2021 Delayed Freeze-Fly this past Saturday! It was chilly, but no wind and considerably dryer than Jan. 1 was.
I believe that both Max and Jeff H. toughed it out on Jan. 1 and flew in the New Year like we normally do. It actually turned into a good day around 3pm.
Keith and another member welcomed Steve B and his grandson to the field. Steve was a member several years ago, and is getting back into the hobby in order to teach his grandson about our great hobby/sport.
Joe H. was actually flying a glo engine powered (vintage Moonwalker) plane that he build from a kit and Keith flew his gas powered clipped wing Monocoupe. The rest of us shivered around with electrics. Of interest were the following: Tom flew his 40 year old Old Timer thingy that I can't remember what it's called, Jack flew his DC-3 and Troy continues to defy the laws of physics by flying his multiple-time repaired T-28 that must weigh 10lbs by now. The rest of us flew mostly uninteresting aircraft that guaranteed a successful flight.
After the Freeze-Fly, many members went to long-time member and immediate past president Mark Klinger's funeral. It was encouraging seeing so many members not only from Miami R/C, but from clubs all over the region. Mark was a man who contributed to his entire community. There was a steady line of folks offering their condolences to Pam, her daughter and her mom for the entire two hours of the visitation.
We were blessed to have a man like Mark as a member. Aside from just being a great guy and a fine person, his history in R/C planes was deep and celebrated. For those of us with gassers, he could resurrect the deadest engine, and was happy to lend a hand or give useful tips whenever he could. We will miss you, Mark!
God Bless and Happy New Year. I look forward to flying with everyone once the weather lets up.