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  • December 09, 2019 10:25 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    The NCFFC contest calendar for the 2020 flying season is published online. Below are shortcuts to all contest flyers. 

    Feb 29, 2020 - 022920_SGMA_Spring_Contest_2020.pdf

    Mar 28, 2020 - 032820_Sierra_Championship_2020.pdf

    May 1-3, 2020 - 050120_31st_Annual_NorCal_2020_OD.pdf

    Jun 6, 2020 - 060620_Western_States_Championship_2020.pdf

    Sep 12, 2020 - 091220_SGMA_Combo_Contest_2020.pdf

    Nov 7, 2020 - 110720_SGMA_Fall_Contest_2020.pdf

    Hope to see you all at the Waegell field. Please remember to pay your "Friends of Waegell" membership fees, and help us to keep the field accessible for free flight use for years to come.

    Thermals and gentle breezes!

  • December 08, 2019 11:55 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the winners! 

    Click here for the results.
  • November 27, 2019 9:24 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Malcolm Campbell in Australia is the current editor of the great quarterly publication called "Free Flight Down Under", the newsletter of the Australia Free Flight Society. The publication contains many pages of free flight activity, all in color. He is offering an online PDF copy for free to international (meaning us) customers. If you'd like to be included in the distribution list, please send an email to Malcolm at actrain@ozemail.com.au.

    Here's Malcolm's original email:

    I’m taking details from interested parties to receive a quarterly free flight newsletter I produce called Free Flight Down Under. Our national body, the AFFS, have decided to make it free to international subscribers. Here’s the September copy.

    If you like it, I can add you to the international distribution list – remember, it’s free."

    Regards,

    Malcolm Campbell
    77 Freshwater Circuit
    FOREST LAKE Q'LD 4078
    Phone: +617 3278 7164
    actrain@ozemail.com.au

  • August 23, 2019 9:07 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    OCD club member Ates Gurcan has run static thrust test on an E-20 electric propulsion package and summarized the results in a document and a video


  • August 21, 2019 12:36 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    On July 25th, 2019, OCD Honorary Member Hank Cole was a guest speaker at the monthly meeting of SAM 21, in Saratoga CA. He talked about his professional experience and involvement with full scale aviation and with the Apollo Space Program, and his personal and professional association with Neil Armstrong. Click the link for the complete video. The handouts Hank shared in the meeting are available here


  • April 14, 2019 10:53 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    For those of us who have ordered a Chieftain kit or decided to build one from the plans, SAM-27 published their tentative schedule of flying days, as listed below.

    • April 18, 2019 Trimming (Weather Permitting)
    • April 20, 2019 Trimming (Weather Permitting)
    • April 25. 2019 Trimming (Weather Permitting)
    • April 27, 2019 Trimming (Weather Permitting)
    • Every Thursday starting May 9, three flights of one minute.
    • Also will fly at Jerry Rocha’s small model contest and Oakland Cloud Dusters combined event.

    Suggestions received gladly.

    Rod Persons
    rpersons@comcast.net
    707-894-5788

  • April 07, 2019 9:37 PM | Web Master (Administrator)


    Charles "Chuck" Dorsett

    10/14/27 – 3/23/19

    The Dorsett family cordially invites you to services we have planned in honor of our beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Chuck, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Military service with Navy honors will begin at 9:30am sharp and end at approximately 10:00am at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California. A reception will follow at the home of Chuck and Dorothy Dorsett, 2645 San Benito Dr., Walnut Creek, California, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. If you are planning on attending the military service in Dixon, please carpool if possible due to limited parking, and arrive approximately 15 minutes early at the administration building to allow enough time for parking and proceeding to the ceremony site. We very much look forward to seeing you.


  • March 26, 2019 11:52 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    We have gotten information via John Pratt that OCD member Chuck Dorsett passed away last week. The family may want to have services. This may take place in several weeks to a couple of months. Please check back the OCD web site for further information as we receive it. 

    Here are some photos of Chuck along with those OCD members that were able to be on board the boat that scattered Carl's ashes outside of the Golden Gate Bridge a few years back. Members present were Chuck and Dorothy Dorsett, Carmen Critchlow, Ding Zarate, Roger Gregory and Fred Terzian. Also present were about five family members of what Carl called his "out-laws" (as opposed to "in-laws"!).

      

     

  • February 27, 2019 12:10 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Please see excerpts form email exchanges between frequent Waegell flyers on gate locks. Your cooperation is critical and would be very much appreciated by all who fly at Wagell. 


    > Ed Decker

    > P.S. I was the last one out of the field Sat.Feb. 23 and stopped and talked to the cattle cowboy rancher.

    > He said he has noticed the combo lock combination not cleared on the lock at the gate a few times..!

    > He wanted to make sure everyone clears the numbers before leaving....!!


    > Fred Terzian
    > Also, his highlighted warning about the gate lock is very important. We do not need to have people trashing the field with trash or

    > abandoned cars. Worse yet is that the cattle could get out and cause a serious problem on Sunrise Blvd. If you are the first to arrive for a
    > contest or test flying, make sure the lock code is no longer displayed, and of course clear it when you are the last to leave as well.


    > Ben Tarcher

    > Sounds like a good idea to me. If there is a problem with the lock we can add another one in series so if the first one doesn't

    > work the second would . This is just a fail safe pecaution but works.


    > Chris Borland

    > Positive clearing of the lock is a good idea. I was out there last Tuesday and cleared the numbers but the tumblers hadn’t

    > moved until I squeezed the lock and made sure that they were cleared. This word should be passed around to the several

    > clubs. Users should test and MAKE sure that it wont’t open after closing! PULL TEST IT! A second lock should not be

    > needed as long as everyone knows how to make sure the gate is actually locked.

  • December 21, 2018 9:50 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    OCD Members and Friends,

    It is with great sadness that I have to report that former OCD President and Member Truman Cross passed away on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018. He is survived by his caring partner and wife Irina.

    No memorial service is planned, as was his wish.

    Truman was very instrumental in keeping OCD members Stuart Bennett (deceased) and David Baker (deceased) active in club activities and Fun Fly sessions at our Mowry Small Field flying site in Newark and flying competitively at Waegell Field in Rancho Cordova.

    Although not having been active the last few years, he will be sorely missed by those who knew him, and appreciated his dry wit. He always signed off his phone and email conversations with "Peace".

    Peace Be With You My Friend,

    Fred T.

    2018-2019 OCD President


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