Sunday, May 19, 2019

After 6 weeks, we are back on the road (sort of)

On the last weekend in May, our home RC club hosts it's annual Spring Fun Fly. This event started as a simple one day fun fly held on Mothers Day. While reasonably successful, we felt we would get a better turn out if we held it on another date. We tried a couple of different weekends around the May Long weekend and finally settled on the last weekend in the month. That was about 10-12 years ago. Chris and I were the primary organizers for most of that time and during our tenure, the event morphed from a one day event into a weekend event to now what is almost a week long event.
Two years ago, we decided to back off and let some new blood take over. One of our newer members, Andy Prodaniuk, stepped up and ran it very successfully last year and is doing it again this year.

It is Sunday night as I write this and we expect our first arrivals tomorrow. I expect folks will trickle in most of the week but the main even starts Friday.

We don't do any kind of competition; just a meet to come, fly and enjoy the company of friends and fellow modellers from all over BC.

I'll try and get some pictures up as the event progresses, but for now, this aerial shot shows our facility. We are very fortunate. The land is owned by Tolko Industries who operate a plywood plant across the highway. The land we are on is an old wood waste dump site and is essentially reclaimed land which they have generously given us the use of at no charge. The club was formed back in the early 90's and boasts 600 feet of asphalt runway with a parallel grass runway, in ground irrigation, and a clubhouse with power.

By the time we get into full swing, we are expecting between 16 and 18 RV's and 40 or more pilots. Should be fun!

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