The Commemorative Air Force B-29, “FIFI” comming to our area.

FYI, Information from Warren

The Commemorative Air Force B-29, “FIFI”

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, first flown in 1942, began active service in 1944. It was designed as a replacement for the older B-17s and B-24s, having the longer range and greater bomb loads necessary for operations in the World War II Pacific theater. The B-29 was also used in the Korean War in the early 1950s and was a staple of the U.S. Air Force until the late 1950s. ​

The B-29, FIFI, was acquired by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) in 1971 when a group of CAF members found her at the U.S. Navy Proving Ground at China Lake, California where she was being used as a missile target. The airplane was rescued and restored and has been flying for forty years. Learn more about FIFI at http://www.cafB29B24.org.

FIFI will be at Mather Field in Sacramento and available to the public Thursday, June 5, through Sunday June 8. She will also be at the Napa Airport, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 10 and 11. We believe that getting up close and personal with these aircraft is the best way to learn history. We invite everyone to come and climb the entrance ladder, navigate your way into the cockpit and experience the history first hand.

We are also offering rides aboard FIFI, both in the cockpit and the gunners section. Prices start as low as $595.00. Prices are even lower if you book your ride on our web site http://www.cafB29B24.org

Tanya Norden, Secretary
Travis AFB Heritage Center
707-424-5883

Wings of Freedom Coming to Concord, 6-8 June

The Wings of Freedom Tour of the WWII Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang Announce Unique Display in Concord, CA. at Buchanan Field from June 6 to June 8. In honor of our WWII Veterans ~The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour Brings Extremely Rare Bomber and Fighter Aircraft for Local Living History Display as Part of 110-city Nationwide Tour.

More info here: http://pinole-hercules.patch.com/groups/events/p/the-wings-of-freedom-tour_5b4dd78e?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001&evar4=events-7-post&newsRef=true

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CONCORD MODEL ENGINEERS

MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

CALL TO ORDER:  7:30 pm

ATTENDEES: 18     GUESTS:  1

MEETINGS

    Monthly meeting, Second Tuesday, 7:30 at Concord Airport Terminal.

    Friday Fun Fly, Third Friday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

    Gym at the Church of the Nazarene, 1650 Ashby Dr., Concord

    NO FUN FLY THIS MONTH.

VISITORS

    The club welcomes Ron, who used to fly nearby about 30 years ago.

    True to his word, Ron has started modeling now that he’s retired.

TREASURER REPORT

    $3489.20    current balance, no transactions, just interest

                       will pay last 4 months ($160 total) to Church for Fun Fly rental

OLD BUSINESS

    Minutes read and accepted.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 Friday May 23, 9:00 – Noon. Glider Contest.

Monday, May 26, Alameda Aer-O-Nuts Funfly, Potluck, and Poker fly.

    see attached flyer.

June 14, Club Picnic, “Lunch Time” come early and fly!  Eat at noon.

June 21, Aeronuts Swap Meet and Collecto.  see attached flyer.

Saturday, July 26, SAM 27 Special Rubber Meet.  See attached flyer.

EVENT REPORTS

Ding reports he attended the 25th anniversary meeting of the NorCal group at Wagel.  Mass launch at 9:45, everyone flew well.  Seven flyers, last place was 4 minutes. First place time was 14:10.  Jim maxed out A and half-A.  Lost one plane when the motor cutoff didn’t kick in. 4.5 minutes in, they could still hear the motor.

NEW BUSINESS

Around November, we don’t get the airport building due to the first aid training.  VP suggests we meet at a Pizza Parlor instead. Vote to have meeting at Pizza Parlor carried.  Club will buy some pizzas, attendees responsible for drinks, etc.

John Nelson, longtime member and good friend, has passed away. For many years he was our “Hat Man.”  The club remembers him fondly and offers its sincerest condolences to his family.

DVRC will now be closed four days per year for police training, two days in Spring and two days in Fall.

Discussion was held concerning picnic and what we will have. Once again Howards’s wife will handle the cooking.  The club expresses gratitude for her effort and appreciation for how good it is every time.

PARADE OF PLANES

Maurice Lieberman, Fishing dingy. about 60 hours of work.

Jim Muether, Ollie (150 grams exactly) and E36 electric free flight.

Ding, copy of P30 that he lost.  Had 14:10 on it.  No dihedral, makes it easier to cover.

Lynn, E36 by TopNotch Products.

Mark Harrison, tricopter and quadcopter.

FrSky Taranis Transmitter.

USA distributor:  Aloft Hobbies,  http://aloft-hobbies.com

RAFFLE

Flight box kit, helping hands soldering jig, roll white econocote, roll blue econokote, 15 min. epoxy, zap glue set, BHM Zero kit, Magnum IZV HD Starter, Midwest Kit Navy Wildcat, Ramber FF Kit, Bundle of balsa, RC aircraft turn key.

MEETING ADJOURNED:  9:02 pm.