Fritz field is open and fully operational
after road damage from the floods of April was repaired.
Both the Glider AND Power sites are available for full use.
flight is permitted from 8:00 a.m.
to sunset daily with electric and gliders welcome to fly at any time.
Visitors are welcomed and encouraged.
If the gate is open then come on
in and enjoy. As a reminder, the last member leaving please close and
lock the gate.
Congratulations to our new President
Charles (C.J.) McMahan
We'd also like to say thank you to our outgoing President
Rick Hogue, Bob Yearty for staying on as Secretary,
and all of the other officers and people who volunteer their time
and resources to help keep the club going.
We're all looking forward to the coming year
Field is Open for limited use
North field is accessed by walking only
from the bridge. South Field has modified usage due to mixture of
glider and limited power flight using the same field. Members using
either field MUST familiarize themselves with the modified usage rules
PRIOR to any use of any portion of Fritz Field – north or south.
for President and Secretary will take place at the June meeting of
Two nominations for President have been received, Mark Dill and
Charles (C.J) McMahan. Bob Yearty is unopposed for Secretary.
Below is a short bio for each of the nominees for President:
joined NFMI as I get back into modeling after a 15 year absence. AMA
#126438. I began RC'ing back in '82 and have been involved with
primarily fixed wing prop but have also enjoyed ducted fan, helicopter
and car segments of the hobby...all nitro powered until now as I'm all
gasoline at this time. I've run fun-flies, demonstrations and such with
each club I've been a member of from Okinawa, Texas, Idaho, Arizona,
North Carolina and over in England but never anything more "official".
Hard core RC from '82 through '98 when I moved to Pensacola and became
more involved in other hobbies. I'm retired Air Force and was a pilot
most of the time in both the F-111E/F and F-15E until I became stationed
at NAS Pensacola flying T-2Cs for the Navy. I was also a pilot for
United Airlines for a short time until 9/11events and now teach new guys
to fly for the Navy, Marine Corps, etc. That's my nutshell story.
Hello Club Members
- Just a few words to introduce myself, my name is Charles McMahan and
have been part of the club sense 2005. During that time I have been an
Over The Road truck driver only home a couple of times a year, but when I
was home I still wanted to do my part to help bring new members to the
club, by being an Intro Pilot for the club, for the last four years.
With the limited time we were home, my wife and I have sponsored the
annual Toys for Tots event for the last 4 years as well and enjoyed
every minute of it. We have seen the event grow each year with more
donations and people in attendance that we ever expected.
NOW: I no longer drive a truck Over the Road, and I’m HOME FULL TIME, I
have the time to dedicate to help the club grow.
vote count takes place with ballots from those attending the June
meeting, in the meantime voting is available via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or snail mail to NFMI, Post Office Box 37702, Pensacola, FL 32526.
Fritz Field is
Due to Storm Damage
Stay Tuned for Updates
am working on getting all flyers back to the field. Road to glider field
is in a condition that we can use. Want to thank the people that placed
material in wash out area of road from our supply pile.
is safe to walk across at present time. Driving across is blocked by guard
rail and weak asphalt on the approach to each side. Water flow over
the bridge was about one foot plus. What
I would like to get from the land fill group is permission to use the bridge as
a foot path to north field to keep the area mowed.
all members to use the south field we will have to work together. People with
small tires on aircraft will have to go to double sizes, with good
mufflers. Best of all would be to go all electric power ( power flyers and some
glider drivers) for the repair period of our bridge.
of south field by our equipment will have to be done by volunteers bring there
own, or finding one of the power gentlemen to do the work for you
with return work for the north field.
for your patience
inc Field Coordinator
TO ALL MEMBERS
will be locked out of Fritz Field until bridge is repaired. Received
call from land fill personnel. Our
lock is completely by passed. Approaches to both ends of
bridge have been undermined. Guard rail is blocking one end as you can see in
talking to land fill it sound to me like the main problem will be the two
approaches to bridge. They will have a engineer inspect bridge support system. Now the main problem with this will be when
will they do this inspection? Now we can
use Bronson site for flying until we get Fritz Field back. Start rebuilding or building while we wait for
field bridge to be repaired
Civil Air Patrol
Was a Great Success
A Good Time Was Had By All
Link to Group 1 AEW article
NFMI with Lt. Col. Dean
Rick accepting plaque from Lt. Col. Dean