The days are getting shorter and the strange weather patterns persist. Bill Martin Field has become much more popular these days, and we sometimes have to wait for a pilot's station to open up before we fly. This is a good thing, and I hope the trend continues. Our runway is starting to show signs of raccoons and 'possums digging for grubs again.
Speaking of weather, I regret to report that our biggest event of the year, the Bill O'Donnell Memorial Airshow suffered greatly due to unfavorable winds and untimely rain. We did get some flying in, but we had very light audience attendance as well as pilot participation due to the rotten weather. At least we did a good job with opening ceremonies. I also want to thank everybody who stepped up and helped me in multiple ways to facilitate the better parts of that event. I plan to come back at it again next year, and pray for better weather.
On a lighter note, I was involved in one of the most amazing examples of pure luck when it came to recovering a plane that went down during pilot training. The wind blew the plane over the woods and over the cemetery, and I lost engine power. A search and recovery team went out and discovered the plane had landed near a headstone with no damage to the plane whatsoever. Talk about luck!
We've got lots more outdoor flying for the rest of the year, weather permitting and I for one am looking forward to more indoor flying at the Milford Youth Center during the cold weather months.
R/C Buyer's Warehouse in Nashua has officially closed their doors forever. Shed a tear one and all.
Our next scheduled club event at Bill Martin Field will be our frozen finger fun fly on New Year's Day. If the field is snow-covered, remember that floats work better than skis.
Remember this is your club and your officers want to be attentive to what the general membership wants us to do in the future. Don't be shy in contacting any of us to share ideas for new activities or to volunteer to help out whenever possible.
Keep safe and keep having fun.
Respectfully, John Holcomb, Vice President MMAC.
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