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Mandeville, webmaster Steve McNally,
Lee Woodworth, who was responsible
for on-site construction projects, and
The club’s website has R/C Flight
Deck’s event calendar, and a list of the
club’s seasonal events and activities that
you may want to consider attending.
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138 Model Aviation AUGUS T 2013
The Wingbusters Model Airplane Club
of Halifax, Massachusetts, held a Multi-Club Fun Fly on Sunday, June 2, 2013.
Club president Cecil Horton invited
me to attend this event that focuses on
bringing members from nearby clubs
together for a day of fun, flying, and
I hadn’t been to the club’s flying
site for quite some time, so I left early
enough to arrive at 8 a.m. so I could tour
the facility and see all the wonderful
additions and improvements.
Two abandoned structures—each
about the size of a garage—were rebuilt
for club use. The one pictured with
this column was converted into a neat
clubhouse with work tables. A generator
and air-conditioning provide a perfect
place for repairing model aircraft,
conducting small meetings, and holding
training classes for new members.
The second structure housed the
site maintenance equipment which
accounted for the pristine condition of
the club’s grass runway and pit area. In
the photo of Bob Hammond you can see
the benches that pilots can either stand
behind or sit down on to fly.
During the pilots’ meeting, I spoke
to the attendees and updated them
on FAA, government, and state issues
that AMA is addressing to protect
model aviation activities from onerous
The pilots and guests had a great time
with open flying of all types of aircraft, as
well as a CL F2D Combat competition,
which took place in a designated area.
Much of what this club accomplishes
would not be possible without the
leadership of Cecil Horton, CD Bob
Wingbusters Multi-Club Fun Fly team included (L-R) Cecil Horton, president; Brad Kaye,
announcer; Bob Mandeville, CD. On the right is John Glezellis, world-class aerobatics champion.
Lee Woodworth flew his Scale Hangar 9 Super Cub
with the flying farmer onboard.
John Holcomb had fun flying his sport
Winners of the F2D Combat competition.
Bob Hammond flew his Super Decathlon.
Steve McNally flew his Align T-Rex 600.
This is the Wingbusters’ flying site clubhouse.
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