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Remembering Thomas J. Mitchell

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020 in Stories | Comments Off on Remembering Thomas J. Mitchell

Thomas J. Mitchell, a resident of Whitmore Lake, MI, formerly of Dexter, MI, passed away on November 29, 2019 at the age of 78. Tom was the father of Karen (Stephen) Campbell of Pinckney and Kristen Mitchell of Dexter, and loving grandfather to Jack, Sarah, Katie, and Ellie. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Mitchell, parents, Franklin and Mamie (Chatman) Mitchell, brother, Darell Mitchell, and son-in-law, Paul Ogg. Tom was born in Troy, Ohio on August 12, 1941. He married Marilyn Kay Maleski, his high school sweetheart, in...

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Casa Grande RC Flyers Receive Newspaper Recognition

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020 in Clubs in the News, Stories | Comments Off on Casa Grande RC Flyers Receive Newspaper Recognition

The Casa Grande RC Flyers were mentioned twice in their local newspaper recently. The first sections highlighted their upcoming event, which is aiming to benefit Hospice Charitable Fund of Central Arizona. The event is free to the public and you can watch the pilots fly, see what is up for grabs at the swap meet, take a free flying lesson, and see the new track. Lunch will be provided by food vendors and the Pets In Need Action League will be handing out free coffee and pastries. The Hospice Charitable Fund will have several representatives...

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Pigotti R/C Modelers Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Dec 27, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Pigotti R/C Modelers Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Pigotti R/C Modelers recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $100. The club is located in St. Pigotti, AR. The club held their annual Fall Fly-In in October. The event brings in some of the biggest pilots in the area and from all over. The event also brought in a wide variety of RC planes, drones and helicopters. There was no admission charge and the public was encourage to attend and see the wide variety of model planes. The AMA Club Recognition and Reward Program was established to encourage clubs to promote model...

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Lazy Eight RC Club Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Dec 27, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Lazy Eight RC Club Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Lazy Eight RC Club recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $75. The club is located in Johnstown, NY. The club held an event in which they raised money for Warm the Children. At the end of the day, the club was able to had a check for $855 over to the organization so they could provide clothing for children for the winter. The AMA Club Recognition and Reward Program was established to encourage clubs to promote model aviation. The AMA offers clubs cash incentives for positive local media coverage for a public event,...

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Celine Flying Sportman Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Dec 27, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Celine Flying Sportman Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Celine Flying Sportman recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $75. The club is located in Celina, OH. The club held their annual event, A Gathering of Legends, in Celina, OH. The event included warbirds of every size, a foam frenzy, a concession stand and more. People were able to bring their lawnchairs and watch the flight all day as members took-off down the runway. Several planes of different sizes, some up to 50 pounds, were at the event. The AMA Club Recognition and Reward Program was established to encourage...

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