IAC 52 2005 News
IAC 52 2005 News
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First Annual Blue Bowl Aerobatic Event!
Chapter 52 is planning to wrap up the Northeast aerobatic season in
style, with the 1st Annual Blue Bowl Aerobatic Event! It will be held on Saturday November 19th, at Cold Spring Airport,
Honesdale, PA. The Blue Bowl is not an official IAC
contest, with all those formal rules and judging criteria. It's just a last
chance, before the snow flies, to get together and have some flying fun! Get
all the details at the Blue Bowl page.
2005 Kathy Jaffe Challenge Results
Though we had some weather issues (rain, lightning, HEAT) to contend
with, we still had a great contest! Have a look at a contest report, with the
complete results of the 2005 Kathy Jaffe Challenge, HERE. Photos will follow eventually.
We have loads of
photos in our online photo gallery, and more being posted all the time. Check
out the Chapter 52 Photo Gallery!
Busy Weekend Coming Up for Chapter 52
Saturday, July 2-
The annual Morris County Firemans parade is just around the corner. Chapter
members have been wowing the crowds for the past 5 years with a flyby over
the parade route. Last year, our photo made the front page of the local
paper! The time is around 1:00 on Saturday. The deal is: Free Gas and Free
food. Stephen Seidel filled up twice last year. (gas,not food) Sortie departs
from Andover-Aeroflex (12N). Come and get carrier qualified at the same time.
Lots of new Chapter airplanes- here's your chance to show 'em
Sunday, July 3-
Doug Lovell took a bunch of pictures of the Cold Spring Airport on a "recon
mission" last week Check 'em out atCold Spring Recon'.
Let's get started at 12:00 noon. Be advised that there is not much available
at this field in the way of services- so bring your own drinks and snacks if
you want 'em. Also, since this is a private airport, with no FAA-assigned
CTAF, I recommend that all pilots use the "default" MULTICOM frequency of
122.9 to self-announce in the pattern. On the question of fuel... We should
have some fuel availability. I recommend that, since it'll be the airport
owner's neighbor coming over to help us out with fuel, we figure on people
fueling once after arrival, and once later in the afternoon around departure
time. That way, we will not be asking the owner's neighbor to hang around all
Finally, please note that the local FAA FSDO may have a representative out to
say hello. The FSDO is a good supporter of aerobatics, and we want to make it
easy for them to continue to support us by being on our best behavior!
If you are planning on coming out on Sunday, please drop me a line and let me know.
Tom Parsons, IAC 52 Prez
It’s a Chapter practice day! No, I am not kidding. We have
been invited to come and practice at the private Cold Spring airport. There's
a waivered box at the airport, and the owner has graciously agreed to open
the box for us. Cold Spring Airport, 7PA3 on your sectional, is a 4000' paved
private strip 22 nm west of Sullivan County. More info about the airport can
be found here: http://www.airnav.com/airport/7PA3.
We are only asked to look carefully at the waiver before signing, and include
your name, pilot cert #, and insurance company name when you sign (the owner
would like everybody who flies in the box to have liability insurance- if you
fly at contests, you've probably got it already). Also, please be sure to
obey the low altitude limit of the box!
Come on out- attend one or both of these events, and turn some dead dinosaurs
into fun. See you there!
Chapter Meeting at the
Lots of Chapter 52
members made an appearance at the Flying W on June 18th. On relatively short
notice, many of the hardcore members, and a number of new and re-invigorated
members, came to the W for a contest planning meeting (have a look at an
album of pictures taken by Doug Lovell at the
meeting). Many members stepped up to volunteer for
contest jobs, but don't dispair if you couldn't make it- there are still a
couple of open volunteer slots to fill! We could use one or more people to
act as starters, and we still need a volunteer to run the computer scoring
Thanks to the efforts of Newsletter Editor and
unofficial Chapter Photographer Doug Lovell, we have writeups of the action
at both the Orange 2005 and
Maytown 2005 contests. Yes, folks, the
contest season is in full swing! Read the recaps, look at all the pictures of
people having fun at contests, and come out to the next one!
We have tentatively
scheduled the Kathy Jaffe Challenge for Thursday, August 4 through Sunday,
August 7. The contest will be held at Flying W Airport/Resort (N14) in
Lumberton, NJ. Practice and registration will be on Thursday, with contest
flying on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Also, there will be a practice day, with the aerobatic box
open, on Saturday, July 16. This will be our chance to get used to operating
at Flying W, see whether the box placement works, and get a handle on any
This schedule is tentative only because we are awaiting
final approval by the FAA of the contest waiver. We expect no problems (knock
This is a really fantastic facility! Be advised, though,
that while there is a hotel on the field, they are limited in capacity. I
believe there are only about 20 rooms in the whole place. Room rate for us
will be $81/night- that includes a 10% discount for contest
There will be a full-pagge announcement on the Web site
soon, but I wanted to get this out ASAP. Now we can look forward to having a
A Message From Ron
Now that the elections are
over, I think that we should recognize the great job that Alex Belov did as
our president. He took over the reins of the chapter after Kathy Jaffe died
and managed to hold the chapter together. He was the newsletter editor,
webmaster and our chief volunteer. It's largely due to his efforts that our
chapter survived. He and Ron Chadwick managed to pull off a contest that
first year- a Herculean task- and it was one of the best contests our chapter
ever hosted! He organized our meetings and sometimes was the only one who
showed up! On top of that, Alex has become a formidible force in aerobatic
competitions, both regionally and nationally. Good job, Alex! (Editor's Note:
Stephen Seidel also did a great job as Chapter president before Alex's
Chapter Officer Election
Here are the results of
the just-concluded elections for Chapter 52 officers-
Tom Parsons- 11 votes (elected)
Ron Chadwick- 11 votes (elected)
Deanna Willson- 11 votes (elected)
John Nafziger- 5 votes
Dennis Thompson- 7 votes (elected)
Alex Belov- 9 votes (elected)
Chris Getz- 6 votes
Miriam Levin- 9 votes (elected)
Ron Saglimbene- 12 votes (elected)
Dennis Thompson- 6 votes
To those who were elected- congratulations! To
everyone who was nominated- thank you for your willingness to serve. We still
need your help, as well as the help of others who are yet to step forward, to
help our Chapter grow and prosper.
A Message From Incoming Chapter President Tom
First, I want to echo
what Ron Sag said about Alex Belov's contribution as Chapter President. His
leadership and energy have set an example for me to follow!
Our Chapter is already known for putting on the absolute best contest in the
Northeast: The Kathy Jaffe Challenge. It's my hope that we can also become
known as a Chapter with success in achieving the following
Each of these goals is critical to our
future as a Chapter, as well as the future of our sport. With the enthusiasm
and participation of our membership, I'm sure we can meet them. Thanks for
giving me the chance to be your Chapter President!
Improved and more regular member
Frequent Chapter-organized opportunities to meet and
Cordial relations with the aviation community, as well
as the wider community over which we fly
Active new member recruitment
Incoming Chapter 52
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