Minutes

August 2017 Minutes

 

The August meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on August 16,2017 at the Frisco Public Library.  Club President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 7 PM. A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the July meeting minutes as published.  Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

VISITORS -- No Visitors

PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Greg Pulcini: NDRCC’s July Float Fly was a success thanks to Josh Kleen and his wife. A volunteer to fill the training coordinator position is need. Please contact Greg if interested. We need volunteers to present programs. Contact any of the officers if you are interested or have a suggestion for a program. Member Jim Gordon made the membership aware of an event sponsored by Chad Hennings Wingmangroup. Date is Aug 27. Patrick will send an email with details to all members. Need someone with contact to local Scout groups to arrange groups for our Scout Day due to the loss of Bob Edlet-Murphy who has moved away. Josh Kleen will run the event. Also once again Greg reminds us that the last person leaving the field is to lock both gates.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Patrick McNamara:   Nothing to report.

SECRETARY’S REPORT -- Billy Slater:  Nothing to report.

TREASURER’S REPORT -- Dave Cotton:  Dave gave a report on the financial status of NDRCC. He also reported that he had completed the transfer of all accounts from BBVA to BTH Bank. This transfer has resulted in avoiding a monthly fee from BBVA and getting interest from BTH Bank on our deposits. A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the financial report as presented.  Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos:  Membership stands at 167 as of this meeting 

FIELD REPORT -- Rodney Mcentire :   Rodney Mcentire has taken over the Field Coordinator position with Bob Elder-Murphy having moving away. Gate operator is not working and may need replacing. Further troubleshooting is needed. If replacement is needed it will cost approximately $280. Dale O’daniel is looking for volunteers to be checked out on the new mowers and help mow the field. If interested contact Dale.

SAFETY REPORT -- Gerry Bishop:   No incidents reported.

SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater:   No report given

TRAINING –A volunteer for the Training Coordinator position is needed. Contact Greg Pulcini. Two new students have been lined up with instructors.

RAFFLE -- Rex Lawrence: Dale O’Daniel handled the raffle in the absence of Rex. Quarterly prize is a Spacewalker to be given away at the September meeting.

CD REPORTS and EVENTS:   Josh Kleen reported that 20 pilots attended the July Float Fly. Thanks to the city of Lake Dallas and the Falcons for their assistance. Josh reported the we netted approximately $300.

OLD BUSINESS:  No old business.

NEW BUSINESS:   West Texas RC will be holding a warbird event Aug 25 & 26th. The Nacogdoches and Lufkin RC clubs will be holding an event September 23. Josh Kleen urged all members to oppose the move to privatize air traffic control as being detrimental to general aviation.  Jim Gordon informed us that the organization Snowball Express will hold an event December 8-12 at the Dallas Hilton Hotel and we can participate if interested. Snowball Express is a group that provides support to children of service member who gave their lives in support of this country. Business portion of meeting closed at 7:35 PM

SHOW AND TELL: Wayne Shuck gave us some detail on a foam safe paint he has found. The brand name is Liquitex and it is available in a wide variety of colors from internet sources.

PRESENTATION:  No presentation. 

 

July 2017 Minutes

 

The July meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on July 19st  at Frisco Public Library.  Club  President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the June  meeting minutes as published.  Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS –Two new membership

Milt Jordan – Southwest Airlines and former Air Force.

Jim Gordan – renewing member

PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Greg Pulcini:  Greg noted the upcoming NDRCC Float Fly on July 29th.  Still in need of a training coordinator.  Dale and Josh still actively training.  Greg reminded everyone not to leave crashed planes in the trash can and that all members can help by taking trash to our dumpster.  He also noted that we need to be sure to lock the outer and inner gates when last to leave.  Andy and Rex built new starting tables and they look great.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Patrick McNamara:  

No formal report.  In search of programs for the second half of the year.  Jim Gordon stated that Chad Henning, former A-10 pilot, Dallas Cowboy, and now Christian motivational speaker could do a club program.  Patrick to follow up.

SECRETARY’S REPORT -- Billy Slater: 

Don Hafer sat in for Billy and took spectacular minutes for the first time in club history (as noted by Don).  No formal Secretary’s report.

TREASURER’S REPORT -- Dave Cotton: 

Dave noted that we finally closed the BBVA checking account as of today (July 19th, 2017).  Dave is continuing to move money into 12 month CDs on a staggered schedule to earn some interest.

A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the monthly financial summary report.  Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos: 

Two new members.  Club membership at 167 , year to date.

FIELD REPORT -- Bob Edlet-Murphy:  

Bob took time out from packing to move to give his last field report.  The field is looking great.  Dale is leading the mowing buy needs assistance with weed eating.  A potential new field coordinator has been identified.  Notification will be sent to the club once Greg has confirmation.

SAFETY REPORT -- Gerry Bishop:  

No report.

SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater:

No report.  

TRAINING – 

Dale O’ Daniel still has students.  Patrick McNamara will update section on our web page that recommends what type of plane and equipment to purchase for someone getting started in the hobby.

RAFFLE -- Rex Lawrence:

Several nice prices were awarded in the monthly raffle including a “Crazy Wing” as the nights special prize.  The quarterly prize will be given away in September.

CD REPORTS and EVENTS:  

North Dallas Aeromodelers Swap meet in Denton – Aug 5th.

Fort Worth Thunderbirds Float Fly – Aug 5th.

OLD BUSINESS: 

Dale reminded the club that Lad will be selling most of his planes.  An inventory will be created and an auction is down the road.

NEW BUSINESS:  

Based on the discussion regarding gravel during the field report, a motion to purchase up to $2000 of gravel was made, seconded, and passed unanimously on voice vote.  Plan to wait for cooler weather.  Jim Gordan noted that he could provide access to a small “Bobcat” front end loader for spreading gravel.

Business portion of meeting closed at 7:35 PM

SHOW AND TELL:

Rich Phillips brought two small float planes that he just finished rebuilding for the upcoming NDRCC float fly.

 

Presentation:  No program.

June 2017 Minutes

 

The June meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on June 21st  at Frisco Public Library.  Club Patrick McNamara acting for President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM

A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the May  meeting minutes as published.  Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

VISITORS -- None present

PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Greg Pulcini: Greg was absent. Patrick McNamara acted on behalf of Greg. We need a volunteer for the Training Coordinator position. If you are interested contact Greg or Patrick.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Patrick McNamara:   Bob Edlet-Murphy is moving to Colorado and will vacate the  Field Maintenance position. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Greg or Patrick. There is no longer a need to register as a drone operator with the FAA. An individual has filed a successful suit against the FAA and a judge ruled against the FAA.

SECRETARY’S REPORT -- Billy Slater:  Josh has volunteered to make a video of the pictures Patrick took at our 2017 Warbirds Over Texas event.

TREASURER’S REPORT -- Dave Cotton:  Dave was absent, Patrick presented a monthly summary report submitted by Dave. A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the monthly financial summary report.  Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos:  Bruce reports that membership stands at 163 as of this meeting.

FIELD REPORT -- Bob Edlet-Murphy:   Bob is moving to Colorado, a volunteer is need to fill the Field Maintenance Coordinator position. There are a few items related to WOT such a ruts that still need attention. The gate operator has failed due to the mounting bolts failing. Bruce Lakatos will buy replacement hardware and arrange to install. 

Two new engine run stands will be built to replace the ones that have fallen apart. Cost will be charged to the field maintenance account. New zero turn riding mower received and is in use.

SAFETY REPORT -- Gerry Bishop:   No report.

SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater: No report.

TRAINING –Training Coordinator is needed. Contact Greg or Patrick if interested.

RAFFLE -- Rex Lawrence: Several nice prices were awarded in the monthly raffle including a sawall.  The quarterly raffle prize was a CAP ARF and was won by Bruce Lakatos.

CD REPORTS and EVENTS:

Patrick McNamara --Festival of Flight was held at Heritage Academy. Five members were present. Patrick states that they have a gym that could be used as an indoor site if it can be negotiated.

Ed Kettler - WarBirds Over Texas 2017 was a success with slightly over 50 entries. Ed gave a financial report showing a positive outcome.

The award winners were:

World War I:

1.SPAD XIII – Mike Laible

2.Fokker Dr.I – Dale O’Daniel

3.Thomas Morse Scout – Scott Parker

World War II: 

1.Douglas SBD Dauntless – Jimmy Cowman

2.Republic P-47 Thunderbolt – James Pool

3.Stearman – Jimmy Davis

Best Jet – MiG-21 – Tom Blakeney

Best Bomber – Boeing B-17 Pirate’s Pleasure– Jimmy Cowman

Best Post War – Douglas A-1H Skyraider Pussy Cat– Glenn Snedden

Smokin’ Hole – P-51D – Jimmy Two Rags White

Josh Kleen -- Float Fly will be July 29th at Lake Dallas. See NDRCC web site for details.

Ed Kettler --Requested and received approval to apply for an AMA sanction for WOT 2018.

OLD BUSINESS:  None

NEW BUSINESS:   Laird Doctor is no longer able to fly and is selling his RC equipment. A coordinator is needed to organize this. If interested please contact Dale O’Daniel.  Business portion of meeting closed at 7:55 PM

SHOW AND TELL: None

May 2017 Minutes

 

The May meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on May 19th, 2017 at the Frisco Public Library.  Club President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 7:01PM.

One new member, Larry Todd, was in attendance for the first time.

A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the April meeting minutes as published.  Approval passed by voice vote – with one dissent, as is tradition.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Greg Pulcini:  Nothing to report.  Greg noted the light attendance due to a number of club members attending Joe Nall.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT – Patrick McNamara:  Nothing significant to report.

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Billy Slater:  No report.  Billy was attending Joe Nall.  Patrick McNamara taking minutes.

TREASURER’S REPORT -- Dave Cotton:  Dave was in England.  Patrick provided a brief overview of the various bank statements.  Move to BTH Bank in progress – about half way complete.  A motion to approve financial report was made and seconded.  Financial report was approved by unanimous voice vote.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT -- Bruce Lakatos:  One new member since April meeting.  155 total members.

FIELD REPORT -- Bob Edler-Murphy:  Field in good shape.

SAFETY REPORT:  Patrick noted an unrestrained aircraft incident in the taxiway/pilot box area that resulted the in damage to another aircraft.  Please restrain your aircraft when on the taxiway and in the starting area.  Luckily no one was hurt.  Bob requested that anyone using a fire extinguisher let him know so that he can see that it gets recharged.  The only thing worse than a fire is a fire and an empty fire extinguisher.

SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater:  No report.  Billy was attending Joe Nall.  No known sound issues.

RAFFLE – Rex Lawrence:  Monthly drawing contained 6 items, including a 3 gallon air compressor and a 44” AT-6 Texan ARF.

TRAINING:  No report.  Still in search of a training coordinator.

CD REPORTS and EVENTS:  

War Birds Over Texas – Upcoming, June 9th and 10th.  Looking for pilots to participate.  Also is search of donations for raffle prizes.  Club will provide a receipt for all donations for tax purposes.  No pre registration this year.  On site registration is $35 for both days and $25 for Saturday only.  

Festival of Flight – NDRCC will have representatives at the 3rd Annual Festival of Flight, presented by The Colony Parks and Rec and The Tribute Lakeside Golf & Resort Community.  Members will be on hand with static display models and aircraft for flight demonstrations if conditions allow.

OLD BUSINESS:  New mower was delivered, much to Bob’s delight.  This second mower is a 60” Gravely and end up costing $4655.

NEW BUSINESS:  No new business.

Business portion of meeting closed at 7:19PM

April 2017 Minutes

 

The April meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on April 19th at Frisco Public Library.  Club President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the March  meeting minutes as published.  Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

VISITORS -- Dave Smith  Program Presenter

NEW MEMBER -- Joseph Thomas

CHARLIE VIOSCA   a Charter Member of NDRCC was honored with a presentation of his accomplishments involving aviation, model aviation and other work. Charlie is a WWII pilot, retired TACA Airlines pilot a major force at the Heritage of Flight Museum at Love Field. Charlie was made an Honorary Member  Emeritus and awarded a plaque to commemorate this honor. Thanks to Wayne Shuck for putting this together.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Greg Pulcini:  Tonight we have a presentation by Dave Smith, a FAA retired representative, on his experiences through his long career in aviation. The NDRCC Float Fly is April 29th at Willow Grove Park A Festival of Flight at Prestwick STEM Academy is also being held April 29 late in the day (after the float fly). Volunteers to fly foamies or bring display aircraft are needed. Contact Patrick McNamara if you can help.  See Patrick McNamara’s report below for more detail.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Patrick McNamara:   Patrick was absent but provided the report below: FAA Security Sensitive Flight Restrictions: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations. The specific restricted locations are detailed in a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) – UAS NOTAM FDC 7/7137.  The only impact to the DFW area is around NAS JRB Ft Worth. 3rd Annual Festival of Flight As noted in messages to The Club, NDRCC was invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Festival of Flight, presented jointly by the city of The Colony Parks a Recreation and The Tribute, Lakeside Golf and Resort Community.  The event is being held at Prestwick STEM Academy in The Colony.  Charlie Viosca met with the event coordinator, Mary Day to discuss the event, our participation, and details such area for static display, location of a "runway" for flight demo's, etc.  The meeting was quite pleasant and both Mary, and TC Parks and Rec are more than willing to work with us.  They agreed to modify the traffic flow to open up an area to use as a runway.  The event is from 4PM-8PM on Saturday, April 29th.  This is the same day as our club float-fly.  Even so, there has been sufficient response from club members to move with participation at least for static display.  Demo flights will be limited to park-flier sized aircraft, probably 50" or less, due to the available runway and overflight area.  Charlie and I made it clear that demo flights would be highly contingent on weather conditions -- wind speed and direction, mainly.  I will be sending out another message to the club regarding the event and will be directly contacting those who expressed willingness to participate to confirm.  If anyone has questions, please feel free to contact myself (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and/or Charlie Viosca (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

SECRETARY’S REPORT -- Billy Slater:  No Report

TREASURER’S REPORT -- Dave Cotton:  The new interesting generating bank account is up and running. The BBVA account will be closed as the Paypal account is moved to the new bank. The current bank statements were made available for review at the meeting. Property Taxes have been paid. Lease payment to the landowner has been made.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos:  NDRCC has 159 members as of the April meeting.

FIELD REPORT -- Bob Edlet-Murphy:   A second zero turn mower will be purchased in the next few days. Planning for War Birds has begun with mowing and planning for the setup of barriers and other necessary work.

SAFETY REPORT -- Gerry Bishop:   Gerry was not at the meeting but left this - Fly on the EAST side of the runway and crash on the EAST side of the runway.

SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater:   No Report

TRAINING –A Training Coordinator  is needed. Contact Greg if you are interested.

RAFFLE -- Rex Lawrence: Five items tonight including a nice soldering station and a small quad are being raffled. Tickets purchased tonight will be also used for the quarterly prize - a nice ARF.

CD REPORTS and EVENTS:   Youth Day - Bob Edlet-Murphy reported 7 scouts and their parents participated. All got many chances to fly trainers, fly simulators and attend a ground school. Float Fly - April 29th at Willow Grove Park , the Falcons float site. $20 gets you entry and a lunch promised to be brisket sandwiches. Josh Kleen is the CD. War Birds Over Texas -- June 9-10 at the NDRCC field. Volunteers are needed. Contact Charles Shafer if you can help.

OLD BUSINESS:  New zero turn lawn is being purchased in the next few days.

NEW BUSINESS:   Long time member Joe Tycoda is selling his RC equipment. An email listing all items will be sent to all members. 

Business portion of meeting closed at 7:45 PM

SHOW AND TELL: Dale O’daniel brought his Convergence by Eflite. This flying device acts like a quad and is able to hover, the tilts two propellers forward to become a conventional airplane.

Presentation:  Tonight we have a presentation by Dave Smith, a FAA retired representative, on his experiences through his long career in aviation. 

Annual Events

Aerotow
Aerotow

March 20, 2017  Eagle Field

Float Fly
Float Fly

    July 29, 2017     Willow Grove

Warbirds Over TX
Warbirds Over TX

June 9-10, 2017 Eagle Field

Scout/Youth Days
Scout/Youth Days

April 15 & Oct 21 Eagle Field