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November 2018 Pegasus RC Membership Meeting Notes

Pegasus Radio Control Airplane Club
November 3, 2018
7:00 PM Saturday (Boonsboro VFW)

Prepared by Secretary – Mike Frey

17 Members Present

Officer Items
1. Call to Order 7:17PM – Gary
2. Gary – Update of Club and FAA Special Rule for Model Aircraft Changes
3. Secretary Report – Mike Frey – minutes from the March 2018 meeting
(Motion to accept Secretary minutes – Leo, Shane)
4. Treasurer Report – Joey Hagan
a. 63 Current Members
b. Details of 2018 spending have been mailed to all club members quarterly (Motion to accept treasury report Leo, Pap)

1. Grass mowing – 3 timer per week during excessive growing -2 times a week otherwise
2. HGR Wings and Wheels- Club will look for Static displays and informational displays at this event for 2019
3. New Membership Dues Schedule – Dues were left at 80.00 for 2019 due to mowing expenses.
a. New Pricing – $5.00 discount given if paid at Fall Meeting. Regular price until Jan 31. +$5.00 increase after Jan 31st.
4. Trash Removal – Special thanks to John Ausherman for handling bulk of the trash removal.
5. Colin and Pap give Report from Warbird/Fun Fly event
6. Gary gives report from Cookout/Night Fly Event
7. Gary reminds to wear credentials at Field
8. Discussion on Communication with those without E-mail or Web. Possibly still USPS mailing that info – Eddie Miller
9. Discussion on how to grow membership and why membership is down – Doug Harnish


1. Annual Polar Bear Fly – Jan 1st
2. 2019 IMAC Date – Per Brad Davey April 26-28, 2019
3. Pegasus Fly-in/Fun-Fly/BarnBurner 3D Shootout Dates per Colin and Pap – June 21-23, 2019
4. Credentials- Membership Cards will be new color in 2019 – Joey
5. Proposed Monthly Membership event with food and flying in 2019- Alternate Sat or Sun during summer flying season
6. Donation thanks – John Bolton and Don Freeman
7. Club will be purchasing new grill for 2019. Pap will facilitate. Old Grill has decayed beyond repair.
8. Mike Frey proposed to replace MultiGP Flags that have deteriorated this season Approx $150.00 (Motion Pap,Joey)
9. New Quad Racing only Membership for 2019 proposed by Mike Frey – $25.00. Can only use the Quad flying area. (Motion Chris, Pap)
10. Discussion of Eastern Blvd and Park Project and how it will impact Pegasus.
11. Gary gave very positive discussion on the club and the positive environment in 2018.
12. Gary Presented Club Awards
a. Pap
b. Colin Clohan
c. Don Freeman
a. Gary Hartle – President
b. Colin Clohan – VP
c. Joey Hagan– Treasurer
d. Mike Frey – Secretary
14. Election – All nominations unopposed and elected for 2019

Meeting Adjourned 8:52PM (Motion Bill, Leo)

Pegasus Winter/Spring Club Meeting and Indoor Fly – March 3, 2018

Pegasus RC will be holding their annual Winter/Spring Club Meeting followed by an Indoor Fly at the Salvation Army Gymnasium in downtown Hagerstown Saturday March 3, 2018.

Address –
Salvation Army Gymnasium
525 George Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Limited Parking along George Street – Additional Parking in rear of building..

Note- Only small electric aircraft allowed. We will also be holding FPV Tiny Whoop races. Club will provide Pizza and Drinks in meeting room. Please no food or drink out on Gym Floor. Donations will be accepted for use of the facility.

Meeting 2:30 – 4
Flying 4-8

If you are interested in flying in the Tiny Whoop/Micro Quad FPV races – please register and join the event at

Hope to see everyone there.

Pegasus RC to host MQR’s Maryland State Championship MultiGP Quad Race Sunday Sept 24

Sunday Sept 24th we will be hosting MQR’s 2017 Maryland State Championship MultiGP Quad Race. The event is slated to kick off at 10AM and race heats will be run throughout the day. Spectators are welcome and a $5 lunch will be available around noontime. If anyone is interested in helping direct parking for the event please get with one of our board members. We could use the help! Hope to see you Sunday!

March 2017 Pegasus Membership Meeting Notes

Pegasus Radio Control Airplane Club 
March 5, 2017
3:00 PM Sunday (Salvation Army Gymnasium)

Prepared by Secretary – Mike Frey

25 Members Present

Officer Items 
-Call to Order 3:00PM – Gary Hartle
-Secretary Report – Mike Frey read the minutes from the Nov 2016  meeting.
-Treasurer Report – Paul Van Tries
-Asked for anyone not receiving E-mails to please update their Email addresses with Paul or Dennis

-Club Charter for 2017 Received and insurance info sent to Holcim
-Field Lease paid to Holcim for 2017 by Paul
-Paul and Sylvia Mowing Monitors
-Rocket Launch discussion
-Will tape off pit area next time and explain no kids in pits around people planes while launching model rockets.
-Field Clean-up
Spring field Cleanup – April 15th  (Rain Date April 22)
Work on Pavillon Roof and Tables
-Paul and Hootie will arrange field to be rolled prior to IMAC April 29-30

Discussion on Fun Fly for 2017
-Tentative Date Saturday June 10
-Dewayne Keener and Colin will work on putting some of this together. Need other volunteers to step up and help!

Gary discussed making sure you AMA memberships are kept active and we should be policing this at the field as officers see fit. Also Club Memberships due every Jan 1! 
-Recommended displaying credentials at the field when flying (AMA card and Membership card) Will get new membership cards each year different color starting 2018.

Gary discussed club membership and expected behavior.  Positive attitudes! 

New Member packets will need to be made more available for new members to understand club rules and expected behavior.  Pilot Proficiency Tests need to be implemented on new pilots.  

Doug Harnish will head up event for George Memorial

Need to verify Guest Flying rules in bylaws and constitution. How many times are guests allowed before needing to be member? Already rule you must be AMA member to fly off a buddy cord as Guest. On Buddy cord no AMA needed.  

Tabled until November Meeting (will notify club on vote prior to fall meeting) 

-Establish Membership Late Fees in Bylaws
Dec 31 – Jan 31 Grace period
After which there is a $20.00 late fee.
-Establish Compensation for 2018 officers (either 50% or free membership) for club officers.
-Discuss adding defined rule to Pegasus for calling intentions while on flight line.

 Meeting Adjourned at 3:54 PM! 

Indoor Event held – Flew until 7PM.

Pegasus Winter Meeting and Indoor Fun Fly



Sunday March 5th, 3:00 PM till 7:00 PM at Salvation Army’s Gymnasium

525 George Street, Hagerstown, MD. 

BUSINESS MEETING AT 3:00 PM – INDOOR FLY AND REFRESHMENTS (Not on gym floor please)  AFTER MEETING IS ADJOURNED  (Bring your tiny whoops for racing)


CALL TO ORDER: Gary Hartle

Secretary’s Report: Minutes of November Meeting

Treasurers Report:


  1. Members with and without E-Mail
  2. Safety Officers: Chris Jackson and Doug Harnish? (verify)
  3. Events Directors – IMAC (Brad Davey) April 28-30th, 2017.- Fun Fly, War Bird Event, Fall IMAC?, OTHERS?
  4. Polar Bear Fly
  5. Other Old Business


  1. Club Charter/AMA dues paid
  2. Mowing Monitors – Paul and Sylvia
  3. Events Calendar
  4. Spring Work Session – (Date ) Roof on pavilion
  5. FPV Area
  6. Trash
  7. Other New Business

Pegasus RC FPV Quad Racing location

As noted in the Fall Membership meeting- Starting in 2017 Pegasus RC will have a full time FPV Quad Racing flight line adjacent to the main field’s flight line. This facet of the RC hobby is exploding in polularity and we want to provide the beginner/intermediate FPV racing enthusiests a place to fly.

November 2016 Pegasus Membership Meeting Notes

Pegasus Radio Control Airplane Club
November 26, 2016
7:00 PM Saturday (Boonsboro VFW)

Prepared by Secretary – Mike Frey

23 Members Present


Officer Items                                                                                                                    

  1. Call to Order 7:00PM – Mark Gaylor
  2. Secretary Report – Mike Frey read the minutes from the Feb 2016 meeting.
  3. Treasurer Report – Paul Van Tries
  4. 69 Adult Members, 9 Jrs
  5. Thanks for all donations and Sponsorships in 2016
  6. 2016 Review of all events (Powerpoint Presentation) – Frey

Club Business


  1. Doug Harnish requested review of Club Constitution Article 5

Vote taken to reword this entry similar to Frederick’s Club Laws-  (Gary and Doug motion)
Regular club meetings shall be determined at a day, time, and place proposed by the Executive Board.  Emergency club meetings can be called at the discretion of the President.  At any club meeting, a quorum shall be the members present as long as:  

  • The membership has been notified of the meeting at least 30 days in advance of the time, date, and place of the meeting. Such notification shall be accomplished via an announcement on the Club Website/Social Media Page and Email notification to the Email address of record for the member.
    The agenda, including any matters to be voted on by the membership are included in the notification.If both requirements are not met, a quorum shall be any ten members in good standing.


  1. Discussion on Flight Line Calling/Music
    1. Members should be following common sense and communicate on Flight line as per AMA safely guidelines


  1. Spring IMAC Date chosen – April 29,30
    1. Vote to hold Event and close field (Joey and Chris Motion)


  1. IMAC Primer penciled in for Oct 7th.
    1. Motion to close Field for day (Chris and Pap Motion)


  1. New MultiRotor/Drone Race Area announcement
    1. Area will be to the right of the drive parallel to current fixed wing flight line.
    2. More info on caring and upkeep of site coming in 2017


  1. Thanks to Gary and Paul for sending club field info to HGR Regional Airport per the new FAA recommendation for sites within 5 mile radius of Airport.


  1. Club Dues will remain at $80.00 for 2017 (Brad and Joey Motion)


  1. Voted to send Mowers each 150.00 Christmas Bonus for great job in 2016 (all agree)


2017 Officers Elected –

Gary Hartle – President
Dennis King – VP
Paul Van Tries – Treasurer
Mike Frey – Secretary

 Safety Officers –

Chris Jackson
Doug Harnish
Dan Bradshaw



Meeting Adjourned at 8:27 PM.