I would like to welcome new members Rob Skiba, Mike Hubbell, and John Hubbe to our TCRCM club. Rob Skiba is a good friend of Brett's and flies both fixed wing and helicopters. He has many years of modeling experience and like the rest of us enjoys model aviation.
Mike Hubbell and John Hubbe are both from PNNL and part of the UAV technology development program(s) at PNNL. They will be flying 1-2 meter fixed wing models with all kinds of miniature electronics for control stability, navigation, and who knows what else. Mike has a background in model aviation and will be working to improve their fixed wing models and develop their electronic packages as necessary.
Please welcome these new members as I know we will all enjoy getting to know them and appreciate their interest in model aviation.
Just a few more items of interest to you all. Doug Larson secured and drained the water from all of our domestic water spigots and irrigation yesterday in preparation for the upcoming winter weather. The irrigation guns have been turned off and the irrigation water to the ORV park has also been shut down.
Ray Coffman informed me that the HRMC has finished their event schedule for the year and he will likely reduce the number of days per week when it will be open for general use. We will have to watch to make sure that if the 240 access gate is closed on normal use days that we close it when we go through. I do not have a schedule from Ray yet but when I do I will pass it on to all of you. Red Dot Paint Ball will keep operations going through the winter as they have in prior years.
Our next club meeting will be at Casa Mia's in Richland again on Wednesday November 19, 2016. This will be our last meeting of the calendar year. I will be on a Panama Canal cruise with my wife that week and Doug Larson will conduct the meeting. We are currently planning for our annual banquet to be at the new Sterlings Restaurant on George Washington Way in Richland on January 14, 2017. Doug will confirm this at the meeting.
Enjoy the beautiful fall weather.