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8/16/09:

August 19th - ECSF Club Meeting:
The meeting will be held at the ECSF Flying Field.

ECSF Summer Picnic a Success:
The rain held off and the ECSF Summer Picnic was a success. Good flying, good food, and good fun were had by all.


8/1/09:

The East Coast Swamp Flyers will be holding its summer picnic & Fun Fly this Sunday, August 2nd. All members and their families are welcome to come out to the flying field and enjoy a great day of flying and free food. This is a free picnic for all members and their families. The club will be serving lunch and having unlimited flying. Bring out your aircraft and have a great time. We may also have some fun events such as a limbo contest, balloon popping contest, etc.

Flying may begin at 10am for 4-strokes, 11am for 2-strokes, and anytime for electrics.

We look forward to seeing you all there.


7/10/09:

The next club meeting will be held on July 15th at the East Coast Swamp Flyers field (weather permitting).

 


6/19/09:

The Battle of Midway II Extreme Combat Event was held on June 14th. Despite questionable forecasts, the weather held out and the event turned out to be a great success with a team from Oxford, CT squaring up against the East Coast Swamp Flyers team. The Oxford team pulled away in the final rounds and came out the victors. The spectators were "wowed" by Chris Petriccione's jet demonstration at lunch, and great fun was had by all.

 

More information about the results will follow soon.


5/22/09:

The following new members were voted into the club at the May 20th club meeting:

John Hart
Chris DeConti
Andrew Borrs
Albert Slomba

Congratulations, and welcome to the East Coast Swamp Flyers!


5/22/09:

The annual Builder's Contest and Swap Meet was held on Wednesday, May 20th at the Foxon Community Recreational Center. The contest winners are:

Sport Class:
1st Place: Bill Palmer - Elmers Glue Special
2nd Place: Gary Smeriglio - Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero

Scale Class:
1st Place: Mik Vasmatics - P-61 Black Widow
2nd Place: Bill David - Focke-Achgelis FA-61

Aerobatic:
1st Place: Dan Frankel - Lanier 33% Edge 540
2nd Place: Jeff Giamattei - Great Planes F4U Corsair

Helicopter:
1st Place: Joe Malec - Agusta 109

Kit Build:
1st Place: Ed Berlin - AH-1 Skyraider
2nd Place: Bill David - F4U Corsair

Best in Show: Ed Berlin - AH-1 Skyraider


4/12/09:

The New Clubhouse has been installed. To see how the deck was built and other new pictures.

 


2/12/09:

Our monthly Club Meeting will be held at the Foxon Recreational Community Center on February 18th at 7pm. There has been a change in the activity for this meeting. At Jim Fethers' request we have pushed off the foam cutting demonstration for a later date. Joe Acosta of "Build Right Fly Right Hobbies" has been very gracious and accommodating by stepping up. He will be giving an extensive demonstration on all the new impressive electronics flooding today's marketplace. We will also be holding our "Monthly 50/50 Raffle" and unveiling some of this year's plans for picnics and activities. It looks to be a very exciting and informative meeting, so I hope you all can make it.


1/30/09:

Our monthly Club Meeting will be held at the Foxon Recreational Community Center on February 18th at 7pm. Jim Feathers will be demonstrating how to cut foam wings. We will also be holding our "Monthly 50/50 Raffle". The tickets will be $1 each, 7 for $5 and 15 for $10 and the winner, will be chosen at the close of the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.

We are also starting the raffle for a Northstar RTF.


1/15/09:

Our monthly Club Meeting will be held at the Foxon Recreational Community Center January 21, 2009 at 7pm. We will be discussing our agenda for the year, possible events, budget, and holding our new "Monthly 50/50 Raffle". The tickets will be $1.00 each, and the winner will be chosen at the close of each meeting. We will also be treated to an outstanding DVD compilation of the 2008 season. Bill Palmer spent many hours last season taking video and pictures down at the field and put them all together on a great DVD. This looks to be a great start to the new flying season. We look forward to seeing you there.

The East Coast Swamp Flyers R/C Club, Inc. was founded by a small group of radio controlled aircraft enthusiasts in the late 1960's and now has more than 160 members.

The club is affiliated with and designated a "Leader Club" by the Academy of Model Aeronautics!

The original club field was in a small clearing behind the TOPS discount store on the Boston Post Road in West Haven, CT. The "TOPS" field was surrounded by trees and marshland, thus the members referred to themselves as "swamp flyers". In winter when ice often made the TOPS field inaccessible, the group would fly at the West Haven beach near Chick's Drive In or at the Carrigan Middle School in West Haven.

The TOPS field was lost in the early 1970s when the owner decided to develop the land and, for a short time, the members flew from a small field on State Street in North Haven, CT before moving to our present location behind the Honeywell factory on Route 22 in North Branford, CT.

At about the time we moved to our present field, the members voted to incorporate the club and we became the East Coast Swamp Flyers R/C Club, Inc. As incorporated, the club consists of the general members, the club officers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary) and a board of directors. We usually meet at 7 PM on the third Wednesday of every other month at the Foxon Community Center on Route 80 in East Haven, CT. but outdoor club meetings are occasionally scheduled at the field during the summer months when the days are longer and warm weather prevails.

Although it has been roughly 40 years since our club was formed at TOPS field, two of our original members (Bill David and Joe Scialla) still belong to the club and fly with us on a regular basis.

For directions to the field, please visit our directions page.