CCRC Picnic & Fly-In

After concerns about the weather and the wind were alleviated, the CCRC Picnic and Fly-In took place as scheduled on Saturday, June 17, 2023.

The day was bright and sunny with winds at 15, gusting to 25 MPH. Gusting winds didn’t stop some of our braver and more experienced from doing some phenomenal flying. Dan Bush and Al Baswaldo impressed everyone with their incredible helicopter flying. They made it look like there was no wind at all. The fixed wing guys managed to do some great flying, but the foamies did fall prey to some of the gusts putting them in the field behind the flight line.

In addition to the challenge of flying in the wind pilots, there was the self-imposed challenge by the balloon busting events and limbo. This was a new thing for CCRC. A number of the participating planes are now on the repair bench…need I say more! Such events as the balloon busting and limbo server to add fun and challenges to flying while honing flying skills. Many thanks to Bob Anguolo for not only the idea but making the props necessary for such and activity. We need to do more of this.

Aside from flying, the comradery was great. We saw people who we have not seen for some time. The food was out of this world. Alec did the grilling and frankly he is a master at it. A thank you to Alec for quarterbacking the entire event and to Tony for providing the grill. And, a big thank you to all who participated in pulling this together. Truly, many hands make light work.

Tony trying his hand at precision flying and busting balloons.
Alec getting the barbeque ready for some good eating.