January Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the 685th  Meeting of the Keystone Clippers Model Aircraft Club

AMA Charter 553

Monday January 30, 2023

The 685th business meeting of the Keystone Clippers was held at the Circleville United Methodist Church at 7pm and called to order by President Mike Shepherd with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. There were 12 regular members and 4 Officers present.


Former member Nick Balochko was unanimously voted back into the Club.

Treasurer’s Report

Carl Schuster gave the treasurers report. A motion was made and seconded to accept the November Treasurers report and to pay any outstanding bills.


Lebanon CPAA RC swap meet is March 11. See their ad in the February issue of Model Aviation for details.

The MARCS Club will hold their annual flee market and auction at the Delmont Event Center on Saturday March 25 starting at 8am – doors open at 7am. Auction starts at 9am, Admission is $3 for adults, spouses and children free. Only 25 tables available for $10.

Field Report

Field is good condition, the runway is flyable for larger or STOL aircraft.

RF locators are available for $40.00 each. The transmitters are 1” diameter x ½” thick with Velcro female backing and are easily transferable to any plane. Contact Secy Eric Haberman to document your purchase. They are also available at the business meetings and at the field during flying season.

Old Business


New Business

A motion was made and seconded to cleanup the KCRC facebook page; add projects, tech reports, and any Club/personal aircraft related articles or videos. The Club is asked to submit all material to Bo Kwasny who is the page admin by either the LINE app or email. Our page will also contain local Club announcements and our personal YouTube channel.

Bo Kwasny reported that the Port Vue Fire Department is looking for a place to practice search and rescue operations with their drones – they currently have 9. PVFD drones have used throughout the greater Pittsburgh area for a few years. A motion was made and seconded for Bo to communicate with PVFD and set up a provisional schedule for use of our field subject to Club approval.

The Club discussed adding an RC car track on the property. The east field or the upper portion of the south field adjacent to the parking lot would be potential areas for a temporary track. These locations will be staked out at the field this week for Club members to view and decide if adding an RC car track on the property is an option. Whichever field is selected it will be setup and used on a trial basis for Club members who have current AMA Park Flyer or Full membership.  

A motion made and seconded to purchase AMA Walk of Fame bricks for Bruce Heckel, Paul Adomaitis, and Andy Levino.

Mark Yothers has some remaining covering, hardware, and a few airplanes that are available from Jerry’s estate. Contact Mark for details.

Show and Tell


A motion was made and seconded to conclude the meeting at 815pm.

Eric R Haberman, Secretary KCRC