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May 14 2006 Kamloops Model Airplane Society Fun Fly
 
Author: Bill Cousins

May 14 was the day KMAS had their Fun Fly and what a beautiful day it was. No wind, the skies were clear and it was quite hot. There were pilots from all three clubs in Kamloops as well as from Vernon and the Shuswap clubs. Lester from Lester's Hobbies was on site giving the pilots an opportunity to stock up on their supplies. It is nice to have Lester and his mobile setup, come to the local events and provide such convenient and amiable service to the flyers. It is only with the support of the members of the various clubs that Lester can continue to do this.

Tickets were sold for three prizes to be drawn at the end of the day. First prize was an ARF electric plane kit, second prize was an hour of instruction at Flight Discovery and third prize was a power plane. Luck was with me as I won the second prize - I am looking forward to going up in the Katana they have at Flight Discovery. 50/50 tickets were also sold during the day and luck stayed by my side and I took home close to $100.00. Needless to say, there were rumours I was no longer welcome to return.

Turnout for the day was good and people took advantage of the hamburgers and hot dogs they kept on the grill throughout the day. No one can say they went hungry or thirsty as the club members cooking were happy to cook up one more.

As usual in this hobby, the conversations were intriguing, the boasts almost unbelievable, the flying breathtaking and the friendship unsurpassed. What other sport can you find all of these in one place!

All clubs from the area were represented among the flyers as well as members from Vernon and the Shuswap. Doug MacMillan, our MAAC Zone Director and Steve Hughes, our Assistant Zone Director, were in attendance. These are a couple of congenial fellows who put their heart and soul into the sport (and politics) of flying.

The paved runway is always a treat to use but if you are uncertain about landing on pavement, the strip is bordered by grass and provides a softer landing if you prefer.

The true success of the day was in the fact that there were no mishaps of any sort, also Mark Butuzzi and Norm Bryson had their rockets there, very fascinating as they go up along way and then the parachutes open and they float to the ground. I believe they use a little jet propulsion engine, only good for one flight and is a great crowd pleaser.

My thanks to the many volunteers of the KMAS club, for without them, events of this type could not be put together. Volunteers are the backbone of any club and deserve recognition. We are looking forward to many more annual events.
 

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4 Star 60
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60 size U Can Do
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An extra Funtana just in case
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Bi-plane with rocket behind
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Cub
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Cub .72 with Irvine
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Electric Corsair
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Fast trainer
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Flying King
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Funtana
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Funtana 1.60 2-stroke
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Funtana ready to roll
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Getting ready to fly
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Getting ready to set up
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Good looking planes here
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Hovering
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KMAS clubhouse
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Lancair
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Launching rocket
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Lester's Hobbies on site
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Lined up ready for flight
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Nexstar
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Nice bi-plane
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Nice helicopter
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Protege
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Protege .72 Saito
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Ready to fly
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Rocket parachuting down
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Senior Kadet
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Spad
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Taube Saito .91
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Tiger 60
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Trainer with 2-stroke engine
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U-Can-Do
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Which one is first?
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World War I Bi-plane
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Yak

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