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. Account Balance of $5548
  6. Thanks for all donations and Sponsorships in 2016
  7. 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.

Pegasus Fall General Membership Meeting

When: Saturday November 26th
Dinner from 5:00-7:00
Meeting from 7:00-9:00
Where: Boonsboro American Legion
710 North Main Street
Boonsboro, MD 21713
2016 Financial Report
2017 Dues
2017 IMAC Schedule
Election of 2017 Officers
Current Officers:
President: Mark Gaylor
Vice President: Dan Bradshaw
Treasurer: Paul Vantres
Secretary: Mike Frey
Please let one of us know of any nominations for 2017 officers.
If you are interested in being a chairperson or helping with an event such as a Fun-fly or Fly-in, please let one of the officers know.

If you have any items that you want to sell please feel free to bring them along.
Hope to see everyone there!

2016 Pegasus Fun Fly a SUCCESS!

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
Tower Hobbies
Chief Aircraft
Field Setup
Hootie Johnson
Chris Jackson
Collin Clohan
deWayne Keener
Jerry Spizzo
PA System
Doug Harnish
MC and Voice of the Fun Fly
Chris Jackson
Food Services and Raffle
Kayla Bradshaw
Bailee Brasdhaw and Megan Frey
Collin’s family
Antietam Dairy

Participating Pilots-
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 Fun Fly – June 4th


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

11:30             Lunch

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

DC Drone Day Participation

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-

February 2016 Pegasus Membership Meeting Notes


Pegasus Radio Control Airplane Club
February 21, 2016
2:00 PM Sunday (Salvation Army Gym prior to indoor fly)

Prepared by Secretary – Mike Frey

21 Members Present
Officer Items
1. Call to Order 2:00 PM – Mark Gaylor
2. Secretary Report – Mike Frey read the minutes from the November 2015 meeting.
3. Treasurer Report – Paul Van Tries
a. 39 Current Members
b. Account Balance of ~$8600.00
c. Status Quo on Membership numbers. Still early in year.
d. Special thanks to Tobey Hook, Stan Klick, Kevin Jackson, and Sean Merson for their generous donations this year to the club totaling $490.00!!!!


1. Field clean-up date April 2nd (Rain Date April 9th) Plan to work on Solar Panels and battery replacement that day.

2. IMAC Date April 30, May1st weekend
a. Need volunteers to prepare and sell food for event. Need club members to help prepare food for the event. Paul and Sylvia will take the lead and look for other help.

3. Dewayne and Colin will chair a Fun Fly to take place Saturday June 4th
a. Will have fun fly events and demos throughout the day for the public.
b. Mike Frey will do CD and Sanction the event.

4. Warbird Fly-in August 13th
a. Bill Kalb and Leo Hornbaker will chair the event.
b. Will need to discuss Sanctioning?
c. $10 landing fee
d. Bill to define rules for event
e. Field will be closed for general flying for the event
f. Mark will help with Fliers for event

-Discussion over new FAA rules. Feb 19th was the due date to register yourself with the FAA. We will not however be policing FAA registrations. Advice is to stay current with the AMA mailings and blogs with AMA/FAA mandates.

Adjourned at 2:35 PM.



Winter Meeting / Indoor Fun Fly

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.


Best regards,

Mark Gaylor

Pegasus RC Airplane Club – Polar Bear Fly / FAA Registration

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!!