The PVMAC’s 2018 Scale Fun Fly has come and gone, and by all measures this event was a huge success. The photo to the left of the pilots meeting says it all. We had 62 registered pilots turn out, and although I don’t have official historical stats, this has to be in the top 2 or 3 in terms of record turnouts for the PVMAC. We also had at least as many spectators.
The weather was perfect, and although Friday was a mostly a bust because of the nasty wind, Saturday’s weather could not be better, and the wind stayed away most of the day.
Our new way of giving out raffle tickets each time you flew was a new pilots favorite and ensured there was always 5 planes in the air. We handed out 144 raffle tickets for flights that day and gave away numerous prizes. There were also 14 awards given out, and below are the results for those awards. The competition was freindly, though there was no shortage of great looking aircraft in the air.
It has been a couple years or more since the PVMAC has hosted our own Scale Event, and this years turn out proves that the time was right to bring it back and folks were missing it. I dont know about everyone else, but Im already looking forward to next years event.
It takes a huge effort to put on an event like this, and it couldnt have been done without the effort and dedication from our Board members. A special thanks goes out to the folks that put this event together and helped, including Lonni Morrison (His idea to have this event), Cal Orr (CD) Chuck Pozanic (Club President), Steve Parola, Tom Marcure, Larry Marsh, Scott Swirles, Mike Keys, Mark Hibbert, Ted Novak and John Maxwell. Also a huge thanks to all of the board Members’ wives, who helped hand out raffle tickets, run the snack bar, Prepare food, collect landing fees, prep Pilot packs, setup chairs, tables, tents, print flyers, and the countless other things that go into preparing for an event.
1st – Jack Dunkle
1st – Tyler Pandis
Jeff Fassbinder – SR
1st – Tom Callahan