Happy 50th Anniversary BRCM!

On Wednesday, April 26, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of BRCM. We were honoured to have present at the celebrations two of the founding members – Harold Jones and  Charlie Chomas. They were presented with engraved glass plaques recognizing the occasion. A show and tell included a magnificent Stinson Reliant recently completed by master builder, Paul Gentile, a vintage Sikorsky helicopter by Don Irvine, a Twin Otter by Ian Brown and an old Midwest Aerostar by Geoff Norman

Ian Brown and Charlie Chomas
Geoff Norman and Harold Jones
Ian Brown and Wayne Bransfield
Charlie, Harold and Ted Pritlove

Club Meeting – Membership Renewals – Oct 27

The next general club meeting will be held on Thursday , Oct. 27 from 7:30 to 9:00 at St. Matthew Church, 126 Plains Road

Steve Waterfall will be on hand to process 2023 renewals and give out 2023 stickers. Remember to bring proof of MAAC renewal to process your BRCM renewal.

After a brief business meeting, Dwayne Baldwin will guide us through approved procedures related to Failsafe and Flyaways.

Paul Gentile will delight and mystify us with his beautifully crafted scale model musical instruments.

Winners of the Corn Roast photo contest were: Ian Brown, David Darling, John Ham, Garfield Houston. They get to fight over who gets the baseball cap and who gets the theatre tickets

BRCM Members – Fall and Winter Activities

Tentative Schedule:

Place: St. Matthew on the Plain Church, 126 Plains Road E. (across from Skycraft)

Date: 4th Thursday in the month, Sept 2022 – April 2023

Time:  7:30 — 9:00 PM

2022 Sept – Dec

Sept 22             Charlie Chomas            Flying in the Good(?) Old Days

Films from the early days of BRCM

                          Raffle of one airplane

***** Don’t forget Sept 24 Fly. In, Corn roast and Drone photo contest. *******

Oct 27               Paul Gentile              Building Scales planes and pianos

Nov 24              Rubber band plane contest

Dec 15              Xmas Party

2023. Jan-April

Jan 26               Annual General Meeting

Program highlights (tentative, no particular order)

Nicholas  Jacob –  Specifications of an Electric Power System

Nicholas Jacob –  Positioning the Centre of Gravity

Rich Muller – building giant jets

Spruce Goose: Competition for scale airplanes that have flown < 2 times

Show and tell of projects are welcome at every meeting

Ian Brown and Geoff Norman

General Meeting – May 24

Don’t forget the monthly general meeting next Tuesday, May 24, ad St. Matthew Church on Plains Road opposite Skycraft. Meeting gets underway at 7:30 and ends at 9 or so.

We have a special program. Colin Tyrell, who presented his Harvard restoration project at the last meeting before Covid struck (Feb, 2020) has an update. The plane is nearly finished and hopefully will have a maiden this summer. He will be talking about the continuing project