The park has received a complaint from our birdwatching neighbors that our planes regularly overfly the area to the west of our field. The complaint, received last Saturday late afternoon, also cited excessive noise from the plane(s) in question, which would indicate that one or more large-displacement gas-powered planes were the source of the complaint. Please remember that we have a strict 90 dB noise limit, and that all gas-powered (as well as large-displacement glow-powered) planes must be certified as compliant to use our field.
We'll be holding a Sport Scale Contest on Saturday, July 11 at the field from 9am to 4pm. Cash prized for 1st, 2nd and 3rd plane. Details can be found here: http://www.mar-c.org/content/marc-sport-scale-contest-and-bbq.
With a new flying season fast upon us, I hope everyone is remembering to check any equipment that was stored for the winter carefully, cycle your radio batteries, and make sure any minor end-of season damage has been fully repaired. It's pretty surprising how many things can start to work their way loose, even on electrics.
Along with your prep work, I'd like to bring everyone up to speed on some recent developments, both good and bad: