The FAC’s own – Oliver Sand – has been awarded two scholarship awards by the Academy of Model Aeronautics! Well done, Oliver – and best of luck at Brown!
Read Oliver’s release HERE
And about all of the winners HERE
Immediately following teh Thursday/Friday FAC outdoor Champs was the Saturday/Sunday Ted Dock contest. We had just over 30 people registered and flying – a great turnout. Here are the Kanones – more details to follow in the Newsletter.
We had over 40 registrants and several cross-over flyers from the SAM Champs.
Kanones awarded; full results and details to follow in the newsletter:
NON KANONE EVENTS
FAC Awards Presented:
As we gathered in Muncie last Wednesday, several of us received an email from Marcy Green letting us know that Orv Olm had passed away.
Orv was known, if only by his nickname, throughout the Free Flight world. He changed the way that many, many Free Flighters prop their rubber planes and adjust their thrust settings.
He suffered in the last several months with what turned out to be some sort of cancer, with lung cancer being the secondary cancer (he chose to stop research and treatment when they realized there was “more”).
I don’t know what to say…I’m sure most are already aware of his passing, but I feel we need to acknowledge what he meant to us – which was a lot.
(photo from his website)
The two-day FAC Outdoor Champs and the two-day Ted Dock are happening on the last weekend of September this year: Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun 27-30 September.
The BIGGEST news regarding this is that we will be running concurrently with the 2018 SAM CHAMPS, 23-28 September. As you may know, there are several overlapping events between FAC and SAM.
More News: If you register at the FAC Outdoor Champs, you can fly in the SAM events FOR FREE!
Even More News: There will be a Concourse display for models on Wednesday evening at the AMA Museum and SAM will be awarding a nice trophy for the best FAC model.
MORE More News: SAM will be sponsoring trophies for THREE overlapping events: OT Fuselage, OT Stick, and Jimmie Allen!
Check our EVENTS CALENDAR for the two FAC contest details.
Thanks to Stew Meyers, all* of the back issues are now downloadable.
* – Here’s the hitch: the Council voted to have all newsletters – minus the most recent 5 years – available. So what we have today is up to and including Sept/Oct 2013 (#273) online.
“Check them out” in the Library! And there is no need to return them to the library once you check them out – HAWWWW!
A short 15-minute video on the history of Comet Model Airplane Company from 1929-1941 is NOW AVAILABLE online!
I have added a new link to the Comet Catalog Page. (A little cross-contamination to my business history) – when I took over my business, I had a small supply of these DVDs and was able to sell them. I was pleased to find this official copy of the DVD online the other day – it is free to watch for everyone.
So here is the start of the Library:
Find it on the Top Menu Bar (or just click HERE)
More to come!