District II—New Jersey, New York, Europe
4242 Amanda Ln., Schenectady NY 12303
Tel.: (518) 356-2057; www.amadistrict-ii.org
Western New York is a busy area for
modelers. Associate Vice President Bill
Hauth reported that more than 100
pilots and many visitors enjoyed indoor
flying at the Erie County Fairgrounds last
Bill reported that “… visiting kids and
Scouts love the planes, and parents thank
modelers for spending time educating
their children.” Revenue from the flying
sessions was used to buy Christmas toys
for Buffalo Children’s Hospital, helping
families burdened with medical bills or
parents staying at the hospital with their
children. What a great way to give back
to the community!
Jack Graham explains turbines to spectators at the Pine Hill Jet Rally.
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breezy for late May, jet pilots braved the
skies for local air show fans. Look for this
rally to grow in years to come!
finished fourth in Masters Class.
It is with deep sadness that I
acknowledge the loss of George and
Kathy Weed, tragically lost in an
automobile accident this past spring.
George and his supportive wife, Kathy,
were noted participants in western New
York modeling events.
In the couple’s honor, the Canandaigua
Sky Chiefs has renamed its Pattern event
the George and Kathy Weed Memorial
Pattern Contest. Our thoughts are with
the Weed’s children, family, and friends.
Club building suggestion: Clubs
frequently ask how to improve
attendance at events. Although a good
flying site, food, parking, publicity, event
posters, and similar items are important,
the secret to boosting attendance is
Clubs that participate in other clubs’
events are more successful when asking
other clubs to attend their events.
Support your fellow modelers!
Leader Members Al Westerman (RC Pulsers),
John Kinkle (RC Aircrafters), and Dave Savini (the
Flying Knights) at the Erie County Fairgrounds.
My hat is again off to District II’s
Dave Wigley, for his first-place finish
in Masters Class at Top Gun 2013.
Dave also won the Masters High Static
Award, Best Military, and Excellence
in Engineering. Congratulations also to
District II master builder, designer, and
model supplier Roy Vaillancourt, who
Remember, it’s not about what we fly,
it’s about the people and the friends we
It was my pleasure to attend the first
Pine Hill Jet Rally in Albion, New York,
west of Rochester, May 25-26, 2013.
The event featured a long, paved runway,
a huge overfly area, professional food
vendors, and a friendly atmosphere.
CD Robert Engle hosted modelers
from several districts as well as Canada!
Although the weather was cool and
Don’t forget the District II Fun-Fly,
August 24-25, at Trinca Airport in
Andover, New Jersey. It is easy to get
to from anywhere. All aircraft types
are welcome, and pilots’ lunches are
compliments of District II! Check out the
event on the AMA Contest Calendar.
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Dave Wigley and his Top Gun-winning Beaufighter. (Lou Centrangelo photo via Gerry Yarish.)
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com; Jon Gerber, Staten Island N Y; (718) 984-5013; firstname.lastname@example.org. Frank Granelli, Rocka way NJ; (973) 625-4995; email@example.com; Bill Hauth, Hamburg N Y; (716)649-8582;
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(856) 491-8481; firstname.lastname@example.org; Peter Seiffert, Bald winsville N Y; (315) 635-6370; email@example.com; Leonard Max Smart, Morrisonville N Y; (518) 563-6878; hotrodsbymax@
charter.net; Alexander Szemere, Kendall Park NJ; (732) 821-5641; firstname.lastname@example.org. CL/FF Coordinator/AVP: David King, (732) 672-1783; email@example.com. RC Contest
Coordinator/AVP: Jim Goodemote, Allegany N Y; (716) 372-1137; firstname.lastname@example.org. Safety Coordinator/AVP: Al Kanser, Ne w Lisbon N Y; (607) 293-7974; email@example.com.
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