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Cape Coral R/Sea Hawks: On a
Mission of Excellence
On November 16, 2012, Trafalgar
Elementary School in Cape Coral,
Florida, held its annual theme day, On
a Mission of Excellence, focused on
flight and space travel.
The Cape Coral R/Sea Hawks club
was invited to do a presentation and a
limited flight demonstration for more
than 800 students. Included in the
flight demonstration were several park
flyers and a UAV hexacopter fitted
with a Cannon camera DSLR and GPS
locator. Static displays included several
3-D and glider airplanes along with a
While the park fliers flew for the
kids, a narrator explained the theory
of flight and what each airplane was
doing during the flight. The children
and teachers were instructed on how
the aircraft controls worked and the
photos framed and Ed Gamils, club
president, along with a few of the
participating club members, presented
the photos to Ann Fainer, the school
The Academy recently
welcomed Life Members Treven
C. Baker, Santa Cruz CA; Harry
E. Deboer, York PA; Michael
Coffield, Houston TX; Robert T.
Ross, Lexington Park MD; Don R.
Barnard, Lincoln NE; and Danny
C. Gunawan, Granada Hills CA.
For information about
becoming a Life Member, contact
AMA Headquarters at (800) 435-
—AMA Membership Department
AMA Thanks Its
National Model Aviation Day
There is still time for your club to
join AMA and clubs across the country
Aviation Day on
August 17, 2013.
The event was
and promote the
will help support
a group with a
mission to raise
enlist the public’s aid for the needs
of injured service members and their
Clubs can register to participate
in National Model Aviation Day
by visiting www.modelaircraft.
results of stick movement.
While the presentation was
taking place, Bob Gossen piloted his
hexacopter to an altitude of 300 feet
and took some stunning photos. The
club elected to have some of these
Registered clubs can share ideas
for fundraising, generating media
exposure, and attracting spectators.
AUGUST 2013 www.ModelAviation.com