Monthly Archives: August 2012


Round Top Park – Athens, Pa. July 21 & 22nd, 2012
20 entrants from Canada, Connecticut, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania competed at the VRCMC 40th Annual Competition Fun Fly. Weekend had excellent weather. Friday evening we had Pizza for dinner with flying continuing to dark and past with planes with lights installed. Campfire Saturday night provided some opportunity to kick back and relax with friends. Open flying before and between the rounds of competition added more fun to the contest format, thanks Ronnie for the demo’s. Friday and Saturday evening the air was filled with airplanes and helicopters.
The playing of the National Anthems of Canada and the USA started the contest each day. Junior, Sportsman and Expert Classes of Fun Fly were able to complete 3 rounds during the week-end. Competition flying was held until 4 pm on Saturday and 1:30 on Sunday.
Five Junior Class Entrants keep the VRCMC tradition of promoting R/C to our younger flyers.
The event winners and all entrants received Baron Engraved Awards, VRCMC plaques (made by the AMA), and prizes from Baron Technology – CT, Lantz’s Hobbies – Hhds NY, Jeff Winemiller Time Flys Hobbies, Rolly Performance Models, Jamie Butler & Little Tree, Valley R/C Club & Members, Great Planes, Fox Mfg, APC, Boca Bearings, Bob Smith Industries, Castle Creations, Dremel, Micro Fasteners, Tru-Turn, Beeman’s Restaurant, Guthrie Federal Credit Union, Wendy’s, McDonald’s & Burger King. PLEASE SUPPORT THESE SPONSERS !
The Saturday Picnic Dinners were catered by Corning Catering BBQ with pulled pork sandwiches, sausage and chicken along with sides. Dessert was provided by better halves of flyers and club members, Thank You! Hotels, campers, homes, tents, and vehicles provided a place to rest after the evening campfires.
Jim Champion CD’d the contest. VRCMC members and families covered the duties during the contest. Dean Luchaco was in charge of the cook crew, which included Carl Shay, Dr. Paul, Kevyn Luchaco & Walter Lints. Dan, Don, Steve & Eric were the judges that scored the flights with help from Meghan & Shelby. Dan & Mike S crunched numbers for the scoreboard.
The Crash Award was given to Jeff Black for his repeated offenses all weekend. Spectator Luches Grover won the raffle of the donated Mini Buckle and chose the $50 cash option.
Great flying by these winners of the contest, Scott Turner in Expert, Alan Hoffman in Sportsman, Sarah Champion in Junior, all junior contestants were girls! And Rolly in Limbo for the special event.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE for helping to make the VALLEY R/C Club’s 48th Year and 40th edition of the FUN FLY CONTEST another success. It is the people at the contest that made it great! A relaxed contest format will be used as we celebrate 4+ decades of fun and competition.
Our Club and our families have had many great times at Fun Fly’s over the years. We look forward to our next chance to visit and fly with our friends. Please join us next year to mark our 41st Annual Fun Fly Contest on July 20-21st, 2013.

 Jim Champion CD – AMA #5414