click here for 2
pages of photos from the 2016 SALUTE TO VETS.
Thanks to Don for the photos.
| 2017 OCALA SUN PATTERN CONTEST
April 8/9-2017 summary and photos
SPRING FLING 2017 Noon Time Show & Tell aerial video by Dick Turner
Photos from the Sping Fling (
click to view) ~
Thanks Don Slavinski
The 2017 Mowing Schedule is available in the Members Only Section
The May 20th, 2017 Membership Roster is available in the Members Only Section
Here is a link to
"everything you always wanted to know" about Lipo batteries
2017 Board of Directors! Dom DiDomenico - President, Dick Turner -
Vice President, Ray Smith - Treasurer, Jim Blue - Secretary, Tony Paluzzi -
Field Marshal, Becky Paluzzi - Representative, Jim Steenson - Representative,
Jesse Hinds - Safety Officer, Willard Lee - Safety Officer.
The University of Tenn at Martin stopped by our field to
for details). Thanks to Dom D. for write up and photos
COME OUT AND FLY WITH US
AUGUST 12, 2017
Several of our members were
mentioned in an
article appearing in The Villages Sun on Feb. 26, 2017.
Click to read
Dick Turner also provided
a link to The Villages Sun news video he posted on You Tube
- you should notify the club of
any change in address, email, or phone number. Contact any Board member or your
webmaster (OFMCWebmaster@cfl.rr.com ) with
the new information.
22, 2017 NOTE:
FAA sUAS Registration
(w/certificate) required to fly in all events at OFMC.
In accordance with the US Court of Appeals Ruling of May 19, 2017 (FAA'a
Regulation Rule is vacated), OFMC will no longer be requiring sUAS
registration to fly at our field or to join the club.
to AMA District V website.
AMA See and Avoid Guidance. Dedicated traffic spotter required for all
operations expected to excede 400'
Suggestion for weather websites:
Weather Underground (Shady Airport) and
CheckTheSock.com (Ocala Airport)
COMING UP SOON:
This comes from Lyman Slack: A big
change is about to take place in and around Gainesville. Red
Scholefield has decided that it’s time to close up his balsa dust factory as
well as the R/C Battery Clinic and move up to Charleston SC. He and Marge
will be moving up there to be closer to one of his daughters.
Many of you have met and known Red at
the numerous events he has attended. Many more know him from his numerous
I first met Red and Marge the first
night Marilyn and I came to Gainesville to meet with our home builder.
Having contacted him through the AMA as an officer of the Flying Gators,we
met for dinner that night.
As a very close personal friend of over
20 years, I will certainly miss him but I do wish him well in the next
adventure in his life. If YOU would like to do the same, draft a sentence or
two to him and sign it (so that I can simply copy and paste). I’ll combine
all of your responses and present them all to him just before he leaves –
perhaps as early as mid-June.
Send those thoughts to
July 24~30 ~ 65th EAA Air Venture ~EAA ~ Oshkosh, WI
Aug. 12 ~ 8th Hot Deals Swap Meet ~ H.A.M. ~ Brooksville
Sept. 9 ~ 22nd End of Summer Fly-In ~ O.F.M.C. ~ Ocala
Sept. 16 ~ 17th Yeager Warbird Fly-In ~ Tri-County ~ Dunnellon