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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 …

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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.


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

2012 Memorial Day Wknd Float Fly Video

This video was done by Barney Blankenship.

Thanks Barney! Outstanding Job on the video!

Another one, videographer unknown…

May 30, 2012   No Comments

Float-Fly Re-Cap …by Greg Sargent

Well, our Memorial Day 2011 Float-Fly was a success by all accounts! After weeks of constant rain and windy weather, the clouds dissipated just in time to allow for some great conditions for our bi-annual gathering at Glenwood Park.

Saturday’s turn-out was impressive, with the majority of club members, wives, family and friends gathered for the day’s festivities – I’m guessing at least 30 people were there at some point. Plenty of good food and drinks were brought in for everyone’s enjoyment and folks mingled, laughed and joked throughout the day.

The Floating and Flying was impressive too. Lots of float planes, foamies and RC watercraft were buzzing around the lake to make for some great spectating. Some folks even found an easy way to clean that pesky nitro fuel off their planes by simply nose-diving them into the lake! Of course our trusty ‘retriever’, Danny was right there every time to rescue the soggy craft from a watery grave. I think he deserves a special ‘thanks’ just for getting into that boat in the first place!

Sunday’s turnout was more subdued, with about 10 or 12 members there to primarily relax, enjoy Saturday’s leftovers, and generally cut-up and have a good time. Of course some more floatin’ and flyin’ ensued, but at a more leisurely pace for sure.

Peace Out – Word to your Mom n’ Em’! Sarge

May 30, 2011   No Comments

2010 Labor Day Weekend Club Float Fly

Come join us for the 2010 Labor Day Wknd Fun/Float Fly at Glenwood Park.  There will be fun and activities for all.  The activities will start Saturday around 10AM and continue all day.  Also the same for Sunday.  See the calendar on this site for date/time info.

There will be food and drink (no alcohol please) for all.  Also, of course there will be models of different kinds (boats, planes, etc…) piloted on both days. 

So come on out and join us.  Its looking to be a beautiful weekend.

August 30, 2010   No Comments

Club Campout

We will be camping out at the field on the 19th of June.  Come out and join us in the fun!

Mark your calendars NOW!

June 9, 2010   2 Comments

2010 Spring Fun/Float Fly

Come join us for the 2010 Spring Fun/Float Fly at Glenwood Park over the Memorial Day weekend.  There will be fun and activities for all, including a $100 dollar raffle give away.

There will be food and drink (no alcohol please) for all.  Also, of course there will be models of different kinds (boats, planes, etc…) piloted on both days. 

So come on out and join us.  Its looking to be a beautiful weekend.

May 24, 2010   4 Comments