NEXT BUSINESS MEETING:
Thursday, January 4, 2018
at 7 PM, VFW Florence MA
18 Meadow Street
Florence, MA. 01062
NEW YEAR'S DAY FLY-IN
As has been a long-running tradition, HCRC will host the annual New Year's Day Fly-In once again this coming year. Get those pontoons and skies mounted and come out for some flying if the weather is reasonably hospitable. The stove will be running in the storage shed and the grill will be roasting up some hot dogs. If you have a little fire wood to spare, feel free to bring it along. So come on out to help support your club for what has been a fun and well attended event in year's past! Thanks.
Attention all HCRC Club Members
The club is running a fundraiser to help offset the costs associated with the addition of power on to the club property. It is open to club members and their friends and family. The cost is $20 a ticket with a winner every day. Your odds of winning some cash is 100:1 much better than the state lottery odds! of course the payoff isn't as large either. Please click on the link below to print out a copy and play. You can mail in your registration form along with your check to our club treasurer Ron Paul at 367 Ware Street Palmer, MA. 01069 or bring it with you to the next business meeting. The full details of the rules are on the form. Please help support your club. Thanks.
Click on the link below to view the HCRC Club Fundraiser Raffle Sign Up Sheet
2017 HCRC CHRISTMAS PARTY
Click on the link below to view the party invitation
This year HCRC's Christmas Party will be held on Saturday 12/16/17 6pm to 11pm at the East Mountain Country Club at 1458 East Mountain road, Westfield, MA. 01085. Members who cannot attend the December business meeting but still wish to attend the Christmas Party can send your check for $35.00/pp made out to our vice president Michael Shaw 15 Overlea Drive Springfield MA. 01119 by 12/07/17 deadline. If you are attending the meeting you can bring cash or check and pay in person. Once again the deadline to sign up for the party is 12/7/17. Come on out and have a good time with your fellow club members.
A NOTE FROM PRESIDENT TYLER
Thank you very much for the opportunity to be president of this club. Gordie Lauder recently informed me that I have been a member for 27 years- I guess it was 'about time' for me to serve in office. This is a complex time for hobbyists and aeromodeling. New technologies have given us new ways to enjoy our hobby, but our government is trying to cope with the task of regulating "unmanned aerial vehicles"- leaving many of us feeling stuck in the middle.
The next few years will be very interesting for our hobby, the AMA, and this club. I do not believe that our hobby will go away. I don't believe that the FAA is interested in taking away our model airplanes or helicopters. As a club, we need to stay informed on the latest updates from the FAA and AMA, and other news outlets. We also may need to be wary of some of the "information" being shared in the media, online, etc. Then we can, as a club, make sure we are able to enjoy our hobby while remaining compliant with any regulations.
When I was 15, I would ride my bike down to the HCRC field and marvel at everything I saw there: 40-sized sport aerobatic planes, scale warbirds, pylon racers, the occasional helicopter. A few guys were competing in pattern back then. Some of us started playing with electrics, low on power and filled with nicad batteries. Over the years, our club has welcomed new hobbyists and has accepted new types of model aircraft. Whatever the latest new 'thing' was, someone in HCRC was into it. I believe this history will serve us well over the next year or two.
Again, thank you very much for this opportunity. Lets not forget that this is a hobby and we are supposed to be having fun!
Tyler J West, MD
FREE FLIGHT INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE
Flight instruction is free and by appointment only.
All are welcome to arrange for a demo flight or scheduled lessons. Call:
Andre: (413) 786-9735
Ed: (413) 532-7071
WE HAVE A PRO IN THE CLUB
Dean Lampron is a national champion at his chosen sport. Please follow the attached link to see what Dean has accomplished.
HCRC 2017 OFFICERS
President: Tyler West, 84 Doane Road, Ware, MA 01082 (413) 588-7440 Tylerwest36@hotmail.com
Vice President: Michael Shaw, 15 Overlea Drive, Springfield, MA 01119 (413) 330-1827 email@example.com
Secretary: Gordie Lauder, 19 Cypress Drive, South Hadley, MA 01075 (413) 532-0135 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Ron Paul, 367Ware Street, Palmer, MA 01069 (413) 374-3212 Rpm3xLM@comcast.net
HCRC 2017 DIRECTORS
Leo Dube, 80 Chilson Road, Wilbraham, MA. 01027 (413) 315-1466
Edward Kopec, (Flight Instructor) 5 Glenn Drive, South Hadley, MA 01075 (413) 532-7071
David Lampron, 93 Elm Street, Hatfield, MA 01038 (413) 627-4060 / (413) 247-3357 AllSeasHVA@aol.com
Dean Lampron 93 Elm Street, Hatfield, MA 01038 (413) 247-3357 MxKid67@aol.com
Bob Olszewski 1 Williams Way, Westfield, MA 01085 (413) 230-0389 email@example.com
David Sherman 135 Shelburne Rd., Greenfield, MA 01301 (413) 774-7375 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Wasielewski, 223 No. Main Street, New Salem, MA 01355 (978) 544-8771 email@example.com