June 2015

Pahrump Valley Model Aviators

Newsletter for June 2015

On Sunday, April 12th Bill and Marsha Newyear held a going away party

for Chuck and Linda Murray.

Chuck and Linda will begin their annual migration to Washington State

later in the week.

Bill and Marsha provided hamburgers, cheese burgers and hot dogs with

all, and I mean all the fixings for a great dinner. Combine that with a warm

beautiful sunset and great company and everyone had a great time.

Although Bill says Marsha needs no excuse for a party, they did a great

job and we would like to thank them for the use of their beautiful home.


On Tuesday, April 21st, Don Beatty noticed quad tracks that ran up and

down the runway, at least 3 to 4 passes. The tracks led us to the North-East

corner of the property.

There we discovered that some nefarious person or persons had removed

about 60-70 feet of fencing. They left all the poles except one.

It’s possible the quad rider was just an opportunist that noticed an open

fence and decided to explore the property. No damage was done, but continued

exposure to off-road vehicles will not do the runway any good.

On Friday, April 24th, Larry, Don, Doug and myself arrived at the field and

salvaged 70 feet of fence from the fence line inside the property and replaced

the missing fence at the north end of the field. Larry made a police report to let

the sheriffs know what is going on.

Well, that’s done. I hope the next event will be as simple to repair. Keep

your eyes peeled.


On February 16, the Club submitted a Memorandum of Understanding to

Nye County in an attempt to secure an area at the Fairgrounds for a R/C airfield.

In April, I called Nye County Commissioner Dan Schinhofen for an update.

His reply said he had submitted our MOU to the District Attorney and it was out

of his hands. As of today, June 10th, we have not had a reply.

To be fair, the Nye County Commissioners have concerned themselves

with a large county financial deficit.

I have very recently emailed Dan Schinhofen requesting an update, and I

hope to hear from him soon.

In the past, he was very prompt in his replies.


At a board meeting held on June 10th, board members decided that a

Funfly was to be held at Ron Murphy Field on July 11th, starting at 8 AM to 12


We will hold 3 events- Limbo, bomb drop and touch and go.

Hot dogs, chips and water will be available for free for members and their

guests. Prizes instead of ribbons will be awarded for the total of all events


We realize that July can be hot, but we should be finished by Noon to

avoid the hottest part of the day.

Please bring your own chairs, sunscreen and water.

So, we would like every one to come out an fly!


Richard Cantino reports that Matt Luis, Pahrump building and grounds, is

preparing the fairgrounds for the fireworks launching site. This means they are

spreading Type 2 gravel for roads and access to the sites.

At the same time, even though we do not yet have approval for a flying

field, Matt will use available equipment to grade the landing area while they are

there working.

I have not received a reply from Dan Schinhofen, but Richard reports that

many in county government are aware of our MOU. This includes Pam Webster,

County manager.

Someday, but don’t hold your breath!


Breakfast is now held at Terrible’s Roadhouse on Pahrump Valley Blvd.

just north of Calvada Blvd. Meet between 7:15 and 7:30 AM on Friday mornings.

Service is great and breakfast is served quickly and is still hot when you

receive it.


Be sure to visit our web page at http://pahrumpvalleymodelaviators.com/