Providing introduction flights (AKA buddy box flights)

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Giving non-modelers a chance to control a live R/C airplane is arguably the most popular thing we do at the annual Open House. It’s also fun and rewarding to be a part of the process as an instructor pilot or … Continue reading

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Field Maintenance

Many members know that Chuck Beach has been the guy that takes care of the mowing duties at the field. Chuck has been doing this a LONG time. He was not elected to this position nor was he begged to … Continue reading

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HCH Open House

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The next event on the club schedule is the Open house which will be held on the traditional first Saturday in August (3rd). This is by far the biggest event the club does all year where dozens of visitors come … Continue reading

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Sad News

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I just learned that this morning (Friday, May 24th) That HCH member Wayne Shaw had passed away. This is upsetting news for many members, including myself, because we all got to know Wayne well beyond a shared interest in R/C. … Continue reading

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Member news

Last week I learned that fellow HCH member Rich Haario had passed away in November. I was sad to hear this news because Rich was a super nice guy always willing to talk about R/C or life in general when he came out to the field. Continue reading

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A good deed

While doing a little spring cleaning at the field prep party in April it was quickly decided that the easiest way to deal with the box of returnables from the previous season was to donate them. Those cans were given to the Student Physical Therapist Assistant Club @ Mott Community College.

Just recently had a chance to turn those over to the club and below is thank you letter that was forwarded to me to share with HCH members.

I would like to take this moment to thank you for the donation of the returnables to the MCC Student Physical Therapist Assistant Club. This donation will help our current drive of raising money for the club to attend a Physical Therapy conference in the fall semester.

The pop cans we received from you came to a total of $16.20 This may not seem like much, but every little bit helps. If you know of others willing to donate returnables we would gladly make arrangements to pick them up at any location.  

Thank you again

Adam Mills
President SPTA club


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Visitors/observers at the flying field

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Have you ever visited another flying field as an observer? If so, I’m willing to bet that you’ve had an experience similar to what I’ve had. Here’s the scenario: I’m a sole body standing behind the fence, in the spectator area, … Continue reading

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Snow? Seriously?

So all HCH members wake up the morning of the field prep party, the unofficial opening of the field for the season, to find snow on the ground. The sight of snow is probably the reason for the low turn … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the 2013 flying season

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Flying season is just around the corner, even though it may not seem like it because Mother Nature has other ideas. Believe we’re being punished for the mild winter we had last year. On Saturday April, 20 @ 10:00am club … Continue reading

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What frequency do you use? – Poll

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In the spring of 2003 the club made a major modification to the method of frequency control at the field.  Prior to the change, mishaps caused by frequency conflicts were occurring quite frequently. The instant the new system went into … Continue reading

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