What can I say; here at Spirits of St. Louis R/C Club we know how to throw a fun fly! The day turned out to be just perfect in many ways. The weather was cool in the morning and warmed up to 79 degrees. We had 32 pilots show up and at one time there was about 120 people here. The food was delicious, the flying was spectacular and everyone had fun. Unfortunately we had a few mishaps but sometimes that happens in R/C. We had some up and coming 3D masters throwing their machines around like nobodies business. We had scale, sport flight and hovering going on non-stop all day. Everyone had a great time that I could tell.
As most could guess it takes a lot of work to throw an event such as this and we couldn’t have done it without the great people at this club. I’ve said it before and have to say it again, “You all are the back bone of this club.” All of your hard work brought smiles and enjoyment to many people today, myself included. I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for putting on such a great event. In no particular order, Steve, Pete, John, Kevin, Sharon, Duane, Lee, Bob, Sean, Will, Mark, Gary, Steve, Mike, Dan, Chris, Don, Dale, Walt, Babe and Carolyn. Fantastic job all of you. Sharon O’Connor made cookies and brownies for us to sell at the event. I want to personally thank her for all her hard work, tell her they were perfect and thank her son Shane for not eating them all!
I’d also like to thank our sponsors for the event, which are Heli Proz, Heli Direct, Tower Hobbies, one of the pilots (sorry I forgot who you were!) and our own Mark Twain Hobby. Thanks for helping to make this a great event and for your generosity. Our top prize was a Blade helicopter and was won by Walt Wilson…way to go Walt.
This was our second Heli Fun Fly this year and I’m going to say our second success. I’m going to ask the board and membership if they will allow us to do 2 more next year since we all love this stuff so much. If you didn’t get to come down for these events I urge you to attend next years Fun Fly’s because you don’t know what your missing.
Married with 2 kids, I am no stranger to pain!