Wednesday, July 27, 2016

August Assoc. Meeting & Wednesday Flying

First of all, the August Association meeting is coming up next week- Wednesday August 6 at 6:00 PM. Be there or be square!

This evening was the weekly get-together at the field, and as usual we had a good time. The guys flew combat wings again. Usually, there's a lot of chaotic buzzing and zipping around as pilots attempt unsuccessfully to score a hit- but this time, there was a hit so hard we could hear the whack!

Guess who hit whom?
Mike Unger flew several practice runs with his Mostro 700 helicopter. He will be competing in the upcoming AMA Nats in Muncie, Indiana. Good Luck Mike- your flights are looking good!

And, something a bit different for the war bird crowd- an electric P-38 cruised over the field several times this evening. Dick correctly pointed out that P-38's are supposed to have landing gear (this one is a belly-lander), and that firing guns would have been cooler.

More pictures from tonight and other days can be found under the photos tab of the website. Last, but certainly not least, we welcomed another new member, Jim Landenburg to the Flying Association this evening.

If you are looking for a safe place to fly, and friendly people that share your interest in model aircraft, contact us by filling out the form on the JOIN tab of this web site, and we'll set you up with a membership.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday Flying

Fantastic weather for flying this evening and a good turnout for our weekly Wednesday club get together. A diverse variety of aircraft took to the air, including glow planes, a gasser, combat wings, electric trainers, and a glow-powered helicopter!
Combat wing pilots face-off
Glow-powered helicopter!
 Click on this link to view the July photo album

 In other news:
We would like to thank Mr. Marvin Wethington for his gracious donation of  Eflight Apprentice parts to our flight training program.

MRFA has two prospective new members! We extend a warm welcome to anyone that would like to join. If you are looking for a safe place to fly and knowledgeable, friendly people to share your model aircraft interest with, contact us about joining Mad River Flying Association.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

A Dry, Windy Sunday

A few of our members came out to the field today. The wind was gusting across the field, making landing an interesting feat, and the lack of rain and hot temperatures has turned the grass to a crispy brown. That's bad for the grass, but great for foam airplanes.

Summer is fading fast- get out and fly while you can!

Rob C.'s Dynam C-47, at the end of another successful flight...or maybe it's 1944?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Before The Storm

360 degree panoramic view of the field minutes before the storm Wednesday night.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Family Picnic and Fun Fly

MRFA Members- mark this date on your calendars and please plan to attend:

The Family Picnic and Fun Fly will be on August 21st (Sunday) at 1:00 PM. Food will be catered!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

More Regional Events!

Hey! Looking for something to do on July 17th? Think that you have fantastic flying skills? Well, put them to the test at the Darke County Aeromodelers Assoc.'s Pilot Contest! You can find the official information at the link below:

Don't forget the other regional events we have posted! You can find those in our past posts, or by doing a site search.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Great Flying Weather!

Speak softly and fly a Swizzle Stick...err, something like that. Wednesday July 6th at 6:00 is our next club meeting- Grab your gear, dust off those planes, and come join us. Looking for a place to fly your plane, helicopter, or quad? We welcome you to come fly with us and join MRFA. Better do it soon though- summer is going by fast!