OCTOBER Meeting – Nominations for New Club Officers!!

The October Monthly Club Meeting is this Thursday the 18th.

We have two major topics to cover at this meeting!
1. Club Officer Nominations
2. FAA 2018 Authorization Bill – How our Hobby is effected.
Please plan to attend the meeting to nominate Club Officers for the 2019 Term. Once we have all the Board Member Nominations tallied, we will move to Vote in Elections in November.
Last week the 2018 FAA Authorization Bill was signed into Law by the President. If you remember hearing a lot about Section 336 (the rule that governed our hobby) in the past, it is gone. The new Section is 349, and we are going to hear even more about this section as we move forward. Come to the meeting and learn and discuss what we know about Section 349 and the future of our hobby. Change is here, lets learn the facts and try to digest the myths. Learn the AMA’s viewpoint at this challenging time. One thing to remember, this great hobby is not going away!
See you all at the meeting!

7:30PM Sharp

Forest Park Community Center – 7640 Jackson Blvd. – Forest Park, IL 60130
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September – Meeting – Picnic – FUN FLY!

Our next club meeting will be Thursday September 2oth at 7:00 PM.
Club Picnic will be held on Sunday the 23rd!
The Fun Fly is scheduled for Sunday the 23rd and will be the “Ribbon CUT”.
Mark Kanzia will be the event coordinator. This is a closed Club Fun Fly.
We are still looking for an event coordinator and fun fly event for October.
Our fun fly schedule for 2018 is as follows:
Sunday September 23rd  “Ribbon Cut” and Club Picnic   Mark Kanzia
October OPEN!
Sunday November 18th “Chilli Cook” and Fun Fly Hosted by the Chefs!
See you all at the meeting to discuss the details.
Thanks
Steve

Forest Park Community Center – 7640 Jackson Blvd. – Forest Park, IL 60130

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AUGUST – Meeting and FUN FLY!

Our next club meeting will be Thursday August 16th at 7:00 PM.
The Fun Fly is scheduled for Saturday the 18th at Noon! and will be the “Carrier Landing”.
Steve J. will be the event coordinator. This is a closed Club Fun Fly.
We are still looking for an event coordinator and fun fly event for October.
Our fun fly schedule for 2018 is as follows:
Saturday August 18th “Carrier Landing” Fun Fly – Steve Janninck
Sunday September 23rd  “Ribbon Cut” and Club Picnic   Mark Kanzia
October OPEN!
Sunday November 18th “Chilli Cook” and Fun Fly Hosted by the Chefs!
Thanks
Steve

Forest Park Community Center – 7640 Jackson Blvd. – Forest Park, IL 60130

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AMA National Model Aviation Day – August 11TH!

Happy National Model Aviation Day!

Tomorrow is the official celebration of National Model Aviation Day. We invite all members to celebrate by attending an event near you, flying with friends at your local field, or by reaching out someone to invite them to learn more about the hobby.

Thousands of model aviation hobbyists will celebrate the sixth annual National Model Aviation Day with over 60 free events across the country, which are open to the public. This national event will bring together aviation enthusiasts and members of local Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) clubs to enjoy flying model aircraft and learn about safety.

Activities at each local event vary, including plane demonstrations, simulated flying stations, fly-ins and much more. To find an event near you, visit: http://nationalmodelaviationday.org/find-an-event/.

Many participating AMA clubs are also raising money to support a number of local charities and the AMA Foundation. We thank those clubs that are going above and beyond!

No matter how you choose to celebrate, let us know on social media using #ModelAviationDay. And send those images (high resolution preferred) to your AMA Vice President for a chance to be featured in Model Aviation magazine!

Happy Flying,

AMA & AMA Foundation Staff and Leadership

On Behalf of Checkerboard Radio Control Club, get out to the field and enjoy the Hobby!

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July “CARRIER Landing” Fun Fly Cancelled

We were at the field this AM to set up the Carrier Event Fun Fly, but without planes and pilots the Fun Fly could not get off the ground. We held the hope until about 2:30, and then packed up. The rain and winds this AM most likely kept the pilots in their hangars working on their planes. Since the same mixed bag of weather is in store for tomorrow “Sunday”, we have decided to cancel the Carrier Fun Fly for July. A big Thank You to the Faithful Few that came to the field today willing to accept the challenge and support the cause, I am grateful for your efforts.

We also have decided that since we do not have a scheduled Fun Fly for August, that we will reschedule the “Carrier Landing” Fun Fly to fill the opening. The Carrier Landing challenge will be slightly different this year, so I hope you can save the date and make it out on Saturday August.18th at Noon! We will have the Club Meeting on Thursday August 16th to discuss the details and lock the time.

Mother Nature won today, let’s not let her win the battle on August 18th!

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JULY FUN FLY! “The Carrier Landing”

The Aircraft Carrier Fun Fly will take place tomorrow July 21st!

The event will begin at noon and we will shut down the flight line a few minutes prior to noon to construct the Carrier Landing Deck. Pilot meeting at noon. Spectators welcome!

This is a closed Club Member only event.

Our rain day will be Sunday July 22nd at noon!

See you at the Field!

            

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JULY Club Meeting!

Our next club meeting will be Thursday July 19th at 7:00 PM.
The Fun Fly is scheduled for Saturday the 21st and will be the “Carrier Landing”.
Steve J. will be the event coordinator. We will firm up the time at the club meeting.
We are still looking for an event coordinator and fun fly event for August.
Our fun fly schedule for 2018 is as follow:
August  TBD
September “Ribbon Cut”   Mark Kanzia
Thanks
Steve

Forest Park Community Center – 7640 Jackson Blvd. – Forest Park, IL 60130

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MAY CLUB meeting will be Thursday May 17th at 7:00 PM!!

Our next club meeting will be Thursday May 17th at 7:00 PM.
The first fun Fly is scheduled for the weekend of May 19 / 20th and will be the “Climb and Glide”.
Gerardo Sulic will be the event coordinator. We will firm up the day at the club meeting.
We are still looking for event coordinators and fun fly events for July and August.
Our fun fly schedule for 2018 is as follow:
May “Climb and Glide”     Gerardo Sulic
June “Bomb Drop”            John Eggum
July TBD
August  TBD
September “Ribbon Cut”   Mark Kanzia
Thanks
John

Forest Park Community Center – 7640 Jackson Blvd. – Forest Park, IL 60130

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April Club Meeting Thursday 4-19-18 7:00 PM

Join us at our next club meeting, Thursday April 19th at 7:00 PM.
We will discuss spring cleanup at the field, 2018 events and schedule our Fun Fly’s for this season.
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Forest Preserves of Cook County: Parking

By order of the Forest Preserves of Cook County, we are no longer allowed to park along the path from the parking lot to the center line. As stated numerous times in the past, we are also not to park at the center line.  The center line pad and stalls are designated for loading and unloading.  NO PARKING! Violators will be ticketed and towed at the owners expense. Forest Preserve Police will now be frequenting the flying site looking for violators. There is no lifting of this parking mandate for the foreseeable future.

As we have stated on several occasions, parking along the path was granted by the FPCC as a privilege, as long as the lot was full.  We have now lost this privilege.  It’s unfortunate that we have now lost this valuable parking area. We have a unique privilege to fly at Checkerboard Field / Miller Meadows, but remember, it is not our property.

Please pass this information along to fellow flyers and assist in the enforcement of the rules while at the field.

Thank you

Checkerboard Radio Control Club Inc. AMA #864
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