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!
PEGASUS WINTER FUN FLY AND MEMBERSHIP BUSINESS MEETING 2017
PEGASUS RADIO CONTROL CLUB
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)
BUISNESS MEETING AGENDA
CALL TO ORDER: Gary Hartle
Secretary’s Report: Minutes of November Meeting
- Members with and without E-Mail
- Safety Officers: Chris Jackson and Doug Harnish? (verify)
- Events Directors – IMAC (Brad Davey) April 28-30th, 2017.- Fun Fly, War Bird Event, Fall IMAC?, OTHERS?
- Polar Bear Fly
- Other Old Business
- Club Charter/AMA dues paid
- Mowing Monitors – Paul and Sylvia
- Events Calendar
- Spring Work Session – (Date ) Roof on pavilion
- FPV Area
- Other New Business
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.
Thanks to everyone that came out to our Fun Fly last Saturday and supported another very successful event at Pegasus RC.
We would like to extend a special thanks to deWayne Keener(Pap) and Collin Clohan for organizing and putting on such a great event.
Also we would like to acknowledge and thank the following…
Frederick Gymnastics Club—Mason Jackson
Home Run Inc—Chris Jackson
Landmark Elevators—Bill Block
MC and Voice of the Fun Fly
Food Services and Raffle
Bailee Brasdhaw and Megan Frey
Dan Bradshaw, Brent Taylor, Dennis King, Shane Spickler, Mason Jackson. Mike Frey, Collin Clohan, Dale Settle, Mark Gaylor, Doug Harnish, Mike Wilhelm, Bill Siegel
Many Thanks to the Pilots who gave of their time and resources to provide entertainment and display their flying skills. A special thank you to Mark Gaylor and Mike Frey for the jet demos.
Pilot Skills Contest-
Dead Stick 1st Mike Wilhelm, 2nd Mike Frey, 3rd Mason Jackson
All Up/Last Down 1st Mike Frey, 2nd Dan Bradshaw, 3rd Shane Spickler
Egg Drop 1st Mark Gaylor, 2nd Dennis King, 3rd Shane Spickler
Pegasus Hop 1st Mike Wilhelm, 2nd Shane Spickler, 3rd Dan Bradshaw
Limbo Competition 1st (Tie) Mason Jackson & Collin Clohan, 3rd Shane Spickler
Winner of the 50/50 was Doug Harnish who donated all the winnings back to the club (THANKS DOUG!)
PEGASUS 2016 FUN FLY SCHEDULE of EVENTS
Pegasus Fun Fly
(AMA Sanctioned #1308)
June 4, 2016
8:00 – 8:30 Pilot Registration
8:30 Pilot Meeting
8:30 Opening Ceremony
8:45 Open Flying (Buddy Box available to public)
9:30 Flying Contest: 1) All Up/ Last Down, 2) Dead Stick Spot Landing, 3) Egg Drop, 4) Pegasus Hop
12:00 Turbine Jet Demo
12:30 3D Freestyle Demo
1:00 Quad Copter FPV Racing
1:30 Open Flying (Buddy Box available to public)
2:00 Turbine Jet Demo
2:30 Reno Racing
3:00 Limbo Competition
3:30 Close of Show Raffle Drawings
Pegasus RC will be participating in the AMA DC Drone Day Public event May 7th, 2016.
Lunch will be available for purchase from 12:00-2:00PM.
Tentative Schedule of events-
10AM – Open to public as advertised
10-11 – OPEN flying/Aerobatic demonstrations
11-11:45 – Jet Turbine Demo
11:45-12:00 – Course setup for Quad Race
12:00-1:00 Quad Racing Demo – DJI Inspire Demo – LUNCH
1:00-1:15- Field teardown of Quad Course
1:15-3:00 OPEN Flying, Buddy Box, etc.
3:00 – 3:30 Jet Turbine Demo
3:30 – 5:00 Quad Racing Demo #2 if time and interest permits
See http://www.dcdroneday.comfor more info-
Dear Pegasus Members,
We have decided to combine the club meeting and an indoor fly. If you have an FPV Quad, bring it we will be trying our first indoor race!
Where: Salvation Army Gymnasium – 525 George Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
When: Sunday February 21st – 2-4 PM
We will start with the meeting at 2 PM and then Fly.
Hope to see everyone there!
On another note, we have been bombarded about questions on the FAA Guidelines that you agree to when you register with the FAA. We are a Community Based Flying organization protected by AMA. As long as we are flying by AMA rules there should be no intervention of FAA or law enforcement. Should law enforcement come to the field and ask you to stop flying, please abide politely and get the officers name and as much information as possible, and contact one of the club officers so we can get AMA to rectify.
We will not be policing to see the each pilot is registered with the FAA! This is up to each individual!
In case you have not received from the AMA below is a link to an informational video about the FAA Guidelines.
Letter from the Pres-
I hope everyone had a good Christmas!
Please join us to bring in the New Year
New Year’s Day Friday January 1st 2016
Pot Luck Lunch – Bring something to share!
Hope to see everyone there!
Please note that we are requesting that an application form be filled out for all members so we can update and correct everyone’s information. If you are intending to pay for your 2016 Membership at the Polar Bear please print and bring the attached application form with you. 2016 Membership is $80.
As you know the FAA is trying to impose more rules because of people flying drones irresponsibly and jeopardizing the safety of full scale aircraft.
The AMA is working to rectify AMA members having to register with the FAA. If you have not already registered please don’t until AMA advises otherwise.
Also there is a link to FAA’s comment page. Please comment on these new ridiculous rules! It’s time to stop complaining and start taking action!!