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Photo Gallery 8:
Here are some pictures of EWMA members.

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Sam Brooker

What a picture! When it was taken, Sam wasn't a club member but the photo got posted on the website anyway because it was just too special and different. Now the inclusion is legit--Sam is a bona fied, dues paying EWMA member.



Harvey Cohen

Harve has moved from Florida where he was in a club that flew R/C. He likes to be called Harv.



Richard Hummel

This beautiful plane is an Extreme Flight 91 inch Yak 54. It has a powerful DualSky G6000.8 motor with a Falcon 24x10 carbon fiber prop. It uses 12s lipos with a Castle Edge 160 ESC. Richard stripped all of the covering off the original ARF and replaced it with brillant silver and nice green Monocoat. The plane is not only eye candy but it is a pussycat to fly.



Mark Stringfellow

Mark enjoys the friendship and sound advice from club members. Also of course, he has fun flying his R/C planes.



Steve Marstiller

Steve has been an enthusiastic and unskilled (according to him) R/C flyer for 20 years. He has to compete with llamas for use of his farm pasture airstrip and also a small fleet of one-meter sailing boats. His garage hanger is known as the Free Mexican Air Force.
 
The very realistic B-17 plane Steve is holding has a 72" wingspan, flaps, retracts, and lights. It runs off of two 2200mAh batteries, is constructed of EPO foam, and has been repainted. Jim Aldendifer took it up for its maiden test flight and remarked how beautifully it flew at 50% throttle. She exhibited  no tendency for tip stalling or rolling.



Tom Tate

Tom got his private pilot license while in the Army at Ft. Monmouth, NJ (Asbury Park Airport) in early 1967. When he got out of the Army two years later, he decided flying was the thing he wanted to do. He heard about the MTSU aviation program and that was where he did the rest of his training—also started flight instructing there.

He meet some folks from BNA and began flying charter at Nashville Flying Service which led him to his first corporate job. He stayed there for several years and then had a run with Stevens Aviation. Another opening came up in Muscle Shoals but he very simply could not speak Alabama, so he came back to Tennessee.

Tom went back to the charter world when an opportunity came up with Community Health System. He retired from that wonderful place to work after about 18 years. Ultimately, they had 5 airplanes, 6 pilots, 2 mechanics, and a beautiful dispatcher.

Tom has about 20,000 total hours as a pilot. He has traveled to Europe and lots of other international places. He has made many trips to Alaska and Bermuda. The large assortment of planes he has piloted ranges from single engine types to several different jets. Tom says, "It is so much easier to be in the cockpit than learning to fly these darn R/C aircraft.








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