutionary.

Any modeler of any country is free to make a nomination or receive the award.

Send your nominations to me at tum25@bellsouth.net. My name is Dohrman Crawford.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Dohrman Crawford

Site Update – Nov 2019

Just a note to let everyone know of new things on the site:

Kanones have been updated (after a couple months).

Newsletter back issues have been updated – now available through #280 (Nov/Dec 2014)

Don DeLoach and I added a new page – Sierra Hotel Jet Cat Pilots – for Official (CD verified) single Jet Cat flights over 1 minute.  Find it on the menu bar under FAC Awards.

2020 FAC Calendar – Available Now!

This just in from Tom Hallman:

Hey guys-

Here’s a slide show of the new 2020 Flying Aces Club calendar, showing models by various FAC flyers.  I’m very pleased with the results.  Thx to the photo contributors.

You can order the calendar directly from this link:

https://www.cafepress.com/flyingacescalendar

Also, check out these two links to FAC & aviation related gift items.
All profits support FAC activities.

https://www.cafepress.com/flyingacesclub
http://www.cafepress.com/centergravity

Cheers.

Tom

A Great Article on the FAC

Today, I stumbled upon this article written by our own Dennis Norman and published in the AMA’s Model Aviation magazine in 2016.  It is full of interesting history and is good reading for new members and older members, alike.

http://modelaviation.com/flying-aces

 

 

Photo from the FAC Outdoor Champs

Here is a photo that was sent in to us.  This is Jim Gerszewski with his P-30 that won the P-30 event we had at the FAC Outdoor Champs.  As you likely know, P-30 is not an FAC event, but we host the AMA event when we fly at the AMA Flying Site.

Jim is from Wisconsin and we see him at the large FAC events we host in Muncie and he is always a top competitor in OT Stick and OT Fuse.  Well done, Jim!

Blue Max Ceremony!

At the Flying Aces Outdoor Champs in Muncie two weeks ago, we awarded TWO Blue Max medals to well-deserving FACers.

The first mentioned was Chuck Hickson, from the Cloudbusters.  Chuck is a dedicated flyer and through his persistence, he has gained his 16 kanones by beating some of the biggest names on the list – it has taken him awhile, but he has done it!

The second recognized was Duke Horn from Texas.  Duke has been a long-standing member and has an active online presence.  We are glad to have Duke travel up to Muncie each fall.

The awards ceremony was not without its hiccups.  Evidently, I forgot to bring medals AND I forgot to check the list prior to leaving.  During the summer, I knew that we would award Duke in September, but it slipped my mind and he had to remind me.  Such shame upon me.  Chuck was awarded my medal and Duke was mailed a medal just after I got home.

For those of you interested, here is how I can call up individual performances (or maybe you are interested in what they fly to win):

 

Non-Nats Registration!

DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER for the non-NATS!  Mail in your forms and you will get your Pilot Number.

THEN – Don’t Forget to Register all of your models.  This is not a requirement, but it just makes it easier for all involved.  Most of your models that you flew at the Nats last year will have the green light, just indicate it during the model registration.

After that, you will receive your Time Cards, pre-filled – making THAT easier, too!

And lastly, consider volunteering your time.  It doesn’t have to be all day; the GHQ can use all kinds of short-term help.

See you in Geneseo!

Page 1 of 6

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén