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Thanksgiving Food Drive Fun Fly is back

Support the “Canned Food Drive”.

Thanksgiving Food Drive Fun Fly is back.  The date is Saturday, October 19th 2013 from 10 a.m. to dark.  Just bring 4 cans of food and you will receive a full day of fun flying, great socializing, and free lunch for participants and one guest.  Collected food will be donated to the Rancho Cordova food locker. 

All Clubs are Welcome. AMA Required.

Our field is located in Sacramento County, near the intersection of Eagles Nest Rd. and Kiefer Blvd. on the former Mather Air Force Base (about one mile south of Mather Golf Course). Note: If the unpaved north part of Eagles Nest Rd is in the bad shape we recommend arriving from the south, taking Kiefer Blvd, exiting west of Sunrise Blvd or north of Jackson Hwy. Click here for information and location of Mather Aerospace Modelers Flying Field.

Contact C.D. Norm Poynter if you have questions. Click here to download the official Thanksgiving Food Drive Fun Fly flyer.

 

Merwin Ranch Memorial Fun Fly July 19-21 2013

Merwin Ranch Memorial Fun Fly July 19-21 2013

 

Merwin Ranch Memorial Fun Fly is July 19-21 2013 at MASM Flying Field. 

Pilot Fee $20.00 includes BBQ Dinner Saturday Night (Additional BBQ Tickets $5.00), Lunch will be made available Saturday.

 

Only Large Scale flying:

 Must have current AMA
 Must have 72” wing span or larger
 Night Flying Friday & Saturday night
 After 5:00 pm open flying for registered plots
 RV camping allowed (first come basis)
 Newly extended 475’ runway

CD's: Dave Sullivan and Keith Fick.  Contact phone numbers in the official flyer.

 

Letter from AMOS modelers club

Dear Mather Aerospace Modelers, Inc;

I am Basil Yousif Treasurer of the AMOS modelers club in the Lincoln area near the Thunder Valley Casino. We are having a Warbirds Event on June 8 and 9th.

Event Details:
 1st Annual AMOS Warbirds Event
 Saturday June 8 & Sunday June 8th
 AMOS flying field - East Catlett & Fiddyment Rd. Lincoln, CA
 see www.amosrc.com for more field information
 550 foot runway,Wide Open unobstructed flying field!!

 Model  Airplane Warbirds of All propulsions World War 1 thru Current welcome
 All levels of Planes and flyers welcome. "Come and enjoy"

   High end Scale planes like Turbine Jets fly alone.
   Pilot Fee $5
   Lunch 12:00PM and Dinner 5:00PM- BBQ - $5 per meal

 Raffle prizes - Fiberglass Aero L-39 Albatross 1200mm RC Jet Two - OrangeRx R710 Spektrum DSM2 Compatible receivers
 RV parking -Free and On site


  Registration between 8:00-9:00Am

 

 Basil Yousif

 

Armed Forces Day 2013 May 18 2013

2013 MASM Armed Forces Day

 

My 18, 2013 2013 Armed Forces Day is at Aerospace Museum of California (at former McClellan AFB). 

Members helping with the event. Gate open at 8 am to setup. Event hours 10 am until 5 pm.

 

Download the official flyer.

 

The best source of up to the minute weather at MASM field

Aviation weather information is the best one you can get. We are so lucky having Mather Airport (symbol is KMHR) near our field so we can use current weather conditions published for pilots and apply it to our flying field. So how to get this information?

The best way to obtain actual up to the minute weather information at our flying field is to call the phone number 916-366-3371. This is the number to AWOS-3 at Mather Airport - the automated weather service design for full scale pilots. When you call, the machine plays the recorded information in the loop – if it picks up the phone in the middle of the loop, just wait till the message finishes and in few seconds it will start playing the recording again. The message usually is updated as often as every one minute.

But not all modelers are full scale pilots so how to read this? You will find the answer in this article.

 

MASM Newsletter is back

MASM Newsletter 2013-03
MASM Newsletter is back !  Big thanks to Rhonda Sullivan who put all that together.  The printed copy is in the mail, and all members should receive it soon.  Check your mailbox.

For you, who can't wait there is an electronic version of the first issue available for download from MASM website.  Check it out.

 

 

Children Socks and UnderclothesFly In April 27 2013

MASM Children Cloths Fly-in

 

April 27, 2013 Children Socks and Underclothes Fly-In is at MASM flying field. 

This is all day event.  Any type airplane, good-time flying.
Come one come all and enjoy the day
This event will make lots of homeless children very happy
Don`t let them down!!
Entry Fee: Children's socks and/or underwear, small, NEW IN PACKAGE

Donations will go to Rancho Cordova Children's Home.
Things are tight for lots of families, it’s the little things such as new socks or underwear that will put a smile on the little ones faces.

 Club raffle prizes, lunch, dogs burgers chips and drinks.

 

Download the official 2013 MASM Children Socks and Underclothes Fly-In flyer.

 

Toys for Tots December 1, 2012 at MASM field from 9:00am to 2:00pm

We meet again at MASM flying field Saturday, December 1, 2012 with Toys for Tots. Bring a unwrapped two toys (on for girl and one for boy) between 9am and 2pm with you and fly your plane. If weather does not cooperate and does not permit, flying bring a toy anyway. Rex Williams will be there rain or shine from 9am until 2pm collecting toys which will be donated as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.

Contact Rex Williams Jr if you have questions ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Click here to download the official MASM 2012 Toys for Tots flyer.

Click here for more information about the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

 

Changes to AMA's FPV Rules

The AMA finally announced the completion of revisions to its policies for R/C model aircraft operations utilizing First Person View (FPV) systems and Failsafe, Stabilization and Autopilot Systems. While modelers are already flying RC FVP models equipped with "autopilot systems" for a couple years now, this activity was not in line with AMA safety guidelines... till now.

The AMA Advanced Flight Systems Committee (AFSC) in a collaborative effort with leading members of the hobby industry and FPV community developed comprehensive guidelines to enable AMA members to utilize these systems within the parameters of AMA’s and FAA’s operational requirements. The AFSC Guidelines for these systems were presented, reviewed and adopted by the Executive Council during the October 20, 2012 council meeting.


Here are the documents published by AMA:

AMA Advanced Flight Systems Report

Operational Document for FPV Systems (AMA document # 550)

Operational Document for Failsafe, Stabilization & Autopilot Systems (AMA document #560)

 

Thanksgiving Food Drive Fun Fly

Support the “Canned Food Drive”.

Thanksgiving Food Drive Fun Fly is Saturday, November 17th 2012 from 10 a.m. to dark.  Just bring 4 cans of food and you will receive a full day of fun flying, great socializing, and free lunch for participants and one guest.  Collected food will be donated to the Rancho Cordova food locker. 

All Clubs are Welcome. AMA Required.

Our field is located in Sacramento County, near the intersection of Eagles Nest Rd. and Kiefer Blvd. on the former Mather Air Force Base (about one mile south of Mather Golf Course). Note: Because of the bad shape of the unpaved part of Eagles Nest Rd we recommend arriving from the south, taking Kiefer Blvd, exiting west of Sunrise Blvd or north of Jackson Hwy. Click here for information and location of Mather Aerospace Modelers Flying Field.

Contact C.D. Norm Poynter if you have questions. Click here to download the official Thanksgiving Food Drive Fun Fly flyer.

 


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