Maidenfest was a huge success!

At one point I counted 22 car in the parking lot.

A tremendous thanks to:

Ian Brown and Barry Parkinson, who looked after organization and food/drink

Don Irvine who lined up expert pilots and made sure things ran smoothly at the flight line

Ken Sisler and his crew who had the field trimmed like a golf course.

The many expert fliers who contributed their time and expertise to get the maidens to happen.

And the gods who arranged a picture-perfect day for the event


Geoff

Bayview Airpark – Spring Update

Ken Sisler and Ross Gosling are getting the lawn mowers tuned up. They are looking for helpers doing trimming around the benches, stands, etc. So, come spring,  if you have the time, get in touch with Ken. Just once a month for a couple of hours.

The grounds are really wet, so the access gate will be closed until the field dries up. An unauthorized vehicle snuck in and left deep tracks on our grass runway. We will try to fix it when the weather improves and we can properly roll the field. Note the barrels collecting water to fill the roller.

You might notice the dish connected to the clubhouse. Our board, lead by Geoff, chose Skychoice as our new internet provider. Now that it is working, the weather data has been restored, along with our webcam. Peter and I are working on more cameras and fob access to the clubhouse.

Bill Ayre and Ken Sisler have repaired the flagpole and installed a new windsock.

Lastly, if you notice the lines around the clubhouse, talk to Joe Fazzari about his plans.

Great work guys!

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President’s Message – March 15

Greetings BRCM fliers.

The end of the long cold winter is in view, as temperature occasionally breaks into the teens. I was at the field a few days ago and some folks were flying. It almost felt like May.

And as of next week, we will resume more or less normal activities for the first time in over two years.

On Tuesday, March 22, we will have our first general meeting, at St. Mathew church, 126 Plains Road W. at 7:30. As well as a brief business meeting, Doug Matthews will do a presentation on field safety, He will review existing rules, as well as the new MAAC reporting rules, and address any questions you may have. WE WILL ALSO HAVE A SHOW AND TELL. PLEASE BRING YOUR WINTER PROJECTS TO SHOW OFF.

(Nicholas Jacobs was supposed to speak, but he has been under the weather with Covid for a couple of weeks.)

Looking ahead, we will have general meetings at St. Matthew monthly: April 19 and May 22.

Looking ahead to summer, our first summer event will be Maidenfest on the May 19 weekend, where we will have some expert fliers on hand to help you tune up and maiden your new creations.

I am also pleased to report that the weather station is now up and running after a long silence, thanks to the efforts of Dwayne Baldwin and Bill Ayre. And if you have not noticed, the spring 2022 edition of Skywords is accessible from the Webpage, Thanks to Joe Fazzari for the literary contributions.

If you’re contemplating how to spend the lazy hazy days of summer, one possibility is to assist Ken Sisler and Ross Gosling. They can be reached at bayview@brcm.org

That’s all for now

Geoff

p.s. In future, I plan to put any messages on the web page so keep your eyes peeled.