Thanks to all the C.O.R.C.S. members who attended our Veterans Day meeting and participated in the voting. Congratulations to the following Club Officers for 2016:
Robert O’Connor for President
David Patterson for Vice President and Field Manager
Pete Sinclair for Treasurer
David Ballinger for Secretary/Co-webmaster
Travis Smith for Webmaster
The awards for C.O.R.C.S. of the Year and Builder of the Year will be unveiled at the Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 9th. This year’s party will be held at Libby’s Cafe at 7:00 PM. The address is 111 N Main Street, Goldsby, OK 405-288-2418. We are planning another “Dirty Santa” with a limit of $20 for any individual gift, so get creative and come prepared to have some fun!
From the comments received, I conclude that our First Annual Fall Fun Fly Contest was a roaring success. Despite the windy and turbulent conditions our pilots performed with great determination and nerves of steel. Clint was first up on the 2 minute flight and he set a time that was going to be tough to beat and in fact garnered him the win. Timed loops were next and Gordon blew away the competition and secured max points. 3 loops and rolls went to Travis, his flight planning and execution was innovative. Gordon again demonstrated his skills with his featherweight airplane in gusty winds to secure a win in the spot landing by being the only pilot to hit the mark. The bomb drop was a challenge for all and with a mechanism and bomb that Travis manufactured from a coke can minutes before the flight he once again was on top of the podium. The highlight of the competition was undoubtedly the Limbo. This event got the crowd cheering and encouraging the pilots. Mark was a standout with his pattern plane and earned the win in the heavily contested event. My sincere thanks to all the pilots and to Kasey, John Harwell and Doc for their function as timers and judges. Additional thanks to the cooks and servers. We had seven intrepid aviators and three times that in the spectator gallery. Two folks placed membership and one family said they had visited many clubs in the area and we were the most friendly.
Only a few points separated 1st through 7th. Our Pilots are listed below.
Clint Trowe, Grand Champion
Gordon Mc Niven, runner-up
Travis Smith, third place
Ben Smith, 4th place
Mark Owen, 5th place
Tony Gustozzi 6th.
Robert O’Connor 7th
My sincere thanks to all. Lets have another similar event in the Spring.