Club Officers 2017

Jake Chichilitti, President

This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it My name is jake Chichilitti and I am the newly minted President of the Wine Country Flyers. I have never been president of anything before this. Wish me luck and I'll try to do a good job. Here is a bit of my background. I have been building models of one sort or another since the mid fifties or there abouts. I'll continue to build and fly until I can't anymore. Call me a "lifer". I'm looking forward to seeing all of you at or monthly meetings and at our flying field.
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Blaine "Buzz" Russell

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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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Eric Kirby, Secretary

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Paul Gibson, Treasurer

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Mike Newman, Safety Officer

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Board Members

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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Doug Moore

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Bill Van Aslan

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Adam Clement

This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it 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?
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