The 4th annual Cape Electric Fun Fly is in the books. A HUGE thanks goes to the incredible team of volunteers who pulled this off. The show attracted 39 regular and very active flyers and between 60 and 80 aircraft. At least 60% of the flyers were from other clubs — perhaps due to the exceptional help from Jamie at Heads Up RC who blanketed social media with our flyer. I met and chatted with at least 7 new members (or folks that will be). The weather could not have been any more favorable. Financially, the final numbers aren’t in yet, but we covered all our expenses and put a few dollars in the bank. The Veterans Day Fun Fly (all military craft of all power types) is the next one being planned. The current suggested date is 11/8, so let’s begin looking forward to that. Finally, thanks to all the enthusiasts who attended and to all those who worked and worked yet still had a ball.
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THIRD ANNUAL MARCH 31, 2018
R/SEA HAWKS PARK 1030 NW 28th St,
The 2018 (3rd Annual) Cape Electric Fun Fly (C.E.F.F.) is in the books as a huge success (60 Pilots registered and flying). This is not because of us but because of all the volunteers who helped on the flight line, in the pits, on the food and behind the camera (some photos above), plus the support of the board and officers.
Almost every time we checked we had 4 flying and a couple more in line. At the 2016 event we had 35 pilots. Last year’s total was 47 — and this year was 60 (22% increase from last year).
The weather was a factor with the threat of rain. This added some tension with dark clouds and then blue sky.
Special thanks must go to the vendors for their support with prizes for the registered pilots’ drawing. Two vendors set up with show specials and we thank K&K hobby from Port Charlotte for their donation of T-shirts and an ARF electric kit. Also Heads up RC from Ocala who had motors, ESC’s and many unique items. They donated a mini-bipe ARF with motor, ESC & servos etc. They also did a great job in supporting us with our flyer on their blog and Face Book (thank you Jodi). Skyshark Hobby (right here in Cape Coral) donated a raffle plane, an ARF powered glider built and ready to fly. Thanks to Mike and Angie. Many other suppliers came thru to include Balsa USA, AMA, Bob Smith (CA glue), Tower Hobby and Sig.
In closing, many thanks to all for the great showing and the enthusiastic energy put into the event.
Joe Dolliver & Jim McCormack
Proud CDs for the 2018 Cape Electric Fun Fly
February 27, 2018
The R/SeaHawks RC Club honored their oldest Member upon returning to the Air Field after a brief but serious illness. Sid was greeted by fellow members on Tuesday morning (2-27-18) for a pre-birthday gathering and celebration of his upcoming 95 birthday (Saturday 3-3-18). Sid and friends were reliving his many years of flying beginning with AT-6, B-17, B-29 and P-51 war birds. Flying General Aviation aircraft until his 70’s and then model radio controlled aircraft from that time until now. He plans to continue flying RC aircraft in the future!
The article starts out:
“Some of us never seem to grow up. Building a model airplane as a youngster isn’t enough. Having to put away childish toys just doesn’t feel right. Some of us refuse to grow up. But those would all be considered positive traits if you are one of them.” Read more
Twenty volunteers showed up in horrible weather to move dirt and fix the edges of our runway on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. They all did a great job and are obviously great and caring members of our Club. Thanks to them and to Dave King who organized it and also provided the donuts to keep people sustained.
Please forward your thanks to CD John Gorla and Asst. CD Randy Butz for putting on a great show in War Birds Over Paradise on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Many thanks to the pilots who participated. Thanks also to Alan Affortit who kept everyone satiated with delicious burgers. We managed to make enough to be able to donate $150.00 to the Cape Coral War Museum on the Club’s behalf. Well done everyone.
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Update: August 11, 2017:
The runway resurfacing and striping is complete!
Update: August 8, 2017:
The City have just informed me that the striping contractor is running a little behind because of the rain. They are not sure that they will be able to get to striping our runway today or not. If it is not done today it will be done tomorrow morning.
The paint takes about one hour to dry so hopefully we can get back in the air tomorrow afternoon. Please use common sense and if you find people working on the runway tomorrow, please give them time to finish the job.
Update: August 5, 2017:
The runway is being paved! August 5.
Update: July 24, 2017: The runway resurfacing will begin Tuesday, July 25 and will continue approximately 12 days.
The Seahawk Air Park runway will be taken up and re-done starting July 25, 2017 will close the runway for approximately 12 days.. The field will be closed while the work is being done. I will give you more specific dates and details as they become available. I trust that the new runway will be in pristine condition when finished.
Members can view progress using field cameras #1 and #2. See your email for instructions.
R/Seahawks Club President
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SECOND ANNUAL APRIL 1, 2017
R/SEA HAWKS PARK 1030 NW 28th St,
The 2017 (2nd Annual) Cape Elec Fun Fly (C.E.F.F.) is in the books as a huge success (probably an understatement). This is not because of us but because of all the volunteers who helped on the flight line, in the pits, on the grill and behind the camera (some photos above), plus the support of the board and officers.
Almost every time we checked we had 4 flying and a couple more in line. The T28 Gaggle was fun but the Combat Event seemed to excite the crowd the most. How we can have 7 airplanes in the air in close proximity and not hit a one is amazing – and appreciated. At the 2016 event we had 35 pilots. This year’s total was 47 — that’s an increase of 35%.
The weather was a big plus with a gentle wind almost down the runway – which certainly helped everyone have a ball. Special thanks must go to Mick, the owner of Paradise Hobbies for his support with the gift card for the registered pilots’ drawing and the addition of their banner to our flight line.
Our next planned event will be a duplicate of last year’s Military/Veteran’s day fun fly on November 11 (the actual Veteran’s Day). In closing, many thanks to all for the great showing and the enthusiastic energy put into the event.
Joe Dolliver & Jim McCormack
Proud CDs for the 2017 Cape Electric Fun Fly