23rd Annual Fun Fly This Week!


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One Spot Left in Todd Bennett’s FreeStyle 3D School

Only one pilot slot is left for this years Todd Bennett’s FreeStyle 3D School being held at the CMHC club field on August 19th and 20th before the annual fun fly. Todd Bennett and Nick Maxwell are the teachers for this FreeStyle 3D flight school. If you have any questions about the class, please send a PM to james1281 on Helifreak.com.

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Honey Buckets serviced Monday….

Our Honey Buckets were serviced on Monday (4/28),  though I haven’t been able to get away from work to go check them out…..


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Initial “knockdown” happened Sunday…..

This season’s “knockdown” happened Sunday 4/27 from about 8 to 10:30am, and although the ground was still fairly soft, the turf guy was confident he could set it to about 3-3.5″ so he set the mower and started on it.  Got it all done and went back over it….there was a lot of rough cut left but that should dry out this week…

I had a hard time getting our mower started so I’m setting up some service work for it. Please don’t use the mower until the service happens….I’ll let everyone know.


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Honeybuckets to be serviced 4/28/2014

Both of our honeybuckets are scheduled to be serviced Monday, 4/28/2014…….

Alex Yanez

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Field “knock down” to happen in the next few days….

While the field has not fully recovered from the standing water and the sediment that moved around, everyone has been doing a great job of being careful while out there, and I appreciate that.

On FB I mentioned that I have someone coming out to look at the field today (Friday) and I have just heard back from him………he feels that while the field is still a little soft, it has firmed up enough to run some of his equipment on it.  That being said, I am having the initial knock down happen at his earliest convenience (within the next 5-7 days) dependent upon the weather and his schedule.  We are due for some more showers daily (yay Washington) but he feels it shouldn’t be a problem and getting it down to 3 inches shouldn’t be an issue either depending on how wet it is when he is here.

If anyone has any questions, please contact me directly for the most accurate and current information……

Alex Yanez

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Field temporarily closed due to standing water….

As some of you may have already seen, the field has been saturated for a couple of weeks and is now pretty much a marsh.

That being said, I have to address damage being done to the field by individuals trying to maneuver about.  We need to face the facts….it’s too wet on the field to fly.  Period.

And since there are some that can’t make that call from the gate, I have decided to lock up the gate. Let’s give it a while to (hopefully) drain.  I know this sounds like an inconvenience but I can’t/we can’t allow more damage to the field.

I will watch the forecast and hopefully we’ll get some relief soon.

If you’d like to see what the field looked like today when we were out there, my wife came along to take pictures (thank you Patricia) and you can see them in the slideshow below. You can either let them cycle by or click on the pic to advance.

This will definitely be a topic for discussion at our next meeting, plan on discussing this at length…

I asked Adam to give me a hand and we stood up the honey bucket that fell over.  No harm done…shix has dissolved into the ground, gone like tears in the rain….

Alex Yanez
President, Cascade Model Heli Club

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Celebration of Life services for Bryan Harvey announced

Bryan memorial post

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CMHC loses a member, and the membership loses a friend…

It is with a heavy heart that I post this.  Many of you may have seen the posts on Facebook about the passing of Bryan Harvey, and it’s true, as surreal as it may still seem.

I was contacted by his mother, Cathy Harvey, late in the afternoon yesterday (Friday) and she told me of his passing.  The family is still grappling with the sudden loss of a son and father, so news of a service is yet to come.

I will send a mass mail to the membership to inform those that I have not reached by phone and that will most likely be how I communicate any information I am given.

Please join me in keeping our friend Bryan and his family in our thoughts, in our hearts and in our prayers.  He will be dearly missed…

-Alex Yanez

Bryan Harvey collage

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2014 Northwest Model Hobby Expo is headed our way!

Northwest Model Hobby Expo

The Northwest Model Hobby Expo dates are posted and as always, it’s an event you won’t want to miss.  Updates, information and floor plans can be found on the NWMHE site.
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Northwest Model Hobby Expo (AMA Sanction No. 14-62)
Evergreen State Fairgrounds
Monroe, Washington

Show Times: Friday 2/7 – 2 pm to 6 pm
Saturday 2/8 – 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday 2/9 – 9 am – 3 pm

Here’s a link to their site:  http://www.nwmhe.com/

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