2015 PVMAC Events
Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club
Wings Over Prado April 24-26 2015
The PVMAC is proud to announce that we will be bringing back an event that has been on haitus for the last couple years. The Wings Over Prado, (Formerly Wings Over Chino), is a scale RC aircraft fly-in that willl be held on Friday April 24th through Sunday April 26th 2015 and features all scale warbirds, scale civilian, scale edf Jets, and Sport Scale Aircraft
Landing fee is just $30 and is an AMA Sanctioned Event so current AMA membership is required. Our snack bar will be open for breakfast and lunch serving up good tasting hot food, and ice cold drinks. A Saturday night banquet will be held at the field, stay tuned for the menu announcement.
We will be providing a manned central charging station with power for up to 16 chargers, each with 12v/16 Amps of output. Vendors will also be onsite showing the latest and greatest electric RC products.
Awards will be presented for Best Detailed ARF, Military, Civilian, EDF jet, Biplane, Multi engine, Peoples choice and Presidents award.
Please check back for further details.
Event Sponsors to Be announced
2015 Membership Information
The Membership page has been updated with the new 2015 forms. You must get your renewal form and dues in by December 31, 2014 to fly on January 1st, 2015.
Please read the following information as it pertains to membership renewals for 2015.
- The membership renewal period for 2015 ends January 11, 2015
- Any past PVMAC member that did not renew in 2014 will be considered a new member and pay the New membership rate of $80 plus the $120 initiation fee for a total of $200 .
- New members will pay $80 for a new membership and an additional $120 initiation fee for a total of $200.
- Any membership application received without the correct payment amount included will be returned to the sender.
- All 2015 renewals must be postmarked on or before January 11, 2015, with the correct amount of $80 included. 2015 Renewals will NOT be accepted after January 11, 2015 . If you do not send your 2015 renewal in by January 11, 2015, you will be considered a new member and pay the new membership rate of $80 plus the $120 initiation fee for a total of $200
- If you mail in your renewal membership, it must be postmarked by January 11, 2015 to receive the renewal rate.
- Any membership application received without the correct payment amount included will be returned to the sender. Any membership re-turned for insufficient payment will not be considered received by the deadline unless the application and correct payment is returned by the deadline.
In addition, the PVMAC rules and regulations Page has been updated, and you will definatly want to make sure you read them.
As with last year, you must have a fire extinguisher in the pit area in order to fly. Read about the new Fire Extinguisher requirement here.
Celebrate Nation Model Aviation Day, August 17, 2013
7th Annul Scale Squadron Fly-in Photos posted
The 7th annual Scale Squadron Fly In, which was hosted by both the Scale squadron of Southern California and the PVMAC at Prado has come and gone, and event was a great success. There was a great turn out with close to 70 registered pilots that weekend, and as usual, there were some amazing scale airplanes in the air and on the ground.
In case you missed it, or you want to relive the weekend,
I've posted some picks of just some of the impressive airplanes from the event, which you can CHECK OUT HERE...
2013 7th Annual Scale Fly-In
The Scale Squadron of Southern California presents the 7th Annul Scale Fly-In on June 7-8-9, 2013 at our premier Prado flying Field in Chino, Ca. This event is open to all Scale or stand-off planes, and will include Sport Scale, Built Up , ARFs, Kits, electric, glow, Gas and EDF Jets. Turbines and profile Aircraft are not included.
Download the flyer here or check out all the info below.
Pre-Registration is now open! Click here to get signed up today. PayPal is required.
- Prado Filed Info And Directions
- Hotels Near Prado Airpark
- Prado Regional Park Info & Camping Reservations
- Places Near Prado
- Air Museums
Sponsors For the Scale Fly In
10 Questions featuring Oscar Furlong
It has been a while since we have done a 10 questions Posting, and to be honest its difficult to get folks to offer their time to answer the questions. Oscar Furlong however, was gracious enough to spend a few minutes answering these questions. Oscar Furlong is a frequent flyer at the Norton field, and has been a PVMAC member for 5 years. Oscar also attends most monthly Club meetings, and while in attendace at these meetings, he seems to win something.
- Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a motorcycle mechanic running a small shop with my two sons.
- How long have you been flying model airplanes?
I have been in the hobby for 9 years. My dad used to buy me plastic models when I was a kid.
- What was the first airplane you flew and how did it go?
When I was 7, I made my own kites and rockets, but my first RC was a cox cesna 182. I bought it on 1998 but I didn't fly it until 2003, and crashed it, of course. 3 months later I found an RC instructor at a local hobby store and he tought me to fly.
- What types of planes do you fly most of the time and why? (i.e. Scale. Sport, EDF, IMAC, Pylon, Float, 3D, Giant, etc.)
3d, scale, edf's and helicopters, but now I focus on helis.
- What is/are your most favorite aspects about being involved in this hobby?
Building, I really like to build, and then see if it fly.
- Tell me about the airplane you enjoy flying most today?
A 25% cap 232 gasoline, and a EDF hobbyking foammy shark
- What's the best memory you have since becoming involed in this hobby?
too many, but all the events at the field are a great memories,Too many, but all the events at the field are a great memories.
- What is the biggest mistake you've made (in the Hobby), and what did you learn from it?
I crashed a very nice P-47 because I did not check the receiver battery. Now i really take care of the batteries
- What are you working on now?
An ultimate biplane 85cc gas engine.
- If you could fly in any real airplane, what would it be and why?
I am planing on helicopter flight training to fly ultralight Helicopters. Why? because the price of a small heli is like a big SUV, and I can transport in a trailer and storage it in my back yard. Oh, and I like helis.
Tribute to the Goodwine Family
Your Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to pay special tribute to a PVMAC family that is responsible for your club being what it is today. We are of course talking about the Goodwine Family.
Phil Goodwine, our past president and chairman deserves the highest recognition for his work, effort and financial contribution to the PVMAC. Phil ran the club like a true professional and our past events under Phil’s leadership are a testament to his dedication and effort. His drive to make the PVMAC the best club in Southern California and possibly the country is well known and very much appreciated. Most members don’t realize the time and effort it takes to run a club of our size. As President and Chairman, Phil held down two full time jobs – his business, Goodwine Glass and the PVMAC. Over the past six years, Phil spent many hours on field maintenance, upgrading our flying sites and making our events the fantastic events they were. There were also countless times that Phil made trips to Prado to take care of one problem or another. Finally, Phil always volunteered his time and effort to hang airplanes for the AMA Expos. This saved the club $125 every year for the cost of our booth. You can be sure that the cost to do this was more than the $125 it saved the club, but for Phil that was just his way of giving back to the hobby that he and Kyle enjoy. All in all Phil’s effort on behalf of the PVMAC was a twenty-four hour job for which he put forth 100% effort all six years of his tenure.
Next we would like to thank Beth Goodwine. Beth spent much of the last six years filling the positions of Secretary and Membership Director. Both of these tasks were a big demand on her time and effort. There is much more to both these jobs than most of us realize and Beth performed both of these jobs to the fullest extent possible. What most members do not know is the countless hours of time and effort Beth put into running the snack bar. Purchasing the food, cooking and serving the food, and taking the entire dirty dish collection home after an event to wash them. Phil usually ran our events, but the snack bar was always all Beth. Yes Beth would usually have volunteers helping her at events, but that really is a small portion of the responsibility of running the snack bar. Most of us never saw the other 80% of the effort it takes to maintain and run the snack bar. Beth always did it without complaint and she did a tremendous job.
Finally there is Kyle. Anytime something needed to be done at the field, Kyle was always there with Phil making it happen. Kyle ran the raffle at the club meetings and was always involved in the club. How many of us in the club benefited from Kyle’s knowledge and help with their airplane. How many of us relied on Kyle to maiden our airplanes and trim them for us. The simple answer is many members. There is a good reason that Kyle was chosen to be a Horizon Hobby Team Pilot. It is the time and effort he puts forth to help others in this hobby. Kyle should be an example to us all as to what a club member should be.
We have tried to put into words what the participation of the Goodwine family has meant to the PVMAC. However no words are really adequate to express our appreciation for everything the Goodwines did to make the PVMAC what it is today and the envy of other model airplane clubs. Thank you Phil, Beth and Kyle for all your effort and support.
The Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club Board of Directors.
Big Jolt Featured in Electric Flight Magazine
If you were at this years Big Jolt event, you may have noticed John Reid, the West Coast Senior Editor for Model Airplane News and Electric Flight Magazine, running around to chat with the pilots and take some photos and video.
When I downloaded the March 2013 digital issue of Electric Flight Magazine yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to see what John was up to while he was at our event. John wrote a beautiful 4 page spread, including tons of Photos. And If you subscribe to the Digital edition, there is great interview with Sam Wright, the CD of this event. If your a print subscriber, you can get to the video interview with a built in QR code link which you can scan with your smart phone. In 2010, John featured a video interview with Sam on the Model Airplane News Blog, but I believe the is the first time our Big Jolt event has been covered in a national publication.
If you have a subscription to either Electric Flight or Model Airplane News or you read his blog, you will know that John often reviews new model airplanes. You probably also notice that many of the field testing for these reviews take place at one of our fields at either Prado or Norton. Not only is John a member of our Club but he is a huge supporter of it. He Comes to most of our events, which are often featured in his blog, and he often mentions our club in his articles when he is at our field writing his reviews. This time he's shown his support by featuring a nice writeup of the Big Jolt event. I'm sure next years turn out will be even bigger because of it.
Thanks for the nice write up John, The PVMAC appriciates it.
Show your support....If you don't have a subscription to Electric Flight or Model Airplane News, be sure to grab one now and enjoy the Big Jolt article and other great articles every month from John Reid and and others.
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