Black Sheep RC Club

From The Workshop (Nov. 2020)


Summary of Mar - Oct Club Meetings

March » cancelled (Covid 19)
April » cancelled (Covid19)
May » cancelled (Covid19)
June » held (social distancing observed)
July » cancelled (Covid19)
Aug » cancelled (Covid19)
Sep » cancelled (Covid 19)
Oct » held (2021 officer slate nominated)

Nov Club Meeting (Election of 2021 Officers)

Our Nov. club meeting will be held as indicated below. “Social Distancing” guidelines will be followed.

Date/Time/Place » 03Nov2020, 6PM, Field ClubHouse
1800 - 1830 hrs » Dinner
1830 - 1900 hrs » Business meeting
1900 - Whenever » Hangar Flying, etc
Menu » Hamburgers (plus fixings)

The important thing to note for the November meeting is that this is the month when officers are elected for the next calendar year. Election of officers is accomplished by majority vote of the members in attendance at the Nov. meeting. Therefore, come out and join us if you possibly can… you can get a great meal & also vote for your favorite officers at the same time! The three most important work items for the 2021 officers are: (a) arrange to keep the field mowed & maintained; (b) maintain club financial solvency; and (c) continue to attract good quality members who like to fly & have fun! Nominations may continue to be made by either of the following methods all the way up until the voting time at the Nov. 3rd meeting: (a) oral nomination from the floor at the Nov. meeting; or (b) written nomination via an email sent to Bob Huff at (Note, please no phone calls or texts) at any time during the whole month of October and up until the time of voting time at the Nov. 3rd meeting.

Dec Club Meeting (Annual Christmas Party)

We usually do not have a club meeting, per se, in the month of December. Instead, we usually have a Christmas party/Christmas dinner at some restaurant where we can enjoy a nice meal together and have some laughs by playing “dirty santa gift exchange” (i.e., we exchange gifts of $15 value or less, and people are allowed to “steal” other people’s gifts). We plan to discuss this topic at the Nov. meeting and the members will reach a decision as to whether or not they wish to hold a Christmas dinner. We will notify everyone of the decision reached in the immediate future so you can roll this into your holiday planning.

Flying Site Is Open & Doing Well

As we advised previously, the club flying site is open and the Tue/Thur flying group has recently had very active attendance. Please feel free to come out and join these sessions if you can or, if you can’t join these sessions, try to get out any other time of the week and enjoy the flying. This is getting to be one of the most beautiful times of the year in Upstate SC, and you should not miss this grand flying weather!

Additional Lawn Mower Donated to Club

We wish to thank James Barr for donating a Craftsman used mower to the club. Right now it seems to have some carb problems, but that will hopefully be resolved near future. Thanks, James, for thinking of the club in this regard.

Status Of Lawn Mowers

No change in this area since last month (i.e., 5 total mowers currently owned by club, 2 workable at this time, and 3 are being worked on). Site is always mowed & ready for flying!

Hunters On Site

We wish to again highlight that we are currently having hunters on the site at this time of the year because they have leased hunting rights from the landowner. The officers have tried to generally coordinate with the hunters to let them know where the flying club members will be (i.e., around the runway, sheds & clubhouse) and to assure them that we will respect their right to use their hunting lease. Therefore, please extend to them every possible courtesy when you see them on site. We have requested the hunters not drive ANY vehicles on the runway, not do any mowing of any kind on the flying site areas, and not to leave the gate unlocked after dark. They have said they will honor these requests.

Important Reminders

  1. If you are a new BSRCC member, please familiarize yourself with the following documents found on our website at

    Club Bylaws
    Noise, Overflight, and Flying site map
    No Flying Over Pits and Parking Lot

  2. Please check the status of your FAA registration and renew it if needed.

  3. Please check the status of your AMA membership and renew it if needed.

  4. Please check the status of your BSRCC membership and renew it if needed (i.e., 2021 membership dues may be mailed to Nelson Swords, 228 Ellison Lake Road, Williamston, SC 29697, Tel=864-940-5817,

  5. Broken Prop Blades, Trash, Etc - in the interest of both safety and neatness, please help pick up broken prop blades and other debris when you see it at the field.

  6. Tree Climber - this person is generally available to climb trees for you to retrieve downed airplanes (i.e., Mr. Murray Holloway, tel= 864-671-9781). His fee is “negotiable”.

Indoor Flying

Somebody recently sent this to me about “indoor flying”… thought you might enjoy it too!

Moonrise Over Australia

This item has nothing to do with flying, but it came to me from a friend and I found it very interesting. I thought you might enjoy it as well (click on URL below)! “How many of you love a moon rise! A video from the Byron Bay lighthouse at the northern tip of New South Wales, Australia. Because of its unique geographical location, it can be seen and Photographed only locally. Enjoy the moon rise for more than three minutes to witness the most beautiful view from the easternmost part of Australia! A moon rise to be remembered for a long time… to the music of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.”

That’s all I have for now. See you @ the flying field!