Get on your Bad Bleriot and Ride!
Thanks to Lyman Hatz (on Facebook)!
From Frank Scott and Michael Smith, McCook Squadron, Dayton, Ohio
OK Skysters, get your Bill Warner designed Sky Bunnies ready for the big memorial SKY BUNNY MASKed LAUNCH. This is now OPEN TO EVERYONE as a world-wide Fun-Fly. Post your times, photos, videos, and tales of adventure (and mis-adventure!) online, try the McCook Facebook Page or the FAC-GHQ Facebook Page!
As you all know, we chose to cancel/postpone the upcoming June 6-7 McCook Field Aero Squadron contest at Muncie due to the threat and logistic complications arising from the Covid 19 infection. We intended the final activity at this contest to be a Mass Launch of Sky Bunnies in tribute to the memory of Bill Warner.
June 07, 2020 at Twin Towers Park between Fairborn and Yellow Springs Ohio. Please be on site and ready no later than 3:30 PM EDST for the actual launch at 4:00PM EDST.
No Kanones, No fees, Just Flying camaraderie.
Because of the ongoing Covid-19 threat we respectfully ask everyone present to observe all appropriate safety procedures.
NOTE: You can get the Sky Bunny Kit from Peck Polymers click HERE.
Ed Novak reports a decision to CANCEL the scheduled contest at Durham Field (CT) on 14 June.
The latest FAC Rule Book is now online. There are very minor changes, all in red text.
That’s it! Download the new rules RIGHT HERE (or on the Rules page above on the menu).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. My name is Dohrman Crawford.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Muncie and Geneseo – and probably other flying sites – have been hit with very wet conditions this year. FAC’er Tom Hallman sent in this “video of a modeler and equipment”. It’s not far from the truth…
Fly when you can! I’m sure I won’t be the only one at the non-Nats with untested planes!
Due to interminable rain and wetter than usual conditions of the field, CD Pat Murray has postponed the annual McCook Squadron contest at Muncie. Scratch this weekend (8/9 June) and pencil in next weekend (15/16 June – yeah, that’s Father’s Day) .
See you there – bring all your big ships!
Steve Neill in California has started a new FAC Squadron. He is calling the group the Ventura Model Aviators and has been assigned Squadron #50. He has just a handful of members right now and is looking for more. If you are a modeler in the area, just let him know!
Check out their web site – it looks like a good one!