Blog Post #4

Well, our first Fun Fly of the 2018 season has come and gone. In the words of our event coordinator, “The weather was C.R.A.P. (Cold, Raining and Problematic). These things happen, Mother Nature cannot be controlled, and we shall adapt and overcome. The event was called due to the weather so there will be another day allotted as a Rain Day to make up the event. Further details and a new date will be announced in the near future. Thanks to all who braved the weather and showed up and a special thanks to Ed Kamm for coordinating the event. Pictures courtesy of Gene Snow.

Blog Post #3

At the field after work for a quick couple of flights. A crisp 49 degrees, no wind and overcast. Nothing like getting a little practice flying time in with the Apprentice S+ trainer. Perfect plane for beginners or intermediate pilots looking for some leisure flying. The plane is equipped with “SAFE+” technology which means auto-leveling, flight stabilization, gps, and even auto-landing ! Push a button when in trouble for auto-level. Technology is making it easier for everyone to learn to fly !

Blog Post #2


After visiting the flying field today (sunny, blustery 38 degrees) I was reminded that the 2018 flying season will soon be upon us. A trash container filled with crashed airplane parts is a sure sign some pilots are chompin at the bit to get this flying season going !

It’s also a reminder to all pilots (members and non-members) to be aware of all flying rules and regulations as established by the CRCM flying club in conjunction with the Forest Preserve District. These rules and regulations are established to keep all users of these facilities safe and their time here enjoyable. PLEASE, take time to read the posted signage at the entrance to the flying field and at the impound station. Following the rules will lead to a much more enjoyable and safe experience during this 2018 flying season. Here’s to HAPPY LANDINGS !


Fun Fly #3 2017 Results

I can’t believe we have finished three of them already. Thanks to practically everyone for helping. Special thanks to Al Brose for calculating the scores and to Kevin Peterson for CD’ing when the experts were up. You were a great help because I was definitely suffering from the heat. 
Brian N. and Marcellino tied for first followed by Kevin P. It was a great day with (15) club members showing up. The expendable contest turned out to be much more challenging than I had anticipated. Thanks to  Brian for showing us the way and and then to Marcellino followed by Kevin for turning in the best times.  
Detailed results are below,
Ed Kamm

March 14, 2018

After visiting the flying field today, I was reminded that flying season will be, if not already, upon us. A trash container filled with crashed airplanes is a sure sign that pilots are itching to get the season going !