District VIII—Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
power to be restored, or were unable to
travel because of high water.
6608 Beck Dr. NE, Albuquerque NM 87109
Tel.: (505) 823-0158;
As I wrote this, Oklahoma was hit
with yet another set of tornados and
bad weather. Brian Regan, Howard
Chapman, and I planned to go to the
Jumbo Fun-Fly in Guthrie, Oklahoma,
for the weekend of June 1. I got a call
from Bill Holland saying they were
expecting bad weather and convinced
me to call off the trip. I’m glad I listened
Bill provided the following report
about the event:
In May I attended Joe Nall Week
at the Triple Tree Aerodrome in
Woodruff, South Carolina. There
were approximately 1,200 pilots in
attendance, and the site was outstanding.
Everyone needs to go at least once, but
be warned that you will want to go
I spent some time with Craig and
Clint Trowe, which made the trip more
enjoyable. Craig showed me around the
At next year’s event we will fly a
District VIII flag on the main flightline,
and I hope to spend as much time as
possible visiting with district members
along the five flightlines. During the two
days I was there, I must have walked
those flightlines a dozen times.
Cliff Town attended the Buffalo RC
Club’s Spring Fun Fly in Amarillo,
Texas. There were roughly 10 pilots and
some wind on both days, but everyone
had a great time. Cliff gave Making a
Difference awards to Mike and Lori
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I want to introduce two new members
to the District VIII team. First is Brian
Regan who has taken over as the
associate vice president (AVP) in New
Mexico. He will be a great addition.
Brian Regan (L) and Tony Breyen.
Clint Trowe at the sticks, with Craig Trowe
watching. Eric Armantrout helped as a spotter.
Doug Staines sent me the following
report about an event held May 3-5.
Bill Holland presents a $500 check from
members of the Tulsa Glue Dobbers Club. (
L-R): Randall Blackwood, Terry Finger, Bill, and
The Oklahoma Sooner Squadron
hosted its 27th Annual Jumbo Fun-Fly.
This year we had to cancel Saturday’s
activities following a horrible day of
thunderstorms, violent tornados, and
flooding. The club parking lot was more
suited for RC boat racing.
Sunday, however, was a beautiful day
and 25 pilots came out for a day of flying
and fellowship. Many others were home
taking care of storm damage, waiting for
The Temple Aero Modelers put on
an outstanding RC flight demonstration
at the 2013 Central Texas Airshow in
Temple, Texas. Under the leadership
of CD Fred Huber, the crowds were
treated to a night-flight demonstration
on Friday, featuring a LED-lighted Delta
Wing flown by Fred.
Tony Breyen will be the new AVP for
the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the area
from Wichita Falls to Abilene. He has
been flying for many years and, as did
most of us, began when he was young.
Please welcome Tony and Brian and
thank them for their hard work and
dedication to AMA.
The winners from the Jetero Pattern event.
Hope to see you all at the field!
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Pat Wilcox and the Jetero R/C Club
held a Pattern meet with a great turnout.
There were 25 contestants who flew
three rounds on Saturday. Later that
night, thunderstorms with heavy rain
and wind hit the area, forcing the
organizers to cancel the last round
scheduled for Sunday.
Associate Vice Presidents: Tony Breyen, Wichita Falls TX; (940) 733-2803; Bill Holland, Edmond OK; (405) 562-1327; Jim D Marshall, Alton TX; (956) 984-9474; Jon Martin,
Rayne LA; (337) 783-2759; Jack Matlock, Live Oak TX; (210) 413-4846; Brian Regan, Albuquerque NM; (505) 872-2661; firstname.lastname@example.org; Randy Ritch, Magnolia TX;
(281) 701-3121; Bobby Smith, White Oak TX; (903) 759-1905; email@example.com; Doug Staines, Belton TX; (254) 780-3512; Ron Stanfield, Maumelle AR; (501) 851-1697; Cliff
Town, Dumas TX; (806) 935-3063; firstname.lastname@example.org; Pat Willcox, Kingwood TX; (281) 358-1750. Frequency Coordinator: Gene Kent, Tomball TX; (281) 255-4805. AVP
for Safety: Jim Rice, San Antonio TX; (210) 657-6604; email@example.com. RC Contest Coordinator: Douglas E. Powell, Wichita Falls TX; (940) 691-8348; chief2@
sbcglobal.net. CL/FF Contest Coordinator: Bill Lee, Chandler TX; (903) 852-5599; Bill@wrlee.com. AMA Display Coordinator: David Johns, Deer Park TX; (281) 476-4820.
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