AMA HALL OF FAME
Modelers in the Western New
York area will remember the years when John Grigg represented our concerns, first on the
local level and ultimately as the President of the AMA.
John flew for many years at the flying field on
Day Rd. as a member of the Niagara flying club. He then represented the area as VP of
When he was elected to the office of AMA President,
he was fortunate to participate in two trips around the world, including Russia and China
during the Cold War years, to represent U.S. Modelers and to see first hand what modelers
from other countries were doing.
He often visited the area clubs, including the
Flying Knights, for award presentations and to talk about his experiences.
Many of the knights will remember when John
tried to launch one of his gliders behind a tow plane at one of our scale rallies.
John died of cancer several years ago.
A dinner will be held on Saturday, May 22 to
honor his induction into the AMA hall of Fame.
Dinner at 6:00 PM, Cash bar at 5:30 PM. knights
who would like to attend this event, return the coupon below.
MCKINLEY MALL ???
After getting the cold shoulder from the
"powers that be" at McKinley Mall last year, the Knights again knocked on their
The response was a bit more positive.
The membership discussed participating , as
long as it occurred early enough. It was decided that if the show would be later than May,
we would defer until next year.
CLUB FUN-FLY SET
The annual Flying Knights club fun-fly is to
be held on Sunday May 16 th. As usual the site for this event will be the Knight's field
in North Collins off Shirley Road.
George Gard, Le presidente, headed this event
last year and it was so successful he has volunteered to do so again. Any help would be
Bring your plane, your lunch and your family
for the day.
FREE TICKET PROGRAM RECONSIDERED
Discussion was carried out at the 2/26
meeting regarding the tickets that the club distributed to members as a reward for
participating in club activities. A ticket was usually earned for bringing a plane to the
meeting. Five tickets would be earned for putting on a demo.
Participation in the mall shows got a ticket per plane.