2013 District 8 Celebration of Flight and Memorial

Twelfth J. H. Rice Memorial Fly-in and first annual District 8 Celebration of Flight.
Twelfth J. H. Rice Memorial Fly-in and first annual District 8 Celebration of Flight.
Twelfth J. H. Rice Memorial Fly-in and first annual District 8 Celebration of Flight.
Perfect day for the event.  Light winds with clear sky.
Perfect day for the event. Light winds with clear sky.
 MG 3198  MG 3202 Frank Simas Event CD leads the Pilots' Meeting
Frank Simas Event CD leads the Pilots' Meeting
Two hardworking volunteers Chuck Krupczak and George Sheffield ran the registration and impound desk .
Two hardworking volunteers Chuck Krupczak and George Sheffield ran the registration and impound desk .
AMA Contributed time and prizes to make this event a success.
AMA Contributed time and prizes to make this event a success.
Mark briefed the AMA pilots on current issues within the AMA.
Mark briefed the AMA pilots on current issues within the AMA.
 MG 3225 The phrase says it all.
The phrase says it all.
 MG 3234 Dale Dickey with his Top Flite P47
Dale Dickey with his Top Flite P47
Dale's P47 was powered by a G-62.
Dale's P47 was powered by a G-62.
 MG 3332 John Underwood (Right) Pilot with his T34  and his spotter Leonard Fangue.
John Underwood (Right) Pilot with his T34 and his spotter Leonard Fangue.
 MG 3256  MG 3381 WWI War Birds Take to the Sky.
WWI War Birds Take to the Sky.
Brian Regan impressed the spectators with his Fokker D7.
Brian Regan impressed the spectators with his Fokker D7.
 MG 3391 This plane looked great crossing low across the field.
This plane looked great crossing low across the field.
Robert Brand with his spotter  Frank Bleding shows off Robert's P40.
Robert Brand with his spotter Frank Bleding shows off Robert's P40.
 MG 3347 Tom Valdez Jr flies his Super Cub.
Tom Valdez Jr flies his Super Cub.
 MG 3228 Ron Stanfield with his Fun Fly Electric.
Ron Stanfield with his Fun Fly Electric.
The event had 82 Pilots with over 150 Planes
The event had 82 Pilots with over 150 Planes
Linda Rice and her food delievery engineers Doug Line, Robert Lapinski, Jen Stout, Ed Stout did a great job keeping everyone well fed during the two day event.
Linda Rice and her food delievery engineers Doug Line, Robert Lapinski, Jen Stout, Ed Stout did a great job keeping everyone well fed during the two day event.
Looks like a full scale Nieuport when flying!  Great Job Bill.
Looks like a full scale Nieuport when flying! Great Job Bill.
Bill Holland and his spotter(Wife) Sharon show off their beautiful scale Nieuport 17 C-1
Bill Holland and his spotter(Wife) Sharon show off their beautiful scale Nieuport 17 C-1
Bill added an LED to the end of the planes gun so it flashes and makes the machinegun sounds.
Bill added an LED to the end of the planes gun so it flashes and makes the machinegun sounds.
Another great scale model by Bill Holland.  Just listen when it flies by you hear Jimmy Steward's voice yell out "Which to Ireland".
Another great scale model by Bill Holland. Just listen when it flies by you hear Jimmy Steward's voice yell out "Which to Ireland".
 MG 3401  MG 3402  MG 3415 Easy to photograph, easy to watch Mike's Spook 96.
Easy to photograph, easy to watch Mike's Spook 96.
Mike Bridges shows us his Spook 96
Mike Bridges shows us his Spook 96
 MG 3503 Evan Quiros with his Top Flite P47.
Evan Quiros with his Top Flite P47.
 MG 3515 This plane screeeeemed across the field.
This plane screeeeemed across the field.
WWII planes take to the sky!
WWII planes take to the sky!
Evan Quiros with his scratch built FW-190 D13.
Evan Quiros with his scratch built FW-190 D13.
Mike McDougall is all smiles as he enjoys the afternoon of flying.
Mike McDougall is all smiles as he enjoys the afternoon of flying.
Mike shows off his Waco YMF-5D
Mike shows off his Waco YMF-5D
 MG 3596 Randy Brown with his Dalton 300 with a DA 170.
Randy Brown with his Dalton 300 with a DA 170.
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Joseph Puentes with his Extreme Flight Edge 540
Joseph Puentes with his Extreme Flight Edge 540
 MG 3583  MG 3687  MG 3722 AMA Staff member Jessy Symmes managed the "Flight Training School" during the two day event.
AMA Staff member Jessy Symmes managed the "Flight Training School" during the two day event.
AMA provided the "Flight School" Trailer.  Jessy Symmes did a great job getting the AMA message that "Model Aircraft Flying is Fun and a Great Hobby".
AMA provided the "Flight School" Trailer. Jessy Symmes did a great job getting the AMA message that "Model Aircraft Flying is Fun and a Great Hobby".
Radio Control Headquarters in San Antonio was a major Sponsor and contributor to the Event.
Radio Control Headquarters in San Antonio was a major Sponsor and contributor to the Event.
Jim and Gary Rice fly a matched paired flight.  Watch the video.
Jim and Gary Rice fly a matched paired flight. Watch the video.
Jim and Gary Rice play a duet with matching Decathlon.
Jim and Gary Rice play a duet with matching Decathlon.
 MG 3755 Jerry Miller brought out his Corsair to do some serious flying.
Jerry Miller brought out his Corsair to do some serious flying.
Jerry Miller makes a low pass with his Corsair.
Jerry Miller makes a low pass with his Corsair.
TruTurn helped make this event a great success by being one of the sponsors.
TruTurn helped make this event a great success by being one of the sponsors.
Control Line pilots pose for a group picture.
Control Line pilots pose for a group picture.
Control Line suport Group.
Control Line suport Group.
IMG 3786 Mark Johnston with his new plane a Corvus 540 with a 50cc da50
Mark Johnston with his new plane a Corvus 540 with a 50cc da50
Mark presents Linda Rice with a "Making a Difference" Award for working the kitchen during this event.
Mark presents Linda Rice with a "Making a Difference" Award for working the kitchen during this event.
IMG 3922 Mark gave out "Making a Difference" Awards to Chuck Krupczak, Charles Roccaforte, George Sheffield for running the registration desk during the event.
Mark gave out "Making a Difference" Awards to Chuck Krupczak, Charles Roccaforte, George Sheffield for running the registration desk during the event.
IMG 3927 Mark gave a special award "Walking Safety Violation" to Randy Brown aka District VIII Transportation Director or "White Boots Randy".
Mark gave a special award "Walking Safety Violation" to Randy Brown aka District VIII Transportation Director or "White Boots Randy".
Frank did a recap of the day's events and thanked almost everybody for a great job.
Frank did a recap of the day's events and thanked almost everybody for a great job.
Jack Matlock was recognized for managing the finances of the event.
Jack Matlock was recognized for managing the finances of the event.
Mark presented "Making a Difference" Award to Frank Simas for his efforts as the event CD.
Mark presented "Making a Difference" Award to Frank Simas for his efforts as the event CD.
The Grand Prize Winner
The Grand Prize Winner