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Club Officers 2019

Guy Nicholas, President

I started flying RC airplanes when he was 14 under the tutelage of Hap Miller (owner of Miller RC products). Back then I flew with Kraft 3 channel radio with the, 'brick' receiver, which consisted of the receiver and two servos. My first aircraft was a 100" glider. That turned out to be a little under stimulating to my teenage mind so I quickly moved to powered, 'go fast' airplanes. When I moved out to go to college I had to give up the hobby. Many years later, I tried my hand at Hang Gliding, but after a few lessons and a low altitude stall...well, I thought perhaps this wasn't for me. Shortly thereafter the wife and I were visiting the local RC field and I saw a helicopter doing flips right off the ground! My wife said, 'Hey, why don't you get back into this and give up on those damn Hang Gliders'. I took her advice. Our club is mostly infiltrated with JR people, so when I decided to move up from my 8 channel JR POC, I bought a Futaba 9Z! It did everything...and then some. 13 point pitch curves allowed for a lot of control, but man, do I really have to enter ALL of them!?!? Then came God's gift to radios, the 14MZ! It does everything and is far easier and more intuitive to program. By day I am a software engineer for Adobe, and I currently work on PhotoshopExpress, check it out at http://photoshop.com. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Blaine "Buzz" Russell, Vice-President

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I first started flying when I was 7-8 with rubber band models first, I then moved on to U-Control models. I got into Free flight for a brief time. With two planes lost I was done with that part of the hobby. My Dad played a key role in teaching me the art of model building over to years, he was a pilot and owned a plane that was nicer than our car. That really sparked a lot of good memories and the love of flying. I started flying R/C in 1968 and never looked back, a Goldberg Sr. Falcon was my first plane. In the 70's did a little Quarter Midget racing. I joined The Redwood Modelers in the 70's , was club President, VP, and News Letter editor.

I enjoy building kits and scratch building when I have the time, No ARF's then. Since retiring I have just enjoyed boring holes in the sky and flying for fun. I also love to build scale boats as well. Salmon fishing takes me to Alaska and out our coast in the summer months to get my head out of the clouds.

I have been a member of AMA (974) for almost 50 years and hold a Leader Member and Contest Director card.

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Chris Bailey, Secretary

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Paul Gibson, Treasurer

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Bilal Maqsood, Safety Officer

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Board Members

Adam Clement

Adam started RC when he was just a wee lad. His main interests back then were cars and trucks. He did that until he was about 18. Things slowed down due to having real responsibilities- a job, rent, car payments. When you’re young you’re broke- at least I was. At 26 Adam got back in to RC, mainly off-road trucks and some cars. At about 30 he purchased some model rockets for his nephew and was heavy into rocketry for the next few years (launching a large G size rocket is a blast!). When Adam was about 34 Steve Cole opened Awesome Hobbies just two blocks from his house. He was pounding on the door asking to help before Steve had a chance to open. About a year later Adam tried flying with Karlo from the shop- that was all she wrote. He’s been addicted to RC planes ever since. His main interests are aerobatics and racing but he’ll fly just about anything. With about 30 planes in the hanger maintenance takes a bunch of time- but that's half the fun right? This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Merle McGregor

My love for aviation started like lot of other guys, when I was about 12 years old. My first plane was a cox P-40 control line. I was hooked, I built lots of free flight, rubber powered and control line models. Radio control in the 60s was only for the rich. Airplanes were in my blood, so I wanted a career in aviation. I did achieve a private pilots license in 1967 while in the air force, but the career in aviation didn't happen. I've been enjoying radio control since 1988, starting with sailplanes progressed into nitro. I just can't seem to get enough of RC flying! This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Bill Van Aslan

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Steve Koll

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Erik Bergesen

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