JUN 2019 CRCS CLUB MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by President Ed Yeash at 7:00 pm Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at Perkins Restaurant.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT WERE:

President: Ed Yeash 

Vice President: Richard Jackson

Treasurer, Robert (Capt. Morgan) Brooks; 

Secretary: Elaine Jackson

Safety Officer: Dave Brown 

Field Officer: Mike McGee (Absent)

Members at Large: Bob Mason, Roy Leopold, Bill Evans

There were 16 members present.


NEW MEMBERS/ GUEST: 

There were no new members at tonight’s meeting.


MINUTES FROM LAST MEETING:

The minutes from the May meeting were accepted by the members present with minor corrections. (Vergil and Art are the same person who prefers to go by Art.)


TREASURERS REPORT:

The May treasurer’s report was accepted presented by Treasurer and membership cards were passed out.


SAFETY REPORT:

Dave Brown reminded the club to always be to check control surfaces before taking off, especially check with both radios if you are training someone on a buddy box.  


FIELD MAINTENANCE REPORT:

Robert Brooks reported that because of the heat, the field has only been mowed once.


TRAINING:

One student will soon be ready to solo. A question was raised about requiring students to fly within the tree line. This will be addressed in a board meeting. 


OLD BUSINESS:

We had great participation at our Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge event. We may have even picked up some young people who may eventually become Modelers. 

At the EAA event there were 17 children between the ages of 8 and 16 who participated. Of these, 3 of the 17 completed the requirements for their Aviation Merit Badges. (One young girl, 8 years old, was afraid to go up in the plane until she found out that her Dad could go up with her. When she landed, she had a huge smile on her face because she found out that she loved to fly.)

Members who participated at the Boy Scout Car Show had a great time. The troop earned over 4K after expenses. Enough to pay for everything they need for transportation, food and Tee-shirts for camp this summer.  

According to those who attended, the Beauford Air Show at the Marine Base was a disaster. Spectators could not get a clear view of the events on the ground  During the Fly-Overs, they had bags on the ground that were set to explode so it looked like the planes were dropping bombs. Four of the five went off but one did not. They had to stop the air show to detonate the dud. When it exploded, it set the grass on fire and they had to delay the show even longer while they put out the fire. 


NEW BUSINESS:

Gooney Birds at Florence SC will have a Fly-in on June 7th, weather permitting. 

June 12 Palmetto District Boy Scouts have invited us to participate with a show and tell again this year in their summer day camp. This will be at the Elks Club on Sam Rittenberg. Frank Metzger, Richard Jackson, and Robert Brooks volunteered to help out.

The Blue Angels will be at Charleston Air Force Base Open House April 18-19, 2020. When in discussions with the Base about our participation, Frank will be sure to talk to the FAA and the people from the tower to determine if will be allowed to fly.


SHOW AND TELL:

Robert Brooks brought in his E-Flight V-22 Osprey. He saw the full size at the Beauford Air Show and decided to get a model for his own. It can hover, vertical lift, forward mode for normal flight just like the full size. The cost was $280.00 and is his 387th model.

Ed found an Altimeter/Speed Meter that uses satellite positioning like GPS to monitor the speed of any model aircraft. Weight is 4.2 grams and can be attached with Velcro or rubber bands. He found it on Amazon for $60.00. For anyone who is interested in getting their own, the name is: Sky RC GPS Speed Meter.


RAFFLE TICKETS:

The club is raffling off an Aeroworks built by Bill Tuxworth at the December meeting. Tickets will be $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. It has a 76 inch wingspan. This is a beautiful aircraft and Bill is an excellent builder.


SPECIAL NOTE:

This week we will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of “D” Day. Bill Tuxworth, who has been donating our raffle planes was flying B-17 Bombers during World War 2 and was very actively flying on June 6, 1945.


CRASH OF THE MONTH:

There were no crashes reported.


MEETING ADJOURNED:

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM. Next meeting will be on June 3rd, 2019 at Perkins Restaurant located at 1700 Trolley Road, Summerville, SC. 

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