Time to start thinking about the 2014 flying season. Winter projects are in full swing with only a few months remaining to get repairs and new building projects completed.
Again this year the Signal Senders will host a number of flying events open to all AMA Members. Warbirds over Northbranch, an all electric fun fly to name a few. Visit our calendar of events page for a listing of all our event dates and time.
Interested in becoming a part of the RC Hobby? Attend one of our Monthly membership meetings which are schdueled on the last Tuesday of each Month. Check this site for time and place. We have many experts available to help you along with equipment selection and training.
Here's wishing you all an exciting and fun filled 2014 flying season.
Dave Rollino, President
The Somerset Signal Senders had their Warbirds Over North Branch on Sunday, June 22nd.
The day started out around 9:30am, sunny in the mid 80's with light winds. We had 24 pilots from NJ, NY and PA, and a crowd of around 60 people including spectators and park rangers. John Samtak, Dave Rollino and Felipe Trucco manned the lunch station and served up some tasty food for everyone.
It was a great day for a fly-in. We had all types of planes from WWI, WWII, Korea, Nam and Persian Gulf. To name some: Fokker D-VII BiPlane, Fokker D-I Tri-Plane, Sopwith Camel, Fokker Eindecker, Grumman, F4F Wildcat, F6F Hellcat, P51, A26, P40, PT-19, PT-22, PT-17, Corsair, F-18, F4 Phantom.
There was a formation fly-by with the Camel, Fokker D-1 Tri-Plane and Fokker D-VII. Our noon time show was given by Ken Karpinski, Jr. flying his electric pterodactyl to the song "Alley Oop". He was fast to explain it was the first warbird! He even put invasion stripes on the wings. LOL! Thanks Ken.
In conclusion, it was a really enjoyable day. Thanks everyone that could attend and we hope to see ya back next year!
"Keep 'em Flyin'"
AMA District II AVP
You can check out pictures of Warbirds Over North Branch here.