Well "Old Man Winter" got the best of us last month and caused the cancellation of our January meeting. Hopefully, we luck out this month for our next scheduled club meeting on Tuesday, February 28. Since the meeting was cancelled at the last minute, we had to rely on using our Constant Contact email service to let everyone know. Make sure when you renew your membership for this year, that we have a valid email address. It's the only way we can quickly reach the membership in situations like this.
Speaking of membership, since we cancelled our January meeting, the Executive Committee has extended the deadline for discounted early membership renewals. To receive the discount, we need to have your renewal with dues payment by February 28, 2017. In addition, we'll start handing out new membership cards on the 28
th and if you turn in your gate key, we'll issue a new key to you for 2017. All the more reason to attend the next meeting.
The indoor flying sessions continue to be a smash hit at the Milford Youth Center (MYC). Unfortunately, due to long-awaited knee surgery, I wasn't able to attend the last event on February 10
th. I'm currently in the recuperating mode and hopefully I'll be up and around for our next indoor fly scheduled next month.
Included in the agenda for our next club meeting, we'll be discussing the scheduling of some fun events along with our usual Winter Build Night coming up in April and the Milford Day in October. Come ready with your calendars so we can make arrangements that will meet most everyone's approval.
I think I mentioned in one of my last messages that I was hoping to be able to fly off snow this winter. I have a plane all ready to go with skis but my knee says otherwise. Oh well. There's always hope for another storm once I'm up and around in a few weeks. I can just hear the groans out there. Why does he want to have more snow? If you've never flown off of snow, try it sometime. It's a blast. Better yet, your runway gets much bigger! Besides, hard landings tend to be a little more forgiving.
I'm turning base to final so before I land this message, I want to encourage everyone to come out to our next meeting. It's rumored that a certain someone will be doing a short discussion on the proper way of charging and storing Lipo batteries. Watch your six!