Snowbird Tales

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Several of the club's members head South for warmer weather for vacation - and to take a break from the Canadian winter. Fortunately, they find time in their "hectic" schedules of fun and sun to provide us with updates from time-to-time.
This just in... Pat Leonard sends us photos from Florida Jets - 2019!

March 25, 2019 - Florida Jets - Lakeland

Last Thursday, Pat spent the day at Lakeland Florida enjoying jets.


CARF Maphisto


 Jet powered glider - fast!


Some other models at the show - Florida Jets - March 20 - 23, 2019

March 15, 2019 - 27th Annual Dick Coles Fly-In

This past Friday, Saturday and Sunday (March 8-10) saw the Manatee County Radio Controllers host a large scale fly-in. Here is a couple pictures to wet your appetite.
Bye for now, Pat
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(photos by Pat Leonard)

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February 27, 2019 - Pat participates in the Western Florida All Electric Fly In

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No... it's not a UFO!
This mysterious photo (left) was taken during R/C night flying on opening night of the Western Florida All Electric Fly In - sponsored by the Manatee County Radio Controllers - where Pat flies while on vacation in the area (south of Tampa).
Flying continued on Friday, Saturday and wrapped up on Sunday morning.  Saturday had about 100 flyers. Pat participated in the flying with his Flex Innovation Extra 300.

(photos by Pat Leonard)

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February 24, 2019 - Stan's Vacation in Arizona

Stan Pulice took these pics at the 15th Annual Arizona Electric Festival sponsored by the Arizona Model Aviators in Mesa, while on vactaion in Arizona. This event took place on Feb 8-10.
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(photos by Stan Pulice)

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January 16th, 2019

George has joined the Avon Park Aeromodellers - located north Of Sebring, Florida. He has been out flying his new Flex Innovation Mamba 10 biplane quite a few times already, and reports:
"She a beautiful flyer and fully 3D aerobatic capable, including hovering. The white plane on the bench (first photo) is my new plane. We have a beautiful hard surface runway well suited for planes with small wheels."
"The Avon Club airfield is 15 minutes from my place. There is also a Hobby Store (Big Lake Hobbies) about 15 min. from here in Sebring, Florida; and another airfield in Sebring about a  1/2 hour away (Highlands Radio Control Club). There are other airfields I can visit that are within 1 hr. from here."

 avon jan 14

avon jan 16

(photos by George Federley)

Meanwhile, Pat reports:
I fly regularly, at least 4 times a week. I will try and get something together for y'all up north in regards to flying here. Weather here is excellent. Although some say today will be cold at 19C   :-)