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Night Fly 8/5/2017

Our 2nd Night Fly for 2017 will be held Saturday August 5th. We will be flying all day and into the night so come early and stay late!

Cost is $10.00 per club member to help cover costs. Also, if anyone cares to bring additional chips or desserts…please do.

Everyone planning on attending should contact Mark Crews so we can be sure to have enough food to feed everyone.

Thanks,
JohnnyB
Webmaster

July 31, 2017   No Comments

Civil Air Patrol Day

Greetings and Salutations Fellow Flyers!

We will be visited by some youngsters from the Bluefield and Beckley Civil Air Patrol (CAP) chapters this Saturday from noon until 4:00PM. They will be here to observe some of our flying ‘skills’ and we will have at least two trainer planes up so they can take turns at flying a plane. Feel free to come do some flying in what is predicted to be some great weather.

Sunday’s forecast is not as good as Saturdays, but its still looking pretty good until later in the day.

Another reminder: Our Adopt-A-Highway clean-up is scheduled for Sunday, 28 September. Gathering at the field at 11:00AM – sharp should ensure we get the job done around noon.

See y’all there, Sarge

September 19, 2014   No Comments

Night Fly

Come join us for our 2nd Night Fly of the season. So bring your night flyers and come join us for the fun!

The date is Saturday, August 2nd 2014.

July 30, 2014   No Comments

Club Meeting 2014

There will be a club meeting at Ryan’s in Princeton on Sunday January 12th @ 2:00PM.

It will be held in the veterans banquet room in the rear.

Everyone is encouraged to come and bring your family too if you wish.

Hope to see you there!

January 10, 2014   No Comments

Story time with “Sarge” #2

The typical definition of a stick fight:
Stick fighting is a generic term for martial arts which use simple long slender, blunt, hand-held, generally wooden ‘sticks’ for fighting such as a staff, cane, walking stick, baton or similar weapon.

The RC pilot’s definition of stick fight:
Flying Slow Stick airplanes (aka ‘Sticks’) with steamers attached in aerial combat where the objective is to successfully cut off your adversary’s streamer. Once a plane’s streamer has been cut, that pilot is out of the game and lands his plane. The last plane flying without a cut streamer wins the fight.

The Story:
The photos below show that its easy to lose more than just a steamer in the heat of battle. My blue Slow Stick met Danny’s red Slow Stick in a resounding “CRUNCH!!!” with everyone watching letting out a collective “OOOOHHH!!!”

As proven in the photos, Danny officially ‘won’ the battle with me, but we both lost the war to Randy who was flying the third plane in the first photo. Fortunately, the planes can be rebuilt quite affordably, which is why we use them in the first place.

Thanks to Patrick, our club photographer extroidanaire, we now have photographic documentation of our epic STICK FIGHT!!!!!

Sarge “I ain’t broke, but I’m badly bent!”

September 18, 2013   No Comments

Club Meeting 1/27/2013

We will have a club meeting at Ryan’s Restaurant in Princeton at 2:00PM on Sunday the 27th of January 2013. This meeting is only open to current club members.

In order to justify the reservation for the room at Ryan’s, all club members are urged to attend if at all possible. We dont have many meetings outside of the field, so please do your best to attend.

The itenary for this meeting has yet to be decided.

January 11, 2013   1 Comment

Fall Campout/Night Fly

Come join us this Saturday…September 15th 2012 for our final NightFly/Campout for 2012.

With the temparatures at night already starting to drop, not sure how many will acutally be “camping out”….but the night flying should be a lot of fun for everyone.

Bring or tell a friend!

September 13, 2012   No Comments

Summer Campout/Night Fly

Our first campout/nightfly for 2012 was a great success!

Great food and fun was had by all that attended. Danny and Randy grilled up some killer burgers and dogs and the light equipped planes were out in full force.

What started out to be a soggy evening full of thunder storms and wet canopies…turned out to be a great night for night flying with a tad bit of fog mixed in here and there.

Be sure to check out the Misc. Photos in the “Photos” section of the site to see some cool extended exposure shots Patrick did. Here is a link for those lazy folk! LOL …

Clicky Here

The only brave souls who actually “camped” were Joe and Johnny. So hopefully more people will take advantage of camping the entire night the next one…which is slated for sometime after Labor Day in September. Check back on the site for more info on that later, as a Calendar Event will be posted when its decided on the date.

Until then…Happy Flying!

July 15, 2012   2 Comments

Annual Night Fly/Campout

The Annual Night Fly/Campout will be held Saturday, July 14th 2012.

We plan on having a good time flying and lying (you know its more fun to just tell lies to one another at the flying field than fly anyway, right?)

Mark your calendar now and be sure not to miss this one! Or just check our Event Calendar here on the site…Ive already added it.

http://piratesoftheskyrc.org/?page_id=25&month=jul&yr=2012#

June 11, 2012   No Comments

2012 Spring Float Fly(Memorial Day Weekend)

We would like to take this time to thank everyone that attended the annual Pirates of the Sky Spring Float Fly event. Everyone in attendance had a great time and the weather ended up being really nice for both days.

There was plenty to eat and lots of nice models were in attendance as well. Especially nice was the Cananda Air float plane that Randy Hebb brought out for its maiden flight…errrrrr voyage. A lot of photos by Patrick are already uploaded and can be seen here…

2012 Spring Float Fly Photos.

Also, a nice video was produced and shot by Barney Blankenship of the Wytheville Va club. It can be seen here…

Barney’s Video

While the turnout was down a little from previous years, everyone in attendance had a lot of fun and not too many models met their “experiation date” this time around. So things will be fine for the next one we will have in the fall over the Labor Day weekend. If you missed this one, check out our event calendar for the next one.

Till next time!

May 30, 2012   No Comments