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

Bayview Airpark Update

Special thanks to Doug Pladsen and the City of Burlington for fixing the culvert and road leading to dog park, leveling the damage in the parking lot, and patching the potholes at the entrance with asphalt. It has only taken 3 years or so, but all came together in the past month.

We can also thank Geoff Norman for getting things done, and all the volunteers who contribute and maintain our flying field.

Great work everyone!

Corn Roast Fun Fly – Sep 24

1.Corn Roast Fun Fly has been rescheduled to Saturday 24 September.

2.Hollywood comes to Bayview.

3.Prizes for the best air to air and air to ground still photo’s or short video awarded on the 24.

4.Drone pilots must register for the event to qualify for prizes.

5.This is a FUN FLY so members can fly rc planes helicopters or drones of their choice.

6.Club BBQ’s will be fired up for the event,Friend’s and Family’s are welcome to attend.

As per Ian Brown. Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Top Gun 2022

Top Gun 2022 was held on Saturday, July 16, a glorious summer day with little wind. Figuring out how many people attended is tricky, as it’s a moving target but on a few occasions we counted over 40. And we began the barbeque with 72 wieners and buns and were left with two. Very few people had more than one, so we likely had close to 70 people. Ages ranged from several toddlers to a few octogenarians.

Ian Brown called things to order about 9:00 , and then flying began with running commentary, as well as slightly dubious music, from John Ham. Flying was continuous, and at times we had half a dozen planes on the taxiway lined up for takeoff. Started to look like Pearson on a very bad day. Around noon, we got a bit more formal and put together a static display for all to see.

Then came prizes. The kids were  given foam gliders, Tim Horton cards, and other treats. The award for best flight was unanimous, going to Daniel from the Mississauga club, who flew an EDF slightly larger than a paper dart at speeds that were estimated as greater than 200 km./hr.  Static winner was more contentious, with Pete Foto’s Viper and Cary Adams’ B-2 bomber as finalists. Cary won a beautiful static trophy of a Top Gun F18.

John Ham’s incredible photos are attached to this article. Huge thanks to Ian Brown and the other volunteers who made this a great fun fly day

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