The NFFS President's Message for
- Freeflighters interested in obtaining the first editions
of a Russian .020 engine can express their interest by
either sending a letter or a postcard to R.N. Palmer, PO
Box 609, Palisades, NY. 10964-0609. Mr. Palmer is working
directly with the folks who produce the VA engine in
Russia, and they are planning an initial run of a new
style VA .020 this Spring. Those who express their
interest now will get first choice of the engines when
they are available.
- NFFS members and all interested free flighters are asked
to assist Bill Vanderbeek in choosing the 'One Design
Model of the Year for 1999.' The models that have been
- A-B Zeek Nostalgia model
- 1/2A Zeek Early Nostalgia model
- 1/2A Stratostreak Old Timer Glo model
- 1/2A Zero Nostalgia model
- Stardust Nostalgia model (by Don Wensel)
- Lucky Lindy A/FAI class model
- Frisco Kid A Nostalgia model
- Honey B Nostalgia class A model
- 1/2A Fubar Early Nostalgia model
Each person is asked to vote only once. The model
receiving the most votes will be chosen to be the One
Design Event model for 1999. Four contests in the US,
including the USOC at Muncie will host the event which
features cash prizes to third place and participant
certificates for all who enter. To vote: either send an
email to Bill Vanderbeek Bill@vander-bend.com
or drop him a postcard or letter at 13300 Simon Lane, Los
Altos, CA The balloting will be closed on June 1, 1998.
- The 1998 Symposium pre-sale is underway. Once again this
year, Bill Vanderbeek is heading up the effort. To be
listed in the Sympo publication, a contribution of $35 is
required. This will not only get you listed, but it will
also get you a copy of the Sympo hot off the press. Last
year, over 400 of the 750 Sympos that were printed were
pre-sold by Bill. All members will receive a letter
before the end of March.
- Reports from the AMA indicate that the Muncie FF Trailer
has been purchased and the modifications are underway so
that it will be in place and in operation in time for the
USOC in July. This project is a joint effort withm the
AMA and NFFS contributing both time and money to the
- The NFFS application for Federal Tax status as a
charitable organization under tax code 501 (c) 3 has been
filed in the state of Michigan. The information I have
indicates that it ordinarily takes around 3 to 4 months
for processing. If all of the information passes muster,
then the organization is granted its status. I expect to
have a progress report by the time the next President's
message is posted on this page.
- A number of individuals and groups have indicated their
interest in supporting NFFS via tax exempt donations when
the above status is achieved. Thanks to all of you for
- The NFFS Vice Presidents and I will be meeting at the
USOC on Friday evening, July 31. The agenda is now being
completed, and it appears to be full. Among the topics
for discussion and possible action are:
- Flying site acquisition and retention.
- The World Championships past and future.
- The role of the NFFS in promoting remote d.t.
systems and rules changes
- Increasing advertising space (and enlarging the
size of) the NFFS Digest.
- Steps beyond the AMA Cub/Delta Dart
- Committee appointments.
It promises to be a big evening, but the officers are
ready for the challenge. It is especially encouraging now
that the financial burden of the deficit is off our
- The NFFS is looking for a member who would be interested
in the editorship of the 1999 Symposium Publication. The
NFFS has organized this project so that the editor has
the primary job of soliciting and organizing the material
that is submitted. The Hall of Fame, the Models of the
Year and other components are already assigned. For
further information or to nominate yourself or another
please contact Bob Stalick at firstname.lastname@example.org or
5066 NW Picadilly Circle, Albany, OR 97321
That's it for now.
Bob Stalick, NFFS President.
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