Desert Warbirds Update
Everything is looking good for an epic 11th Annual Desert Warbirds event!! The weather looks near-perfect: Sunny all day. A brisk 36 degrees at sunrise, but warming nicely into the mid- to upper-60s by midday. Winds look to be light, and down the runway. Gather up your friends and come out for what should be a great fun fly!
11th Annual DESERT WARBIRDS Coming Up!
The next event in our 2022-23 season is the 11th Annual Desert Warbirds, January 21-22, 2023! This event brings together all of us who love warbirds, from World War I flyers through today’s modern jets, plus we include Golden Age aircraft! All warbirds/Golden Age planes are welcome, from foamies to giant scale aircraft, including turbine jets (with waiver). The pilot registration fee of only $30 includes a coveted Desert Warbirds t-shirt and a chance at winning one of our 7 beautiful award plaques! And most importantly, it helps support our club, as well as our commitment to help our wounded veterans through our donations to the Wounded Warriors Project and RAW (Rebuilding America’s Warriors).
So pack up your warbirds or Golden Age aircraft and come out for some great fun and fellowship!
Check Out the New Propwash Newsletter!
Bob Husar has stepped up to take over as editor of the Propwash Newsletter and is doing an awesome job! Click the link below to view his latest great work, Volume 1 No. 2 of Bob’s run as editor. We thank George Krueger for the many great issues of Propwash that he produced, which are available for your enjoyment under the “Articles and Media” tab.
October Twilight Fly and Potluck
The club’s October Twilight Fly and Potluck was a great success. With near perfect weather, and a beautiful full moon for illumination, approximately 25 club members and guests enjoyed a delicious potluck buffet and some great twilight flying. Mother Nature even cooperated with perfectly positioned clouds keeping the late afternoon sun out of our eyes, while adding a nice dramatic backdrop for viewing the airplanes! Thanks to all who participated and brought out such great food!
David Ginsberg flies his P-39 Airacobra into the sunset!
Alan Williamson’s 737/C-40 (Air Force 2) does a fly by.
Dan Metz and Tim Dobrowolski sample the fare at the buffet!
The after dinner spectators enjoy great flying as the moon rises over the shades.
OUR AIRFIELD TURNS 20!
The past Memorial Day weekend, our field celebrated 20 years of great flying at our current location! Despite windy weather a number of our members, including several founding members, came out to enjoy each other’s company and reminisce about the early days of our field and the great contributions by those founding members to produce the outstanding field we enjoy today. The celebration was capped off with free food and drinks.
Palm Springs Air Museum Family Day
Once again, the Palm Springs Air Museum asked the CVRC Club to participate in their Family Day over the July 4th holiday weekend. Several members of the club were on hand at the Palm Springs Air Museum for Family Day, July 2, 2022, to introduce the public to RC flight and our club, along with building balsa gliders, and lessons on the RealFlight flight simulator. The kids, and the club members, had a great time building balsa gliders and testing their skills in the distance competitions that were held several times during the day-long event.
900' Dawn to Dusk; 2000' with Notification
After years of hard work and negotiations with the FAA culminating in a 4-day-long “Safety Risk Mitigation (SRM)” meeting, we finally have an official Letter of Agreement with the FAA and the Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Control (SoCal TRACON) granting our airfield a 900’ altitude limit dawn to dusk every day, and a 2000’ altitude limit with 24 hr notice to the FAA and SoCal TRACON. Our club is one of only a handful of RC airfields in the US to receive such an exception.
89452 54th Ave., Thermal, CA
Eastbound on I-10
Turn off on 86 S expressway. Turn left at 52nd Ave., turn right on Fillmore St., turn left on 54th Ave., go past Pierce St. to field entrance.
Westbound on I-10
Exit I-10 at Dillon Rd. left. Proceed to 86 S expressway South. Turn left at 52nd Ave., turn right on Fillmore St., turn left on 54th Ave., go past Pierce St. to field entrance.
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