The next ERCS general meeting.

Wednesday
June 28th, 2017
location: ERCS field.
7:00 p.m.
23154 Township Road 540 Strathcona County
May long weekend 2017.
All these pictures represent the large number of airplanes that flew on May long weekend 2017.  Please note other airplanes did fly, but you can not be at the field all day. 
Next time you see Ed Mason at the field, please thank Ed for all the hard work creating these great photos.

Thank you all pilots!  Great job!

Noted, no major crashes!  Thumbs up!
ERCS Pylon Race 2017.
Edmonton Radio Control Society will host the annual Pylon Race with 2 events, that being Q500 (AMA Class 426) and Quarter Midget 40 ( QM40 AMA class 422). The Q500 event will fly on Saturday and the QM40 event will fly on Sunday. These will be 3 plane heats, using the judge-man race management system. Fuel and lunch provided for contestants. Pre-registration is required through the CPPRA website at www.cppra.org before June 21st at 6pm to allow for matrix creation. If you are new to racing and want help or would like more information feel free to e-mail Kevin Umbach at kumbach@gmail.com

Date:        June 24, 2017 to June 25, 2017
Time:        09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Entry Fee:        $50.00
Hi Fellow ERCS Members!

Last years pylon race was a great success mainly due to the great turnout of volunteers. It was so nice seeing so many club members, friends, and family gather to host the race and just hang out together for the weekend. As you may have heard we are holding another race this year on June 24th& 25th and I'm hoping we can gather enough volunteers to host the race again. Would you be willing to help?

Quickie 500 racing will be on Saturday June 24th, and Quarter Midget 40 will be on Sunday June 25th. After reviewing the weather and volunteer availability, we will make a go/no go call by noon on Thursday, June 22nd.

Volunteers are asked to be the field no later than 9:30 A.M. each morning. They will be given a briefing on how to judge the race and the race will start at 10:00 A.M. There will be a break for lunch. Lunch and refreshments will be provided free for the volunteers. It is expected the race will end around 2:30 P.M. each day. We will provide sun shades for the course judges but each volunteer should bring their own lawn chair.

We will need people to man the following positions on Saturday and Sunday. We will assign people to positions on the day of the race. The following course judging positions need to be filled:

Pylon 1: 3 people
Pylon 2: 1 person (a 2nd person to keep the 1st person company would be nice)
Pylon 3: 1 person (a 2nd person to keep the 1st person company would be nice)
Lap Counters: 3 people (one of these people will need to operate the timing laptop computer)
Start Line: 2 people (A starter position and a helper).
The following positions are optional but hopefully we will have some spare people to help:
Scorekeeper: 1 person
Lunch setup/teardown/bbq: 1 or 2 people

Are you able to help us host the race? If you are, please contact me via email at kumbach@gmail.com and I'll put your name on the list. You can also call me at 780-718-9285.

If you aren't able to commit to helping please feel free to come out and watch the races!

Regards,
Kevin