Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some
form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle
my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which
all began in Mayo, MD
Bean Hill Flyers club is Erie, Pennsylvania's, only organized control line
flying group. It operates under sanction of the Academy of Model Aeronautics
(AMA), charter #4673. Two main flying sites are maintained, one in Albion,
PA, and the other in Millcreek, just west of the Erie city line.
President: Joe Daniels
Vice President: Dennis Thomas Treasurer: George Towns
Safety Officer: Chris Keller Secretary: Greg Rodney
Plans Librarian: Bill Hayes Newsletter Editor: Dalton Hammett
everyone is pretty busy this month with work, vacations and Brodaks going
on so the July/ August Newsletter will be small. We needed to get it out
to be sure everyone gets the updates on our events.
First of all
we will not be flying at the Dan Rice Days festival in Girard, PA. The field
has been assigned to a re-enactment group and we were offered the driveway
at the fire hall to use. In the interests of preserving the planes we decided
not to fly there. The field was rough enough as it was.
no model air show scheduled at Vo-Tech this year, however, there is a two
day air show at the Erie Airport and they have offered us a place to fly
there both days. Mike Ditrich will try to keep us up to date on this via
Take a look at the corrected schedule. Our annual event will
be on July 14 to keep from interfering with the Skylarks Fun Fly. Our event
will start at 9:00 AM as a fun fly and the afternoon will include the winter
building planes, some stunt, and likely both Foxberg and Coxberg racing.
If you are going to enter a racing event please be sure your plane, engine
and line length meet the requirements. Also, be sure you have a second person
on your team. Both must be AMA members but club membership is not required.
Let's make the rest of the summer great!!!
July 14 - The Annual Bean Hill event, including the Winter Building
Planes, skill level stunt and some racing.
July 27 & 28 - The
Annual Skylarks Fun-Fly. There should be a page on it included in the newsletter.
August 24 & 25 - The Annual Erie Air show is going to be held
at the Erie Airport and will have a control line area for us. Keep in touch
with Mike Ditrich for further information.
August 25 - Fun-fly in
NY will include free hot dogs, soda and water. For information contact Denny
**** The field in Albion is open now and in good shape.
Come out and use it whenever you can.
**** THIS JUST IN!!! We have
been invited to fly on Saturday August 10th for the Albion Old Fashion Days
celebration. The flying would be in the Albion Park. Please let me know
quickly if you can participate in this. Dalton 882-1927
A Couple of Notes
Remember our July 14th event is an AMA sanctioned event so there will
be a sign in sheet and be sure to have your AMA cards handy!
I was looking over the April 2013 issue of Control Line World and in
Phil Spillman's column he noted some interesting information. One of Phil's
friends, Jim Welch, was given an old plane that was fuel soaked. The solution
was to immerse the plane in flour which drew the goop out of it. I hadn't
ever heard of that trick before!!!
Skylarks of Sharon,
Pa. 20th Annual C/L Fly-In July 27-28, 2013
9:00 AM to ??? Both Days
The Skylarks of Sharon, Pa. invite
you to join us for two fun filled days of C/L flying at our club flying
field in Transfer, Pa. July 27-28, 2013. There will be a $10.00 Landing
Fee which covers both days! Come join in the fun and swap lies (stories)
of the "good ole days"!