The Ted Baxter Memorial Fun-Fly

October 2, 1999

Fun, food, family, and beautiful weather -- they were all part of the October 2, 1999 Ted Baxter Fun-Fly.

The field was in excellent condition thanks to Dave Collins, Cono Damato and Marv Jensen.

Flying took a back seat to other events with only five planes flown.  The pilots in alphabetical order were Rex Baldree, Bill Carraway, David Jones, and Bob Morrissey.

Four children from the age of 2 to 8 had a wonderful time flying and competing with their balsa gliders built and then repaired by Martin Bailey.  The children in alphabetical order were Laura Page Allen (8), Lillian Bailey (8), Austin Baldree (6), and Nikki Jones (2).  They were all winners and received medals.

David Jones demonstrated aerobatic maneuvers with his 80" wingspan Extra 300 Profile powered by a 120 Thunder Tiger engine.  This was his second aircraft after the first had rudder flutter, which took out the rudder servo.

The highlight of the day had to be the food.  Bob Morrissey performed his responsibility as Pig Chef in an outstanding fashion.  The other food provided by the members was also delicious and further added to a wonderful day of fellowship with friends and family.

It was a great day enjoyed by all.  A special thanks goes to Marv Jensen for coordinating the event. 

Webmaster's note. The Sun Journal covered the event. Click here to see the article.