MAPLE RIDGE SWAP MEET – CANCELLED

The Maple ridge swap meet has been cancelled today.

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RCFCBC & FRASER VALLEY BIG BIRDS DINNER

It took a while to get our cancelled Christmas dinner back on track however the end result was well worth it. We had a very large attendance and the atmosphere was full of laughter. The food was great and I hope we can repeat it again next year, Weather permitting.

On a sad note we have lost another modeller, Dave Geisbrecht, who passed away last week. David was a long time modeller from the early days at Frys. His favorite plane was a scale Daletel which he flew for many years. He was initially an airline pilot and flew the DC series of airliners. He was involved in the design and flying of the heavy lift U.B.C .engineering entry for the international competition. He has had not flown for a while due to medical issues and was in the process of selling his models. I was lucky that a group of us were able to see him the week before for lunch. He will be missed by all his modelling friends and our condolences are passed on to his family. I have no further details at the moment. Chris

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Mr C. Has been busy while the snow has been falling

Dave C is building a Wellington Bomber. Here is his progress so far, q100_1073

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A special day for these young boys at the field

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RCFCBC A.G.M.

Hi Folks,

The Annual A.G.M. for R.C.F.C.B.C. will be held at Rickys All Day Grill 8720 – 204th Street Walnut Grove. (it is in behind the McDonalds on 88th ave, actually at the end of 204th) see link. Turn South onto 204th from 88th.

(Some of us are going an hour early 7.00 pm to have a bite to eat and to support the restaurant.)

The date and time are the same, 8.00 pm on the Thursday 19th November 2015 look for us in the banquette room.
Last years exec will run again to look after your interests and keep the field secure.

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Ricky’s+All+Day+Grill+-+Walnut+Grove/@49.161776,-122.6592347,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x5485d17f2eade769:0xc8e748884dcda11f

See you there
The executive
RCFCBC

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Jim Ramsey has moved.

To You All
The fact that there may be a rumor I’ve left the country is not true.
I’ve with help from the kids managed to clear boxes out of the strategic area. I can now eat, feed the dog, watch TV If I chose and clean myself. The computer was tied to Shaw this afternoon and I’m trying to get the message out. Think that Skye and I are coping reasonably well with the big change.
New address is:
1460 Wild Cherry Terrace
Gabriola BC
V0R 1X5

Cell 1-604-970-6469 This the old number and will hang onto it for a while.
Cell calls a bit spotty and have installed a land line.
Phone 1-250-247 8703
We both wish everyone all the best
Jim and Skye

TA TA for now…..

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Vernon Glider Tow

Dave C is having fun towing up his gliders. Good one Dave. Do you Toe Sopwith camels?
Anyway, looks like a good time was had by all at the new field near Vernon

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Here is an interesting site to browse

http://www.droneybee.com/

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Shushwap June 2016

Here are some shots of the lake at Shushwap and some of the planes. The silver Bullet of the the late Gerry Freck went like a rocket and Dave Collis’s Kingfisher flew very well.DSCN2640

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The late Gerry Frecks Silver Bullet to return to Shushwap

The silver bullet is being restored to flying condition and should be ready for Shushwap. Modifications will include some markers on the top wing to stop it disappearing in the low cloud. A rudder for steerage and replacement of a lazy aileron servo.
Gerry wont be with us this year but at least we can celebrate his life by flying his model there. I gather his 1/3rd Cub may also fly there. Gerry was always an early riser and ready to go at 8.00 a.m. We shall miss him on the beach. Sparks

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