I hope many of you had an opportunity to observe the solar eclipse. I set up my telescope and entertained the neighbors and their kids for a few hours. It was a nice departure from my every day routine to see Mother Nature put on a spectacular show.
Speaking of Mother Nature, it seems that every time I've had a chance to fly this season, the wind has been a factor. Fortunately our recent Float Fly at the Milford Pond was a beautiful day with calm breezes that made for a very enjoyable day. We had a total of eight pilots. I want to thank Frank K. once again for being the event CD and to Mark S. for the loan of his canoe, which came in handy a few times to say the least!
Our next meeting will be at the American Legion in Millis on Tuesday, August 29 at 7:30 pm.
I also want to remind everyone that our annual Bill O'Donnell Milford Fun Fly is on for this year. It is scheduled for Sunday, October 8. Hopefully the weather will cooperate this year. Last year we had to cancel because of rain. As in past years, we'll have open flying all day, so come out and enjoy the event and engage with the general public in helping to promote R/C flying. John Holcomb has taken over the CD job for day.
So far, Bill Martin Field remains in pretty good shape. Of course we've had to deal with some pesky hornets taking up residence in Billy's Barn. I've been told that John Holcomb is pretty good with the bug spray?
I hope to see many of our members at our next meeting. So until then, remember, altitude and air speed are your friends. Happy flying!
Mickey Callahan - MMAC President