Displays & Events - 2016

 

February 28th - Family Day at Bushplane Centre

 

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Above: Rino explains the fine points of RC aeromodelling to an enthusiastic audience
Inset:   Bob Parr's planes on display

(photos by Craig Knight)


March - Display at City Hall

 
The club's latest models were on display again this year at the City Hall throughout the month of March (March 7th - April 1st). These photos were taken after setup of the display on March 5th.
 
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(photos by Peter Smith)


April 2nd - Mall Show

 
The display at Station Mall was a huge success again this year!
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Click on the photos below to enlarge and read the captions or - click on the photo above for more pictures on Mark's RC Airplane Blog.

(photos by Mark Primavera)


April 28th - Club Meeting at MNR Hangar

 
There's always something special at the Soo Modellers club meetings, but this week was extra special - as Tom made arrangements to host the meeting at the MNR Hangar at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport.
terry plane
Prior to the meeting, members got a sneak peak at Terry's full size RV-6A (above), which is now in the final assembly stages - and beginning to look like a real airplane!. Click on the smiling faces above for more photos and a description of Terry's ambitious project on SooToday.
 
After the meeting, everyone had a chance to inspect the amazing Canadair CL-415 Water Bombers up close, and a rare opportunity to try out the state-of-the-art simulatior!
 
Members click here for the Minutes of Meeting 
 
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(photos by Mark Primavera)


June 7th - Snow Dump Cleanup

 
Cool and very windy. Fortunately last winter was very mild, resulting in an easy job for the small crew. The effort will generate a nice donation to the club from Station Mall. Big thanks from the club to those members and friend who pitched in. - Craig

dump crew

(photo by Craig Knight)


August 13th - COPA for Kids

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The club participated again this year in COPA for Kids with a static display at the Soo airport - part of Aviation Week 2016. Click on the photos below to enlarge and read the captions

(photos by Mark Primavera)


September 17th & 18th - Bushplane Days

 
"Bushplane Days" was a success again this year. The club's display was outstanding, with all aspects of our hobby well represented.

A big Thank You to all who participated and a special Thank You to Bob Parr whom spent many hours setting up and keeping things running smoothly.
 
Well done gang!
 
Cecil
 
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(photos by Peter Smith)


December 17th - Annual Dinner and Awards Evening

 
Our annual Awards dinner, held at Giovanni's, was the culmination of another successful year for the Soo Modellers. Craig Knight welcomed those attending and once again we all enjoyed a fine repast as is usual with this establishment.
 
Following the coffee and desert, the awards were handed out to the recipients. Because some members did not receive their awards last year, they were given to them this year - a back-tracking presentation. Larry Greco, Craig Knight and Dave Derbyshire were presented with the Arborescent Award for 2015 for putting Larry's plane in the trees on more than one occasion. J.P Gendron and Steve Morin were presented with the 2016 Aquatic Immersion Award for their spectacular display trying to make a wheeled aircraft land on water.
 
Tom Thomson was announced as this years' Stan Lyon's Award recipient. Unfortunately because of prior commitments,Tom was not able to attend so we will present this award at the first meeting in January.
 
Rino Zorzi
 

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(photos by Mark Primavera)

 

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