Category Archives: Field News

Field Loses Canopy and Wind Sock Mast is Broken after Irma

I was out flying this morning for the first time after Hurricane Irma went through. The field is in good shape except that the canopy over the picnic tables is gone and the mast for the wind sock is broken. There are also a few branches broken off the pine trees behind the pilots’ area.  I did enjoy 3 flights but the downwind parts of the flight were much more interesting than the upwind parts. It was windy!

Autogyro does not have Permission to Use Field

Joe Obermeyer snapped this picture of our neighbor’s autogyro on the field.

Like most aviation people I am fascinated by autogyros and I like to see these curious inventions flying. Unfortunately, they don’t have permission to operate out of our runway. The problem is liability. If anything goes wrong, we can be held at least partially liable. The pilot understands that he doesn’t have permission yet he continues to use the field because it is convenient to his home. When you see him or his wife at the field, remind him that he doesn’t have permission.

Airtronics is Disappearing

I am probably one of the few owners of an Airtronics radio in the club, but be warned: Sanwa, the owner of the Airtronics radio brand has given the US distributorship of Airtronics radios to Serpent America in Miami. At this point Serpent America is not stocking parts for the radio and the old Airtronics.net website is no more. I was able to get Tony Stillman, the owner of Radio South to repair my SD-10G after the battery burned up while charging, but he wasn’t able to get all of the parts.

Swap Meet and Fun Fly Rescheduled to January 14, 2017

 

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Club members are invited to a Swap Meet and Fun Fly on Saturday December 10.

The Swap Meet is not open to the public but a member may bring a guest.

 

Official Flying will start at 9:00am, after the club meeting.

  • Pilot prizes for the 1st 20 fliers!
  • An ARF Airplane to be awarded by raffle after lunch.

Everyone present at 10:00 am will be invited for a hamburger/hot dog lunch. Please bring a Covered Dish. Note: Drinks will not be provided.

Field Will be Closed June 4 and 5

President Obama will be playing golf at the Floridian Golf Club in Palm City. As a result, flying will be prohibited at the Club Field.

A FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for Palm City, Florida and the surrounding areas beginning at June 3rd, 2016 at 2100 EDT, and continuing until June 5th, 2016 at 1630 EDT. The TFR is issued for security purposes to cover VIP movement in this area. Outdoor radio control model aircraft operations are prohibited within the 32nm circle for the specific times listed below. Control Line and Free Flight modelers should use discretion when operating within the TFR. Please note that TFRs are subject to change with very short notice. Check back often for the most current NOTAM/TFR information.

See the link to the TFR below for more detailed information regarding the restrictions:

Map View of the Affected Area

  • Area 1 (June 03, 2016 at 2100 EDT– June 03, 2016 at 2200 EDT)
    (30 nautical miles from Latitude: 27º29’42″N, Longitude: 80º21’58″W)
  • Area 2 (June 03, 2016 at 2100 EDT– June 03, 2016 at 2200 EDT)
    (10 nautical miles from Latitude: 27º29’42″N, Longitude: 80º21’58″W)
  • Area 3 (June 03, 2016 at 2130 EDT– June 05, 2016 at 1600 EDT)
    (30 nautical miles from Latitude: 27º13’30″N, Longitude: 80º17’40″W)
  • Area 4 (June 03, 2016 at 2130 EDT– June 05, 2016 at 1600 EDT)
    (10 nautical miles from Latitude: 27º13’30″N, Longitude: 80º17’40″W)
  • Area 5 (June 05, 2016 at 1530 EDT– June 05, 2016 at 1630 EDT)
    (30 nautical miles from Latitude: 27º29’42″N, Longitude: 80º21’58″W)
  • Area 6 (June 05, 2016 at 1530 EDT– June 05, 2016 at 1630 EDT)
    (10 nautical miles from Latitude: 27º29’42″N, Longitude: 80º21’58″W)

 

TFR – 6/3682

President’s Report May, 2016

All is quiet at the field and I have a couple of housekeeping items to report.

We (The Board of Directors) have attached two new signs to the runway fence:

  •  Field location for emergency services
  • Flying hours
  • And the grass runway has been filled/graded to a smooth surface.

The field is in great shape.

Fly safe,
Larry