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*** April 25 meeting is Winter Project Night ***
*** April 29 is Field Cleanup ***

  MMAC Pres. Newsletter Message,  April 2017

I want to remind everyone that our annual field cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday April 29 th starting at 9 am. There a few things we have planned. Mainly the field needs to be fertilized and grub control applied. In addition, dead branches need to be picked up along the access road and bushes cut back where they're encroaching on the road. I hope many of you will be on hand to lend a hand, enjoy a little flying and get a free lunch in the process. We can always use some extra shovels, rakes, and pruning shears. If you have a chain saw or weed whacker, bring that along too.
We just wrapped up another very successful season of indoor flying at the Milford Youth Center. I want to thank Scott Annis for setting this up with the Center and also a big thanks to Jamie McDonough and John Holcomb along with Scott for providing flight training for the kids prior to our indoor events. Hopefully, we'll be welcomed back this fall for another indoor flying season.
If anyone has a little free time on Saturday May 6 th, come and join a group of several MMAC members along with members from the Wingbusters Club to provide assistance and introductory flying lessons and demonstrations for the Boy Scout Camporee at Plymouth Airport. Events will be starting at 8:30 am and will continue throughout the day. I hope some of you will join in the fun. Here's your chance to fly off a paved runway. Please contact me at mickc@comcast.net if you have an interest in helping out.
Lastly, I hope you've finished your latest airplane(s) in order to enter it into our annual winter build night scheduled for our next meeting on Tuesday, April 25 th.  Certificates will be presented in the following categories based on member voting for best ARF, Sport, Scale and Best in Show. I hope all of you plan to attend with at least one entry.
Until the next time, remember that altitude and airspeed are your friends. Happy Landings.
Mickey Callahan - President


 
             
Vice President's Report
April 2017

I hope you all had a pleasant Patriots' Day, especially you Red Sox fans.
 
The forsythia is in bloom, and so are the Dogwood trees, so springtime is officially here.  Hooray!  I went to Bill Martin Field on Palm Sunday, and found that the Charles River responded to all of the recent rain by covering the access road in about 9 inches of water.  My Chevy trailblazer has 10 inches of clearance, so I went in slowly enough that they harbor master would not yell at me for creating a wake.  Several other of my flying buddies were also brave enough to ford the waters, and we had a reasonably good day of flying, despite some very gusty winds.
 
I returned to Bill Martin Field on Easter Sunday, and noticed that the water had completely retreated.  The occasional water on the far side of the field had also evaporated.  Unfortunately the winds were even worse, and we all had some very challenging flying, especially when landing the planes.  The wind was so unpredictable that one of our most experienced pilots wound up having a plane get caught in the top of a tree during his approach from right to left.  Hopefully wind conditions will be kind and help the plane to return safely to the ground.

In other related news, I have been in touch with the president of the Charles River Radio Controllers and informed him of our scheduled events for the upcoming year.  As always, I invited all members of CRRC to join in our activities or at least come and watch and enjoy.  I also discussed their plans for float plane activities, and I was dismayed to learn that CRRC is not going to attempt to have an event in May at Wayland Town Beach, due to complications from an unreasonable home owner in the area that have continued to complain about our airplane activities.  This is a disappointment to all of the float plane enthusiasts such as myself.  As you probably know, I am a regular patron of RC Buyers Warehouse in Nashua, New Hampshire.  One of the salespeople there is a member of a flying club that holds their annual float plane fly in in one of the New Hampshire lakes.  This is an annual event that takes place in September.  I will be sure to announce the date, time and location of this event, as soon as it is posted at RC Buyers Warehouse.

We had the last session of our indoor flying at the Milford youth center on Friday, April 7.  While it was not as heavily attended as other months, it was still a good showing nonetheless.  I have attended all of these events so far this indoor flying season, and I want to congratulate everybody who came and participated or just showed up and watched for a while.  I want to thank Scott Annis for his efforts in obtaining permission to use the youth center for this purpose, and I strongly urge that our club make this a regular part of our flying season.

I am still working on my Winter Project Night entry, and I hope that you will do the same.  Even if your plane is not ready for its maiden voyage, you can still bring it as a show-and-tell item.  We will also have regular raffle at the end of the regular meeting business.
 
Respectfully, John Holcomb, Vice President MMAC.



 
Club Schedule
     
The next scheduled MMAC club meeting will be held at the American Legion Hall in Millis starting at 7:30pm Apr 25, 2017.

Apr 25 Meeting is Winter Build night.

Apr 29 is Field Cleanup day 9:00am

May 6 Boy Scout Camporee at Plymouth Airport.

June 3 JohnH contest at Bill Martin Field.

Aug 19  Float-Plane Fun-Fly at Milford boat landing.




  
 

Secretary Report MMAC meeting of March/2017
 






Old Business
 

Meeting called to order at 7:31 PM

Club voted unanimously to accept Secretary Report in the March Yankee flyer
 
Pres. Callahan received a bill for $150.00 from MA DCR for our use of Bill Martin Field, one half of which to be shared with CRRC
 
Club voted unanimously to accept Treasurer Report
 
John Holcomb gave field report for Bill Martin Field.  Field is in good shape needs minor work on spring cleanup day
 
Next indoor Fun Fly Friday, April 7 from 8 PM to 11 PM. Scott Annis will not be there, gave sign in sheet and money envelope to John Holcomb
 
We have received our notification of insurance in our club charter, Pres. Callahan gave to Treasurer Jaime McDonough
 
Winter Project Night April 25, Spring Cleanup Day Saturday, April 29.  Grubb-X and fertilizer are the main items needed. Pres. Callahan will bring a spreader
 
John Holcomb to contact Brad Kaye about obtaining the rolling machine to roll the field.
 


New Business        

Frank Krcziuk is applying to become a Contest Director. Brought application forms with him and three members signed off on his application.
 
Boy Scout Jamboree will be held on Saturday, May 6, at the Plymouth Airport. The-Wing-Busters flying club will also participate. John Holcomb and Mickey Callahan will be participating. Flying will be allowed. John Holcomb will be running buddy box flying with the club trainer planes. Contact Mickey Callahan if you want to help
 
John Holcomb is planning to run a contest on Saturday, June 3 at Bill Martin Field.  CRRC is planning to have their Float Plane Fun Fly at Wayland Town Beach in mid-May, so there ought not to be a conflict.
 
Mickey Callahan is planning on running MMAC Float Plane Fun Fly on Saturday, August 19 in Milford at the boat landing.
John Holcomb is checking with Brad Kaye regarding is continuing participation in hosting Milford Day in October.
 
Don Schipani has turned over Facebook control to Jaime McDonough. You can coordinate posting to our Facebook page through Jamie.
 
We are continuing the tradition of having our May, June and July meetings at Bill Martin Field, weather permitting
 
Meeting adjourned at 8:11 PM



Recurring Old Business

Town of MF has vision paper online for hospital


Standing Item - Take your own trash out

Standing item - Gate policy - Open and locked is now the official policy

Standing item - Contest Directors to schedule Fun flies need more contest directors

As more and more people use the old hospital grounds 
  • good neighbor policy 




T reasurer's report for February.




Starting Balance                   $2668.51

Income
    CRCC Usage Fees            $75.00
    Club Dues                          $60.00

    Total Income                     $125.00

Expenses
Withdrawals
Constant Contact       $178.44
Field Usage Fees       $150.00

    Total Expenditures            $328.44

Total checking                      $2465.07
CD                                        $2097.37

Grand total                          $4562.44




The Millis Model Aircraft Club is an AMA chartered club located southwest of Boston, MA and is dedicated to everyone's enjoyment of this exciting, fulfilling hobby. We come from all walks of life and range in age from 8 to 84. We always encourage new members...so whether you're thinking about purchasing your first plane or a seasoned pilot looking for a new experience...   email us here to request more info about MMAC or a membership application.




 
      
  
The Millis Model Aircraft Club Executive Board 2017

President Mickey Callahan
  

Vice President John Holcomb

Secretary Mark Schultz 


Treasurer Jamie McDonough

  
                        A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
 
  Hi Guy's;

The next scheduled MMAC club meeting will be held at the American Legion Hall In Millis starting at 7:30pm April 25, 2017.   This is Winter Project Night.
 
We are making an effort to improve our social media exposure to reach more potential new members. The Facebook page has been stagnant for a while and will be updated in the coming months to highlight the club's activities.
 
Congrats to Frank for becoming an official Contest Director.


Link for MMRC 2017 Membership Application and latest AMA membership in the Quick Links section....
 
 
 
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Joe Lamb.   (jm_lamb@comcast.net)