August 17, 2019 Sat. -9th Annual John Nicolaci Memorial Float Fly

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August 17, 2019 Sat. -9th Annual John Nicolaci Memorial Float Fly

Post by admin » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:01 pm

"Hello All,
On Saturday Sat. August17, 2019, with Sunday the 18th being the rain date, the Bristol County Radio Control Club with cooperation of the Decas Cranberry Corporation will be hosting the 6th Annual John Nicolaci Memorial Float Fly at Mary’s Pond, Mary’s Pond Road, Rochester MA. This event will feature Radio Control seaplanes flying from Mary’s pond as a tribute to Mr. John Nicolaci.

We are celebrating our 9th year holding this event. The 1st year it was held it was held as a fun fly and Mr. Nicolaci himself was present and enjoying the flying. The event has been held every year since to honor John for his contributions to both full size and model aviation. John acquired and secured the use of the Decas bog property many years ago for him and a few fellow pilots to fly later passing the “key” to a another BCRCC member to continue the tradition he started. With the cooperation of Decas Cranberry Products and its owner Mr. John Decas, we are still able to fly from this wonderful flying site.

The site is an 88 acre spring fed fresh water pond with no fuel powered boat traffic. The Decas property encompasses approx 1/6th of the available shoreline. There is a very large grassy area for the aircraft pit area, lots of off road parking, and an elevated grassy area for spectator viewing. While some of the shoreline is wooded there are very few obstacles if any to a clear view of the entire pond and airspace from the flying line.

Come join us at this premier flying site and help us pay tribute to Mr. Nicolaci and enjoy the fellow float flyer camaraderie. This AMA sanctioned event will be starting at 9:30 am (flying @ 10:00) at the Decas Cranberry Products Bog, 500 Mary’s Pond Road, Rochester MA Admission is $10.00 for pilots and spectators are free. Bring a folding chair. Donations are accepted and appreciated. There is a manned retreival boat and food will be available on site.
http://www.bristolcountyrc.org/fields/marys-pond-field/

Map of Mary's Pond.
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Re: August 17, 2019 Sat. -9th Annual John Nicolaci Memorial Float Fly

Post by Neons » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:11 pm

Hello all,

Many thanks to those who stepped up and made the 9th Nicolaci Memorial Float Fly a huge success… I’m going to try to list those members…please forgive me and correct me if I’ve forgotten anyone…

Pond prep on August 11th/ mowing, raking, bagging, hauling… Ned Watts, Gerry Dupont, Joe Martinez, Joe’s father-in-law, Larry, Dan Cronan, Gary Hoyt… oh yeah,…and me.

Event Day, August 17th / Safety Officer, Gerry; Food purchase and griller, VP Carlos, and assisted by Jeff Saladino who was also guardian of the donations bucket ; Retrieval Boat and retrieval services provided by Gary Hoyt; Videographer, Jerry Normandin, EZ-up and boundary set up; Dan Cronan; All around PR person, picture-taker and money collector, me. ☺

Honorable Mention goes to Carlos Costa for taking on the monumental task of purchasing, providing the grill and cooking the food for all of us!!!

A special thanks to John Nicolaci, Jr. , Ann Nicolaci Labbe (John Sr’s daughter) and Ann’s son, Marc Labbe for attending.

I’ll review the pictures and send out the best ones in a little while.

Nancy

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Re: August 17, 2019 Sat. -9th Annual John Nicolaci Memorial Float Fly

Post by Neons » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:13 am

As I was away on a 1 week voyage that I did not have any say in the date to make the trip, I missed this years Annual John Nicolaci Memorial Float Fly. Though from hat I see there as a smaller turnout it seemed like all as perfect in flight and eater. In posting the photos I received from Nancy Dupont. I also picked up on Jerry Normadin's FPV quad surveying the flights at Mary's Pond.

Taking note of the very clear and stable flight I am posting a link here in this Hobby Thread. Good job Jerry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... eJV9Mcc4g8

I also reworked a few of the emailed photos with borders and some cropping to bring in closer some of the RC pilots and activities
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Re: August 17, 2019 Sat. -9th Annual John Nicolaci Memorial Float Fly

Post by Neons » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:29 am

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A special thanks to John Nicolaci, Jr. , Ann Nicolaci Labbe (John Sr’s daughter) and Ann’s son, Marc Labbe for attending
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Re: August 17, 2019 Sat. -9th Annual John Nicolaci Memorial Float Fly

Post by Neons » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:40 am

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