Any Places To Fly Gliders in Marin?

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25 Sep 2017 17:25 #4263 by JustMark
JustMark replied the topic: Any Places To Fly Gliders in Marin?
Well, I talked to Mike and he said there just aren't many places to fly in Marin anymore.

Forgot to ask him about the cheese factory in Novato.

He mentioned that he sometimes sees people flying at Hamilton Field at the old airstrip.

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26 Sep 2017 07:34 #4264 by Hallwoo610
Hallwoo610 replied the topic: Any Places To Fly Gliders in Marin?
Hamilton AFB was the best r/c field in the bay area during the 70's

Marin R/C had some of the bset r/c pilots besides Pioneer
WE took all the trophies at the Sacto RED BARON X-country great race one season in Roseville

Gene and John Pond, Terry Frances, and Jack Stafford were some of the noteable people at Pioneer

Frances Product resin became K&B finishing polyester resin, this stuff is needed for a Goodyear mirror finish on formula one 200 mph racing



Jack Stafford produced the " Strawberry Bitch " B 24 liberator kit

www.google.com/search?q=jack+stafford+b+...IRQ&biw=1366&bih=637

Pioneer auction always had a rtf trainer complete with radio to learn r/c the next day and it only cost ~ $150

I bought a lot of Top Flite warbirds already built like P-39 airacobra, p 51 mustang, and P40 warhawk for ~ $50 bucks each
albeit they were on the HEAVY side, too much paint

Pioneer was the BIGGEST r/c club then

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26 Sep 2017 07:57 #4265 by Hallwoo610
Hallwoo610 replied the topic: Any Places To Fly Gliders in Marin?
How To Lose A R/C Field

Marin R/C lost its flying field at Hamilton AFB when someone wanted to run an INTL glider event

he checked with the new CO ( commanding officer ) of the base for permission

the CO was'nt aware of any r/c club at hardstand 8 and hastily began to shut it down

we were without a flying field the next day after 20 years of r/c activity

the old CO always gave us permission to hold auctions at the Officer's Club

got an 8 channel JR radio Tx for $50 bucks

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