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several members of the Ring Masters Control line Flying Club attended the
regular Tuesday meeting of the Pontchartrain Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol
(Auxiliary of the U. S. Air Force).The members were invited to bring some of
their control line airplanes so our members could get a taste of control line
flying. Several members were in
attendance including Mike Kotterman, Felix Famularo, Mike Griffin, James
McKinney, Bob McKinney, Allen Perret , Myron Firmin, and Capt. Mike Giroir CAP.
was our regular monthly Aerospace Education meeting, we opened with the Pledge
of Allegiance, a short safety briefing and a short introduction of the members
by Capt. Giroir CAP. Then we showed and
old, 20 minute movie title “Wired for Excitement.” This video, while dated in the 70’s or 80’s
is still relevant and an excellent introduction to control line flying. Upon completion of the movie the guests were
served light refreshments and everyone was able to see close at hand all of the
planes. On hand were several examples of
every discipline: stunt, scale, carrier deck, racing, combat and speed and the
guests and members were able to have explanations of each classification.
feedback from our membership, especially our cadets was very positive. Thank you to all the members of the Ring
Masters for attending.
PS. I have since learned that a few of our members have joined the Senior Squadron of the C A P.