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.
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.
The next club meeting will be held on July 15th at the East Coast Swamp Flyers field (weather permitting).
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.
The following new members were voted into the club at the May 20th club meeting:
Congratulations, and welcome to the East Coast Swamp Flyers!
The annual Builder's Contest and Swap Meet was held on Wednesday, May 20th at the Foxon Community Recreational Center. The contest winners are:
1st Place: Bill Palmer - Elmers Glue Special
2nd Place: Gary Smeriglio - Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero
1st Place: Mik Vasmatics - P-61 Black Widow
2nd Place: Bill David - Focke-Achgelis FA-61
1st Place: Dan Frankel - Lanier 33% Edge 540
2nd Place: Jeff Giamattei - Great Planes F4U Corsair
1st Place: Joe Malec - Agusta 109
1st Place: Ed Berlin - AH-1 Skyraider
2nd Place: Bill David - F4U Corsair
Best in Show: Ed Berlin - AH-1 Skyraider
The New Clubhouse has been installed. To see how the deck was built and other new pictures.
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.
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.
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.