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1st 2014 Fun Fun, Sat. Feb 1st
Sunday, 19 January 2014
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Fun fly 2013
In Memoriam Charlie Cox, 1938-2013
Wednesday, 25 December 2013

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Charlie Cox passed on Friday, December 20, 2013. I have since learned that Charlie had a heart condition for the past 20 years and that is what took him. Charlie and his wife, Dorothy, were at the Christmas Party just two weeks ago having a great time together and now, suddenly, he is gone.

Charlie was an old school modeler and flyer with one of the lowest AMA numbers in Wine Country Flyers. Charlie once showed me a picture of him and his son performing a controline combat demo in Candlestick Park back in the sixties. Charlie was an active member of WAM (Western Area Modelers), I think he told me that he had some national awards for control line combat. He was that good.

When we moved our field to Trentadue in 2008 Charlie was there with his backhoe tractor helping us move and place the Astro Turf runway. He was just a “can do” kind of guy that you could count on to help when we needed it.

Charlie had nitro in his blood and loved 2 cycle motors but he also had experience with DynaJet motors and brought one to a meeting for “Show and Tell” recently where most guys had never heard of them. On the subject of electric flight, Charlie commented that, “I like to HEAR my airplanes”. OK, I understand that. Charlie was a traditionalist modeler for sure. I can’t remember many meetings that Charlie wasn’t there, usually with his good buddy Bill Van Asdlan and more recently chowing down on pizza at Round Table.

We were all “Modeling Buddies” to Charlie and we’ll all miss him that’s for sure.

A service to celebrate Charlie's life will be held Saturday January 11th, 1pm to 4pm in the Finley Community Center, Santa Rosa.

Phil Leech
Red Jensen's Invictus goes global
Saturday, 07 December 2013

WCF member emeritus Red Jensen has another global hit with the Invictus EF-1 racer from Hobby King. Invictus is one of several EF-1 designs by Red and this Hobby King manufactured rendition looks clean and fast! It's an ideal machine for the 2014 WCF EF-1 racing season, find all the details on 2014 Pylon racing on the forum pages.

2013 Pylon Racing Final Standings
Monday, 25 November 2013

Report by Tony McDonald; video Jon Stychno

The weather turned out to be beautiful for the Wine Country Flyers last pylon event of 2013! Ten pilots took part of the championship finale. Brian Young, Wylie Walters, John Reade, Ben Mackles, Phil Leech, Jake Boatman, Jon Stychno, Steve Cole, Jacob McDonald, and Tony McDonald.

T-28/Corsair class

  • 2013 Champion Brian Young
  • 2nd place Wylie Walters
  • 3rd place Paul Kohlmann

Reno 450 Class

  • 2013 Champion Steve Cole
  • 2nd place Brian Young
  • 3rd place Tony McDonald

Dogfighter class

  • 2013 Champion Jon Stychno
  • 2nd place Brian Young
  • 3rd place Ben Mackles

EF-1 class

  • 2013 Champion Steve Cole
  • 2nd place Jon Stychno
  • 3rd place Jacob McDonald
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