Airplane size limit is reinstated at Norton
The flying rules for the Norton field that have been a part of our contract with the airport include a wingspan limit of 81 inches and an engine size of 2.80 cu in. We had a verbal agreement that let us temporarily deviate from these limits and we permitted the larger IMAC birds to fly. However, the control tower is now activated and the airport authority has asked us to honor the limits as stated in the contract. If you have any questions about this, contact Paul Smith.
The equipment box, frequency board, and rule board have been moved.
These items no longer block the view of the runway at Norton and they have been relocated to the east end of the pit area. An informal survey showed me that 80% of the flyers favored opening up the view of the runway and the east end of the pits was preferred as the new location.
The box with the frequency board was first item moved and this was done with major effort by Martin Nelson, who volunteered his truck as the tow vehicle. The move team included Mike and Adrian Peratoner and Paul Smith.
Moving the rule board was a big job and required pulling the steel posts out of the ground and drilling new post holes. This was accomplished primarily by Warren Schlaberg and his son, Jacob. They came to the field on Dec 30th with some of his construction equipment including a generator, drills, jacks etc. They were assisted by Gordon Daniels and Richard German. The Norton flyers and the entire club owes a big “Thank you” to these volunteers.