Remote Control Airplane Club in Costa Mesa, CA
Charter #128 Costa Mesa, CA
AMA's Oldest Radio Controlled Soaring Club
Silver Leader Club Since 2009. Gold Leader Club Since 2011.
2015-2023 HSS Newsletters
(See Newsletter Archive Inventory at bottom of page)
Every month, Harbor Soaring Society distributes a Club Newsletter keeping each member updated with the latest club topics, local RC events, and club competition. We encourage you to see what's been going with our club.
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NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE INVENTORY
Rev: 19 Dec 2022
1965 through 1974 - No records.
1975 Review. 10 issues. October, December missing.
Jan Competition sweepstakes final for 1974.
Feb First HSS participation in Southern California Soaring Clubs (SC-2). Mike Fox assisted in forming SC-2, which has grown to as many as 80+ competitors per event.
Feb Mike Fox participated in HSS monthly competition.
Aug HSS Contest standings showed 27 participants.
1976 Review. Only one issue included.
Mar Discussion of beginner soaring instruction.
Dec Posting of November contest results. Club savings account balance $301.87. Late start for officer nominations.
1977 Review. 11 issues. January not published.
Feb Ben Clerx participated in monthly competition. Note that monthly glider competitions typically have 15 to 30 entrants out of 50 to 60 club members.
Aug HSS eighth annual Western Soaring Meet and SC-2 contest. 80 entrants.
Sept Mile Square Hobby Association conducting model flying at Mile Square. Membership cards cost 25 cents.
1978 Review. All 12 issues included.
Apr Club roster indicates 56 members.
July SC-2 event at HSS had 65 entrants.
1979 Review. All issues included except April, May, June not published.
Feb Monthly contests now reduced to 10 per year. Competition classes are now divided into Expert, Advanced, and Sportsman. Skill levels defined. Mike Costello participated. 17 glider competitions scheduled for 1979 (Sum of HSS and SC-2 events).
1980 Review. All issues included except June and September not published.
Mar Membership Roster shows 44 members.
July HSS SC-2 event had 76 competitors.
Dec Meeting attendance dropped to 5 members each meeting.
1981 Review. All issues included except June which was not published.
May HSS held an electric sailplane contest. Motor runs were 3 to 4 minutes.
1982 Review. All issues included.
Jan Roland Boucher held the first $1,000 electric sailplane contest.
Feb Newsletter began to be named “The Society Column”.
Mar FCC considering opening up 50 channels on 72 MHz band.
June HSS member Mac Freed passed away.
July At July meeting, the Mac Freed Memorial Trophy was inaugurated.
Oct Competition rules for electric sailplanes established.
1983 Review. All issues included.
Jan Announcement of the first international FAI F3E (electric soaring) competition to be held in the United States at HSS field.
Mar Latest contest rules for SC-2 events (four pages). Also, latest illustrated rules for electroflight competition.
Apr Results of the first international FAI F3E competition. Five nations competed.
May HSS T-shirts now available.
1984 Review. All issues included.
Mar Membership roster shows 56 members.
Apr Introduction of League of Silent Flight level requirements.
Aug How carbon fiber is made.
Dec Coordinates for 16 Eppler airfoils included in newsletter.
1985 Review. All issues included except June which may not have been published.
Jan Membership roster shows 70 members.
Sept Carl Goldberg Memorial Contest. One design, Gentle Lady. 35 entrants.
1986 Review. All issues included.
Mar 12th annual Astro Electric Championships announcement. Note control line speed etc.
1987 Review. All issues included except February.
Jan Latest General Field/Safety rules, and Radio Impound rules.
Mar February HSS glider competition had 34 entrants.
May March 29 SC-2 event had 63 entrants.
June AMA Frequency Identification System for 22 channels of 72 MHz.
July HSS Constitution and Bylaws review.
Sept Membership roster shows 98 members. 53 compete in open class, 29 in 2 meter class.
Sept HSS FAI F3E contest results. First, Jerry Bridgeman $1,000; second, Chuck Hollinger $650; third, Bobbi Gerbin, $250, etc.
1988 Review. All issues included.
Apr City approves use of slope for hang glider take-off and landing practice.
Sept Mac Freed Field mentioned in New Business Meeting Minutes. When adopted?
Nov Reference made in New Business concerning flying site location set by the city.
Dec SC-2 annual standings shown for 108 competitors.
1989 Review. All issues included.
Jan Felix Vivas proposed an FAI F3E contest similar to that held in September 1987, with a $2,500 purse. Member approval was unanimous. Schedule TBD.
Feb Field Improvement as specified in the Master Plan to begin February, and complete about mid June.
June Three page dissertation by Larry Jolly on the Eppler205 airfoil.
July Rudder and fin design, and all-moving stabilizer design.
Aug Fuselage design, and use of composites.
Sept Lateral directional stability of model sailplanes.
1990 Review. All issues included.
Jan Article on glass reinforced polyesters.
Feb Article on Composite Molding Techniques (Part 1).
Mar Article on Composite Molding Techniques (Part 2).
Mar Membership roster shows 114 members.
Apr Article on Composite Molding Techniques (Part 3).
May Article on Composite Molding Techniques (Part 4).
June Article on Composite Molding Techniques (Part 5).
Sept F3E World Championships held in Friestadt, Austria.
Oct Article on Composite Molding Techniques (Part 6).
Nov HSS Video Library.
Dec Article on Composite Molding Techniques (Part 7).
1991 Review. All issues included.
Feb 1991 contest schedule totals 25 contests, 11 are club contests, remainder are SC-2 etc.
Mar Membership roster shows about 120 members.
Apr SC-2 Event at Inland Soaring Society had 110 entrants.
Aug SC-2 mid-year standing shows 184 entrants. HSS team standing is top of 6 clubs.
Sept Map of 5 local flying fields used by HSS pilots.
Nov Newsletter renamed Plane Rap.
Dec Curt Nehring began providing cartoons and word search matrices for the newsletter.
1992 Review. All issues included.
Sept Video Library index for about 17 VHS tapes.
Oct Report of US team at F3E World Championship. US took first place in team, Jerry Bridgeman 2nd, Jason Perrin 3rd, Steve Neu 7th in individual competition.
1993 Review. All issues included.
May Introducing the Mako glider designed by Ben Clerx.
1994 Review. All issues included except November.
Jan Plane Rap Masthead revised.
Feb Club votes to purchase its first winch.
Dec Jerry Bridgeman takes 1st place (individual) in World Championships. USA team takes 2nd.
1995 Review. All issues included except August.
Jan Assessment of NiMH vs NiCad batteries.
Feb Heavy rain filled up “Lake HSS”.
Apr First HSS auction at club meeting. Minimum Lot value is $5. A 5% processing fee goes to the club. Everything goes on display before the meeting, and the auction occurs after the close of business. Note that meeting attendance has been about 40 members.
Oct Plane Rap mast head revised.
1996 Review. All issues included except February.
Jan The Back Bay slope flying site was formally closed due to development.
May HSS brought up the possibility of a storage container at the Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee meeting. they requested further information.
June Interesting article on the destruction of a full size Baby Albatross at 12,000 ft altitude, and the pilots ride back down.
July City approves storage container. Members voted to spend $2,900 for installation.
Sept Roger MacGregor invited the club to conduct the September meeting at his facility.
Oct Extensive article on Ni-Cad batteries.
Dec Membership roster shows 139 members.
1997 Review. All issues included.
Jan Extensive article on dive testing, CG, and Balance.
Mar Club is asking for donations for a new “riding” mower, cost estimate $1,000.
Apr Final cost of installed container is $2,800.
1998 Review. All issues included.
Jan New Plane Rap mast head and newsletter layout.
Feb Article on Fairy Shrimp.
Apr HSS has expanded winch procurement to include a “Mystery Winch” and a “Real Balls” winch.
July Cover photo of Chuck Hollinger and one of his powered canards. Also photo of the new riding mower (last page).
Sept Results of 1998 World Championships in F5B, F5D, F3J. 5(?) HSS members.
Oct Preliminary discussions with the city involved possible electrical power to the shed.
Nov Fairview Park Report discusses a 1962 city law that restricts “motorized” model aircraft. This needs to be revised in a “special electric rules” that revises this old city law.
1999 Review. All issues included except August/September combined, and December missing.
Feb First mention of a HSS internet site. It is a subset of www.rcsoaring.com/hss/hss.htm .
May HSS has a formal web site courtesy of Steve Hendry. http://www.access1.net/hendry/ .
Oct Members approve $500 budget to install power to the storage container.
Nov Photos of the trenching party intended to bring power to the storage container.
2000 Review. All issues included except January, July, and December all not published.
Mar An attempt to distribute newsletters by E-mail or fax was instigated,
Apr Dick Baxter discussed his (Adopt-A-School) program where he teaches model aircraft building and flying at a local Junior High School.
Aug F3J World Championship results. USA Senior team 1st, Junior team 2nd.
Sept City approves Eagle Scout project to build the HSS information and bulletin board.
Nov First reference to HSS web site URL: www.1hss.org .
2001 Review. All issues included. January is club roster only. April, May, June issues all one page.
Sept FAA temporarily shuts down HSS flying field. Steve Hendry identified as webmaster.
Nov Latest General Field Rules and field Safety.
2002 Review. All issues included.
Feb Article on Paul MacCready’s Helios solar powered altitude record flight of 96,500 ft.
Sept Fairview Park history from 1,500 BC to present.
2003 Review. All issues included.
Feb Extensive article on Fairview Park Master Plan.
Mar Finalized Fairview Park Master Plan.
May Fred Hesse told to stop Adopt-A-School program efforts. Later, this was approved in June.
July Adopt-A School program provides monthly reports.
Aug Torrey Pines Glider port receives first AMA National Historical Landmark plaque.
Sept Archiving of newsletters initiated. Also, an article on the history of RC at Torrey Pines.
2004 Review. All issues included.
Jan Draft version of the first tri-fold brochure assembled. Subject to executive board approval.
Mar HSS participates in Community Expo celebrating 50 year anniversary of Costa Mesa.
Apr HSS receives a $500 grant which will support Adopt-A-School program.
May Article on hi-start design and guidelines.
June Beginning of soaring problems at El Dorado Park, leading to field closure to gliders.
July First electric fun fly at Fairview Park.
Sept Casey Adamczyk assists F3J team in winning 2nd place at world competition. Pictures in October issue. Extensive article on Dr. Mark Drela’s latest design (Supra).
Dec Introduction of three level access to club web site.
2005 Review. All issues included.
Jan Discussion of initial field planning (for grading), permits and insurance.
Feb Assessment of printed newsletters vs E-mail distribution. New member, John Anderson presents new ideas for club growth.
Mar Article on working, scale, miniature aircraft engines. Report on SpaceShipOne.
Apr Introduction of 23 ft span B-52, and its demise. Walt Cloer builds Spruce Goose for Howard Hughes movie “The Aviator”.
May Jim Ward provides over 350 aerial photographs to OC River Park Organization as public service. IRS assigns Entity Identification Number (EIN) for nonprofit organizations.
July New charging station courtesy of Tuan Le. Explanation of “expanded” newsletters. Details and cost of Jim Ward’s photo plane.
Aug Thank you letter for Jim Ward’s aerial photos provided to River Park organization.
Sept Grading of expanded runway done by city. Extra photos included in color version of newsletter Alan Coccono achieves 48 hour solar flight.
Nov. Several articles on new 5 year User Agreement for HSS at Fairview Park.
Dec Problems with model flying altitude and the FAA.
2006 Review. All issues included except August not published.
Jan ASW 18 photo that became HSS newsletter flagstaff.
Feb AMA assessment of Fairview flying field.
Mar Announcement of HSS 5 year Use Agreement.
Apr 2006 budget report.
May Latest Field Rules.
Nov F3J Junior Team (including Casey Adamczyk) take 1st place at World Championships.
Dec Complete copy of 5 year Use Agreement.
2007 Review. All issues included. Editor tended to make small issues.
Apr City Permit required to fly at Fairview park.
2008 Review. All issues included. Editor tended to make small issues.
Apr Reference to UCI Design/Build/Fly preparation at Fairview Park.
Aug Concept design of Frequency Board, an Eagle Scout project by Brian Stacey.
Sept Photo of the Frequency Board.
Nov More photos of the Frequency Board.
2009 Review. All issues included.
Feb Potential field improvements, two articles.
Apr More field improvement discussions. $3,500 grant application filed with AMA. HSS qualifies as Silver leader Club for 2009.
May Frank Colver gave a description of Harbor Slope Soaring Society evolving to HSS. Jim Hanson established a web site for HSS photos. New HSS web site www.1hss.org . A new motorcycle club has been formed as an adjunct to HSS.
June HSS member Rami Awwad is proposed to do the field improvements.
July HSS receives a $3,250 grant from the AMA for field improvements.
Aug Three articles on field improvements.
Sept Report and photos of runway widening improvements, 28-30 July, finished 15 Aug. Index of VHS library shows 33 titles involving documentaries, how-to topics and similar video subjects.
Oct Description of finished results and cost of field improvements.
2010 Review. All issues included.
Apr Aerial photos taken by Jim Ward for the City.
May Dynamic soaring speed record of 416 MPH, revised to 445 MPH in June. Jim Ward’s photo reconnaissance model.
Sept New solar powered endurance record of 14 days set by English team. Revised club website. HSS contributes $250 to Costa Mesa Community Foundation.
Nov Extensive article on Southern California Soaring Clubs (SC-2) operations.
2011 Review. All issues included.
Feb First indoor fun fly at Tustin Blimp hangar. Three day event with 40 flyers.
Apr Fun fly competition rules (also in May issue). Photos of helicopter enthusiasts.
May Second indoor fun fly at Tustin blimp hangar. Two day event.
June Report of indoor endurance record set at May event. Also fun fly photos. Youth Expo at OC Fairgrounds (more photos in August issue)
Sept Report on Runway Expansion Committee for 2011.
Dec City turns down runway expansion request. Specifies 1 year extension to User Agreement to Jan 2013. Indoor fun fly at Tustin blimp hangar scheduled for 27 Nov and 29 Dec.
2012 Review. All issues included.
Jan Dihedral Calculator.
Feb AMA awards HSS our first Gold Leader Club Certificate.
Mar Tribute to Jim Ward. Jim Hanson installed HSS imagery on YouTube. UCI Design/Build/Fly project testing at Fairview.
Apr OC Parks Commission approves plan for Tustin Blimp Hangar and surrounding 82 acre park. HSS is assisting so as to include indoor and outdoor model flying.
May Electric powered aircraft design guidelines.
Aug Explanation of web site access levels. Human powered helicopter.
Sept Several articles on the Tustin Blimp Hangar project. 3-D Aircraft Stabilizer (Gyro) article.
Oct Charging Station description. Nanocellulose – A new building material.
Nov More on the Tustin Blimp Hangar project.
Dec AMA documents for First Person View (FPV) operations (4 pages).
2013 Review. All issues included.
Feb Blimp Hangar Project Team meets with AMA at annual convention in Ontario. HSS purchases a $100 brick for the AMA Walk of Fame in Muncie. Two 6’ by8’ pieces of Astro-turf purchased for glider landing surface.
Mar Photo of HSS Walk of Fame brick. HSS advertisement assembled for Costa Mesa Parks Department activity brochure. To be printed quarterly. John Rittenhouse prepares and submits 22 page application to place the Tustin Blimp Hangar on the AMA National Aeromodeling Heritage Program.
Apr HSS provides an indoor model flying demonstration at OC Parks public workshop at hangar.
May Article on flying demonstration at OC Parks workshop. First electric aero tow event.
June City finally grants 1 year extension to HSS Use Permit. This ends in Dec 2013. AMA confirms HSS continued Gold Leader Club status.
July Follow up report of second Tustin Hangar public workshop that occurred 22 May, 2013. first meeting of Fairview Park Advisory committee (5 pages).
Sept Extensive notes on second meeting of Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee.
Nov Origin of HSS by Frank Colver. Report of partial collapse of Tustin North Hangar roof.
2014 Review. All issues included.
Feb Decomposed granite path laid down by the city.
Mar Granite path removed. Article with pictures.
May HSS procures a lap top computer. Draft copy of latest Use Agreement (one year). AMA approves John Rittenhouse’s application for Tustin Hangar to be national historic site. Formal announcement made on P. 11 of May “Model Aviation” magazine.
Jun City Parks and Recreation Commission passes 5 year Use Permit. Approval needed by City Council. Not clear what are applicable dates, but this may carry into 2019.
July FAI definition of international model aircraft classes.
Aug Report on Tustin Blimp hangar collapse. Investigation into model aircraft noise.
Sept Jim Sonnenmeier writes letter requesting assistance from the AMA. Questionable article by OC Register on HSS turns out to center on noise.
Nov Dr. Gary Fogel gave lecture on history of flight. HSS paints F9F at Lyons Park.
Dec Frank Colver gives history of HSS lecture at general meeting.
2015 Review. All Issues included.
Apr UC Irvine Design/Build/Fly group test flies their entry at Fairview. Articles on OC Parks and Tustin Hangar collapsed roof.
May David Miller revises HSS web site. Three newspaper articles on Fairview Park plans. Article on Park Scale (brand) kits for Republic Rainbow and Hughes XF-11.
June First reports of gravel path over part of vernal pond.
July Cal State Fullerton uses Fairview Park for UAV project development.
Aug HSS participates in Discovery Cube event.
Oct Fairview Park Preservation Alliance begins efforts to put control of the park in the hands of voters.
Nov Report on HSS participation in Scarecrow/Pumpkin Festival. HSS takes first place.
2016 Review. All Issues included.
Jan Beginning of FAA UAV registration. Article on the different forms of spread spectrum.
Feb Voter initiative to protect Fairview Park gets on ballot for Nov 2016. Latest field rules established (three pages).
May Richard Odle presented history of US Fish and Wildlife Service involvement with Fairview. City begins revision of Fairview Park master plan.
July UC Irvine Design/Build/Fly team presentation to HSS.
Aug HSS Bylaws revised by Richard Odle. Approved by membership November 1.
Oct AMA Final FPV/UAV operating rules issued. (Four pages).
Dec Storage container painted. Ballot Measure AA passed by 70% of voters. This places control of Fairview Park in hands of electorate.
2017 Review. All Issues included.
Feb Good Steering Committee meeting agenda. Suggestions for events at electric fun fly.
Mar Extensive article on Lithium Polymer batteries.
Apr Civil Air Patrol conducts model flying lessons at Fairview Park for 15 cadets. Rules for field maintenance.
June FAA registration requirement voided by Federal Appeals Court. HSS teams with CAP in Imaginology event.
Sept City flying permit cost raised from $25 to $50 ($55 non-resident).
Oct First Dollar Tree foam Challenge design, build, and fly competition.
Nov Beginning of publication of Richard Odle’s 31 page history of HSS. Runs for 5 months.
Dec Dollar Tree competition results. HSS history continues.
2018 Review. All Issues included.
Jan City install fencing and posts around vernal pools. HSS history continues.
Feb HSS offered to donate to construction of a walking bridge across the vernal ponds.
Mar City removes (some) fencing as directed by the Fairview Park Steering Committee under the authority of Measure AA. HSS history continues.
Apr Tribute to Richard Odle who passed away. HSS history concludes.
May USA takes first place in individual and team events at 2018 Worlds F1D championships. HSS participates in Orange County Imaginology event held at OC fairgrounds.
June SAE Aero Design West competition description. This is a design/build/fly event for colleges.
July New model aircraft speed record of 545 MPH using dynamic soaring. New FAA regulations for model aircraft (two articles).
Aug HSS participates in Costa Mesa Concerts in the Park, four evenings in July.
Sept Extensive article on set up of multi-motor aircraft.
Oct Bent Wing Competition results. 10 participants. Trophies were HSS coffee cups.
Nov Article on FAA Reauthorization Act. Scarecrow Festival report. Huntington Beach Air Show report with photos.
Dec Dollar Tree Foam challenge (Design/Build/Fly) results. Six entrants. Final year to date results for 2018 SC-2 season. 76 participants.
2019 Review All issues included.
Jan Christmas party report. Israeli anti-drone system description.
Feb World record for piston powered aircraft. 531 mpg for “Voodoo” P-51.
Mar Report on a ride in a Ford Tri-motor full size aircraft. Article on pulse detonation engines.
Apr Pilot of the Month: Jack Ras.
May Report on Imaginology event held 12-14 April. HSS awarded a $980 grant to conduct a Takeoff And Grow (TAG) Open House at Fairview Park, and update our training planes.
June New FAA laws covering hobby aircraft and drones. Storage shed was cleaned out and property inventoried. HSS makes donation to 2019 Camp AMA. @019 Chino Air Show.
July HSS received one year extension to Use Permit. Also, comments from Daily Pilot. Justin Tam receives the AMA Youth Leadership award.
Aug Feature speaker Dennis Brandt with his 5 meter Super Dimona and 5.5 meter ASK-14 motor glider. Final copy of Use Permit.
Sept Passing of Todd McAndrew. Report on Zeke Seraphen shortly to graduate from CSLB as an Air force 2nd Lt. TAG Open House planning. HSS Property Inventory.
Oct On September 14 HSS held its TAG Open House. Full report with photos. Tribute to Walt Cloer. Horizon Hobby Flight School program.
Nov EAA Young Eagles build and fly program. TAG Open House write-up by OC Register. Brushless Motor Basics article.
Dec President John Rittenhouse negotiates a Letter Of Agreement (LOA) with John Wayne FAA Flight Controllers that re- establishes our 400 foot altitude limit. Letter included in newsletter.
2020 Review. All issues included.
Jan Report and photos of the Dec 2019 Christmas party. City of Costa Mesa Special Meeting report. 58 attendees. FAA Knowledge and Safety Test.
Feb Lots of meeting minutes.
Mar Pilot of the month: Mike Theile. Young members Jordan Lapin and Jack Ras.
Apr Extensive revision of Flying Field Rules.
Jun Multi-page article on a flying car research project.
Jul Henry Smith and Joni Whitsitt succeeded in getting a 6 month extension to flying field use permit. John Anderson became a Lieutenant in the CAP, involved with STEM classes.
Aug Extensive article on Soaring Theory.
Sep Article on ultra light Lithium/Sulfur battery technology.
Oct Article on the Celera 500 Bullet Plane.
Nov Field is closed by the City of Costa Mesa. Proposed Rules Changes, and presentation at Fairview Park Steering Committee meeting.
Dec Proposed Use Agreement. Virtual Christmas Party.
2021 Review. All issues included.
Jan Report on virtual Christmas party.
Feb Discussion of Remote ID for modelers.
Mar Article on experimental electric plane from Airbus. Article on fostering a more active flying club.
May Collection of model photos prepared by club photographer Rob Askegaard.
Jul AMA Trust safety test introduced. Photo tribute to Walt Cloer.
Aug Spectrum news features HSS with links to video.
Sep Photo feature of War Birds and Classic Scale Fly-in at OCMA. Latest version of Proposed Flying Field Rules.
Oct Comments on the Council meeting of Sept 21. Collection of gliders and their pilots.
Nov Results of the Black Sheep Squadron Sig Cub challenge. Huntington Beach Air Show photo coverage.
Dec Description of TRUST, The Recreational UAS Safety Test. It provides education and testing for recreational flyers on safety and regulatory information. Also included is FAA registration requirements. Feature of “Doc”, a B-29 on display at Yankee Air Museum at Chino airport.
2022 Review. All issues included.
Jan HSS becomes 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Letter from IRS included in newsletter.
Article on De Haviland Mosquito at Planes of Fame Museum, Chino.
Feb Begin publishing search for new flying site. First six possible sites in Feb issue. Other sites included in March through August issues. Article on B-17 “Phuddy Duddy” at Lyons Air Museum located at John Wayne Airport.
Mar Monthly General Meeting date moved to second Tuesday of each month. Possible flying sites 7through 12 published.
Apr HSS to participate in Imaginology on April 9-10. Possible flying sites 13 through 20 published.
May Report on Imaginology with photos. Thank you letter from Christine Gunst published.
Jun Article on B-17, B-25, and P-51 from the Arizona wing of the Commemorative Air Force.
Aug Membership descriptions revised. Dues of Junior and Special Members reduced to $0.00. Henry Smith III poses a possible flying site.
Oct Annual dues reduced to $15 per year. Article with photos on Reno Air Races.
Nov Continuing article on Reno Air Races. Report on Scarecrow Festival.
Dec Report on Western Museum of Flight located in Torrance.
HSS DOCUMENT INVENTORY
THREE RING BINDER
Flying Site Development Application
Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda Report. 26 Jan 2005. This document confirms Commission approval of grading the runway.
City of Costa Mesa support letter for AMA Flying Site Grant Application. 25 Feb 2009.
2009 Flying Site Grant Application to AMA. 28 Feb 2009.
AMA On site review of proposed runway.
AMA review of Use Agreement.
Flying site development notes and Field Rules.
5 year Use Agreement, Charters, and Insurance.
Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda Report 24 April 2014. HSS requested 5 year extension. It appears in attachment 2 that only one year was approved.
Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda Report 27 March 2013. HSS requested 5 year extension.
Five year Use Agreement signed 3 Jan 2007.
Five year Use Agreement signed 31 Mar 2006.
City Council Agenda Report dated 7 May 2013 states one year Use Agreement.
City of Costa Mesa Ordinance No. 07-01.
AMA notification of Additional Insurance naming City of Costa Mesa.
Chartered Club Certificates for HSS dated 31 March 2007 and 2008.
City rules for issuing flying permits.
HP Notebook Computer.
Best Buy receipts.
1. These files cover the approximately two year period in which Fred Hesse conducted the AMA defined Adopt-A-School program. A $500 grant was received from the AMA. Extensive donations were made by members. Approximately 92 students participated, over a period from January 2004 through July 2006.
Bylaws and City Code.
1. Revised Bylaws dated 18 Sept 2016. Dues raised to $25 per year.
2. City Council Agenda Report dated 16 Jan 2007. City Flying Permit fee set at $20.
3. Copy of City Ordinance 07-01 dated 2 Jan 2007.
4. Copy of City Resolution No. (TBS) dated 16 Jan 2007, followed by procedures for issuance of radio controlled model aircraft flying permit.
AMA Introductory Pilot Program.
1. Program instructions for clubs conducting Introductory Pilot Program.
2. Instructor Designation Form (Form#1).
3. AMA Introductory Pilot Program detailed procedures.
4. Introductory Pilot Program Student Pilot Registration Form (Form#2).
2011 Proposed Runway Modification.
1. Proposal to the city for runway modification dated 10 Sept 2011.
2. Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda Report dated 16 November 2011, dealing with User Agreement extension for one year, and proposed grading.
3. Resubmittal of proposal to the city for runway modification dated 9 Nov 2011. City Implementation Procedures for the Fairview Park Master Plan attached.
4 Chris Adamczyk’s comment on grading with survey drawing and touched up photo.
5. Series of E-mails concerning grading.
1. AMA letter of appreciation for HSS donation to purchase of a $100 Walk of Fame Brick. Dated 19 July 2012.
2. Certificates of Appreciation to HSS for participation in OC Fair, 2012 and 2013.
3. Letter from US Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service dated 14 Nov 2013 directing the City to remove the decomposed granite path covering part of vernal pools 5 and 6.
4. Revised text of Frank Colver’s Early History of HSS, dated 2 April 2009.
5. Participant list for 29 December 2011 Indoor Fun fly at Tustin Blimp Hangar.
6. Acknowledgement of Charitable Donation dated 30 June 2008 to John Anderson for assembled aircraft and kits to the Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
7. Letter dated 23 September 2009 accompanying a $1,000 donation to HSS from Sam Lane in memory of Don Lane (brother).
8. HSS Estimated Budget for 2011.
9. HSS Property Inventory dated 2006.
10. Inventory of Paper Files Transferred from Jim Hanson to John Anderson, dated 19 November 2008.
11. Introduction, procedures and samples of Pumpkin Gliders. Copyright 2014 by John Anderson.
12. Three plastic envelopes containing HSS logos, local newspaper clippings, and Orange County River Park brochure.
13. Historic Site Nominating Form, fully executed by John Rittenhouse. AMA National Aeromodeling Heritage Program. Application for Marine Corps Air Station, Tustin, North Blimp Hangar. This nomination was submitted about March 2013 to the AMA. Note: AMA approved this nomination. Formal announcement made on P.11 of May 2014 “Model Aviation” magazine. Note: Hangar roof collapse occurred about this time. Plaque was never installed at site.