Greetings to one and all, and a belated, "Happy New Year!"
I truly regretted having to cancel our annual Frozen Finger Fun Fly, but I really felt that the danger of frostbite was serious. I still want to have a substitute winter event which I will referred to now as The Mid-Winter Flying Frolic. I have been working very hard on trying to construct a sturdy mounting platform for Brad Kaye's potato cannon, and I feel it is coming along very nicely. As always, anybody who wants to send up target UAV's or shoot potato rounds at those UAVs are encouraged to participate. I realize it is impossible to know what the field conditions will be on that day, so I will bring my hand-launch Battle Axe as well as my flying tank (Lou Andrews H-Ray) with or without a towed target. Again, field conditions are unpredictable so I will have contingency plans. Bring hand warmers.
I have already set the date for the MWFF for January 28, 2018, as there is no watchable football going on that day. (I detest the Pro Bowl) I will get there early, and set things up but I'm hoping that general membership will begin filtering in around 9 AM. We will have our fire going, I will bring oatmeal scotchie cookies as well as hot dogs and hamburgers, based on expected membership. This means you need to let me know ahead of time how many of you are going to show up with appetites. If I don't know you're coming you may not get a burger or a hot dog. LET ME KNOW!! E-mail and cell phone listed below.
Our indoor flying at the Milford Youth Center on January 12 was an amazing success. I estimate we had 30 enthusiastic flyers during the course of the evening and everybody had a permanent smile on their face. I hope more of you will come by and check it out and even try a little yourselves. Remember, you don't have to have any indoor flyers to participate, I can always scrounge up something for you to try. I rescued the two DX5e transmitters and the LiPo batteries from the Conex box at Bill Martin Field a while ago to protect the batteries from the freezing cold and to have the transmitters available to bind to one of the Night Vapors that we have available for club members and others to try.
The next indoor flying will be for Friday, February 9 at the Milford Youth Center.
Our next regular meeting will be January 30, 2018 at the American Legion Hall on Curve Street in Millis. This is Membership Renewal Night, where you can get a discount for renewing at or before this meeting. Hopefully, you have already renewed your AMA by now.
Remember to dress warmly!
Keep safe and keep having fun.
Respectfully, John Holcomb, President MMAC.
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