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GOLDEN ERA FLY-IN 2013

Saturday October 5, 2013

The Golden Age and Light Plane Fly In is now history and was a lot of fun for all who attended. We had 16 pilots this year, some with more than one plane.Tropical Storm “Karen” was threatening in the Gulf on Friday and scared some Flyers off. However, the weather was perfect with partly cloudy mixed with sunshine and a high of 89 degrees with a slight breeze out of the east and right down the runway.

I would like to thank all the guys and gals who helped me with the set up, food concession, signs, registration, raffle and teardown. There are also friends you can call on that will always pitch in. Jim Martin did a great job announcing all day long!  I would like to thank the following members who helped: Carroll Jenkins, Jeff Bartell, Martin DeRoy, Kim Martin, Jim Martin, Joe Fast, Mike Cameron, Dick Bob, Andy Novetzke, Steve Sundheimer, Roger Niolet, John Hall, Mike Winter, David Hasler and Jim Holloman. (Sorry if I missed anyone.)

I would like to thank our Web Master Mike Winter for the photos you see on this page to give you a little taste of the variety of planes that flew this year. Since this is a one day only, Saturday Event, a lot of flyers now prefer this arrangement.

Lots of spectators who saw the coverage on the noon show on Channel 7 WWSB came out and bought the great sandwiches made at the Publix Deli. The TV coverage is always the best advertising even though it was also posted on Craig’s List, RC Universe, RC Group, AMA and 14 other “Events in Sarasota” Web sites including the “Ticket” in the Herald Tribune. I also mailed or emailed flyers to last year’s pilots, 45 hobby shops and 25 AMA clubs to post at their flying field.

I gave away a lot of flyers for the Corvin Miller Memorial Scalemaster Qualifier, the Warbirds over Sarasota and the IMAA Swap Meet, along with back issues of model magazines with a SRQ R/C brochure inserted were give out to the spectators. Jim Martin handed out the Balsa Nickel Gliders to the kids that were a big hit!

All the winners of the $100 Visa Card, $50 gift certificate from Gator Hobbies and a $25 gift card from Bone Fish Grill were present at the drawing to receiver their prizes. The pictures of the winners were taken by John Hall.

The Pilot drawing prizes consisted of tools donated by Gator Hobbies at 4832 Clark Road and Troy Built Models at gave each pilot some servo plug safety clips. Both businesses have been very supportive of all our SRQ events.

Look for other upcoming events on this web site and print out the flyer, then stick it on your refrigerator door so you don’t forget and bring a friend or kid to the next event for a day of family fun.

George Jenkins, Contest Director

Raffle award images by John Hall

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First place winner won the $100 Visa card.Second place with the $50 Gift certificate from Gator Hobby. CD George Jenkins (l) and Announcer Jim Martin flank the lucky winner.
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Third place is the $25 Bone Fish Grill Gift certificate.Kim Martin handled the Registration of Pilots
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Jeff Bartell and Carroll Jenkins ran the Runway CafeJim Martin kept everyone informed.
  
Event images by Mike Winter
  

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