News

New Mowing Schedule

  • The field is closed to flying when mowing is in progress.  Mowing must take precedence when our volunteer groundskeepers come to the field to mow. 

  • When permitted by weather and availability of our volunteers, mowing is scheduled at these times:

               Monday or Tuesday Mowing             11:30 am - 1:00 pm.

               Friday Mowing                                   3:00-5:00 pm

               Tuesday weed and mole patrol         morning, short interruption        

Open House Saturday!!

From 9:00 - 4:00, and the forecast is looking good!  

 

Please bring your best stuff to show off for the public.  We will be letting them a little ways into the pit area for a closer look at things.  We'll keep them behind the tables, so your flying won't be affected.

 

SupaTim Hanstine of Northwest Hobbies will be there to fly some of his big, very aerobatic stuff.  His 3D routines are an inspiration, even if you're not a 3D pilot.

 

Lessons Learned, Instructors, and Fun

  • Lessons from a recent crash outside our boundary
  • Instructors needed for Training Tuesdays
  • Our rules, Simplified
  • Mount Rainier club summer events

New (or old?) Lessons Learned:

Outfits like the military and airlines strive for a modern safety culture. One that is NOT punitive, so that lessons can be shared, for obvious benefit. I'm sharing this with the blessing of the pilot who had a recent accident.

Spring Newsletter

Welcome to the Spring MAR/C newsletter!

Despite the cooler, stormier weather we have had this month, I am amazed at how busy the field is on the weekends! I think we are all looking forward to some warmer weather. With the spring, comes the weed and grass growing season. Rob, who does the field maintenance, is looking for volunteers to help with weed whacking, mole management, and repairs of tables and test stands. Send an email to the club if your interested and I will get you in contact with Rob.

April 21st Club Meeting Reminder - Build Contest and More!

Join our Virtual online meeting (link below)

Meeting Agenda:

2022 Build Contest -Not A Plane!

Build and fly anything that ISN'T an airplane! Tune into the meeting to find out the details on the contest and get ideas on what to build.

Flight modes explained. Ever wonder what flight modes might be useful for but confused on how to set them up? BK1 will do a tutorial on how to set up Flight Modes with Spektrum Transmitters. The concepts can be applied to other radios but the steps may differ.

Update on the Field improvement project.

Open Call for Instructors and Aspiring Instructors

Training season is upon us! One of the most significant contributions that our club does for our community is to provide free flight training to anyone that is interested. To make this happen we need a team of volunteer instructors to teach young and young at heart students. If you have been an instructor before, please consider volunteering again this year. If you want to instruct but think you need some guidance, we are planning on running a ‘teach the instructor’ session to get you up to speed.

Field Improvement Update (March)

Over $20,000! That is the amount of pledges we got from enthusiastic club members to help us fund our field improvement project! This pledge amount speaks highly of how much you value MAR/C and the services we provide. On top of that, we sold $2,700 worth of donated items at the swap meet which will go directly to this project. Thank you for this show of support!