PMAC 2005


AMA Gold Club Leader Charter  #367

Aug 7, 2005 - Electrics Over White Lake

The August 7th event was well attended with 19 pilots bringing some 40 airplanes and 2 helicopters.  The weather was warm with light winds allowing us to get a lot of relaxed flying.  The event was very profitable for the club, this was only made possible by the great help of the following club members.

First by our great field committee who had the field in excellent shape for the event.

Secondly to Dave McDonald and Pat Chapman for spending all day running the transmitter impound stand and setting up the PA system.

To Tom MacDonald for being my assistant C/D and getting the newspaper ad.

To Keith Brown for putting out the signs.

To Brandon Bartz for taking over the raffle ticket sales and really working the crowd all day.

To the ever hard working cook Bob Fowler,who also does all the shopping for the supplies needed to run our great concession stand.

To Bill Schaeffer when called into duty helped Bob with the rush crowd.

To Hank Wildeman for providing the fresh corn on the cob.

To George Dzahristos For the great art work on the plaques and contest flyer.

To Dick Schaeffer for printing all the flyers.

Without the help of all the above mention club members this event wouldn't have been possible.

Now for the winners!!!

          Pilots Choice---------Al Mrock------------------Sikorsky S-39

          Best Scale-------------Al Mrock------------------Sikorsky-S-39

          Best Mini electric---Jim Young---------------DH-88 Comet

          Best Sport Scale----Marko Beiderman----Funtana 40

          CD'S Choice----------Tom Bacsanyi---------P-51

Let's not forget, and remember to support the Hobby Shops who made this event profitable.


        12821 S.SAGINAW ST.

          GRAND BLANC,MI. 48439

          PH: (810) 695-9088


          32115 JOHN R.

          MADISON HEIGHTS 48071

          PH: (248) 589-8111

Submitted by Sterling (smitty) Smith

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Aug 21, 2005 - Inter-Club Fun Fly

The wind was the determining factor in all the events at the interclub funfly on Sunday August 21 at the PMAC field.  The Holly Cloudhoppers had a smaller contingent than previous encounters, in fact, Ed Kincer was it. (Ken Kliewer had to bow out for health reasons).  PMAC loaned two of their amateur pilots, Jason and Dave, to create a complete team for both Holly and Skymasters.  But with the windy conditions it made little difference.

No team scored any points in the ballon bust events, either Pro or Amateur.  There were many overly long times and a few minor crashes and dings, but no total destructions.  With Ed carrying the Holly team and Dave and Mark and the guys from Skymasters doing their best, and PMAC's Brandon, Dave, George and Frank trying to make headway, the results were:

         Holly------------- 14 Points

         PMAC ----------- 14 Points

         Skymasters------ 13 Points

It could only have been closer if it had been a three way tie.  This result is a lot like kissing your sister, but it was a great day and every one had a ball.

Many thanks to our PMAC cheering section and to Bob Fowler and Rich Rottenberk for keeping us fed.

Reported by Dave McDonald

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Joe Jacobs Memorial Scale Fly-in

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Scale Fly In is Big Success

The Joe Jacobs memorial scale fly in held on Sunday September 25 went off without a hitch with the able guidance of CD's Don Hines and Dave McDonald with assistants Keith Brown and others.  The rain held off until festivities were complete and chef Bob Fowler had sold all the food and pop.  There were plenty of warbird fly-bys by George, John, Shaun, Don, Frank and others.   There were also exciting fly-bys by F-82 Twin Mustangs flown by Bill Paul and Paul Lanson.  PMAC's Bob Smith won the kit raffle, a Hanger 9 P-40.

Prizes were awarded to pilots based on the choices of all the pilots and the choices of the spectators.

Pilot's Choice:

          First Chris Tucker - Byron P-51

          Second Paul Grossman - Ziroli AT-6

          Third Al Wesley - Tiger Moth

          Fourth Bill Ridenour - Focke Wulf

          Fifth Vic Kerster = Great Planes P-51

People's Choice:

          First Chris Tucker - Byron P-51

          Second Vic Kerster - Great Planes P-51

          Third Bill Paul - F-82 Twin Mustang

Reported by Dave McDonald

Event Flyer

PMAC Adopt-A-Road

The saturday, September 17th White Lake road cleanup was a success thanks to the devotion of 17 PMAC members.  A good turnout indeed. Attending were; Issac Bryant, Don & Fran Hines, Dave McDonald, Curt Spicer, Keith Brown, Ron Leake, Dave Taulbee, Michael Pad, George Arnold, Kevin Kron, John Zonneveld, Jim Wert, Bill Schaeffer and Rodger Warren.  Special recognition to VP Al Johnson, 'All Out' Al picks up trash just like he flies, 110%, its rumored Al filled 8 trash bags himself!.  By noon the airplanes were coming out and our fall road cleanup was done.  Thanks to all.

Dave Stephens

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