Pahrump Valley Model Aviators
Newsletter for December 2015
It’s that time of the year for Club membership renewals. Meet Don Beatty
at Murphy Field on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday with your $25 or mail it to
him in cash or check to:
5741 Genoa Ave
Pahrump, NV 89060
I hope everyone knows by now that the Pahrump Valley Model Aviators
have secured permission from Nye County and established an airfield at the
Pahrump Fairgrounds. It is located on the corner of Fox Ave and Dalton St. off of
Gamebird Rd. Entry to the parking lot/flying field is at the gate south of the
Fox Ave is approximately 1 mile west of Hwy 160.
If you have Google Earth or an other other GPS program installed:
36°09’50.54″ N 115°55’00.78″ W
We plan to install a container with a shade attached in the near future. We
will use the container for safety equipment like pilot barriers and also chairs and
other items the club might need. A portable restroom is also in the works.
Larry has secured a promise from Pahrump Valley Disposal for a 20 foot
container and a Porta-Potty to be located at the perimeter of the fairgrounds
parking area. This is donated by Pahrump Valley Disposal. We would like to
thank them for their support.
Please note that anything that is stored in the container maybe lost in any
future break in.
Right now there are no particular days of the week we plan to fly. For
safety’s sake, it would be preferable if you visited the site with a partner. Entry to
the parking area is the same combination as Murphy Field.
Plans are in the making to improve a dirt landing strip east of the parking
lot. That particular project is being managed by Arlen West.
As I understand it, Matt Luis from Pahrump Parks and Grounds
Maintenance will meet Arlen and Larry out at the Fairgrounds on Monday,
December 7th to review the dirt landing strip and how they can improve it.
FUNFLY, Saturday, October 24, 2015.
What a beautiful day, sunny and warm, what else could you ask for?
We had up to 6 pilots and about 8 guests and members viewing the action,
so to speak.
We started with a Touch N Go, which was more of a Touch and try to
control a crash for the most points. 1st-Don Beatty, 2nd-Richard Beatty, 3rd-Tim
The Limbo was an exciting event as the bar was lowered further and
further. The final passes were real heart stoppers with the bar about 2 feet off
the ground. 1st-Tim Nelson, 2nd Arlen West, 3rd-Larry Chapman.
The Pylon race was different. I mean, how hard could it be! Fly down one
side of the runway, make a turn around a flagged stick, and back down the other
side of the runway and do it again – for time. It’s that stupid time element that
does it every time.
Turn too late, zoom up instead of level flight down the runway, over control
every movement and the result looks like you’ve had two drinks too many.
Except for Arlen and Tim. Every event to them is a walk in the park. At least our
spectators can see how it should be done.
1st-Arlen West, 2nd-Tim Nelson, 3rd-Richard Beatty.
The bomb drop is another lesson in controlled flight. These pilots made it
look EASY. 1st-Larry Chapman, 2nd-Tim Nelson, 3rd-Arlen West.
Congratulations to Tim Nelson, our raffle winner.
A big thank you for everyone who came out to watch and participated.
At our general meeting held on November 1st all existing Club Officers,
with the exception of Bill Newyear volunteered to return in 2016.
With some gentle arm twisting and in the spirit of volunteerism, Tim Nelson
was recruited for the position of Club Secretary.
For the first time, an e-mail vote was taken for Club Officers and the vote
was unanimous. The final tally was “20” for and “0” against.
Your Officers for 2016 are:
President: Larry Chapman
Vice President: Richard Beatty
Treasurer: Don Beatty
Secretary: Tim Nelson
Safety Director: Doug Wittenberg
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Bill Newyear for the time he
has given the club in his position of Secretary. Thank you, Bill!
And, thank you to last year’s officers for their service.
I would like to include a for sale, trade, or something of that nature with
If you have any thing to sell or trade or give away, I’d like to include it in
If time is of the essence, I can post it on the web site or in a general
For Sale or Trade
For Sale – 2013 Can Am Outlander 500 with winch. Contact John Rackley at
For Sale – 2006 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO, 4 X 4 on demand, new tires, winch.
$3500. Contact Larry Chapman 775-537-6947.
To all of our members, have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a
Generous and Prosperous New Year.