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Auglaize Buzzard Baiters

We are an AMA Chartered Remote Control Airplane Club

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In May 1975,an article I the local newspaper invited anyone interested in remote control airplanes to a meeting.

Sixteen members attended and they decided to form a club and find a location to fly.

By July,they had received permission to fly at the south end of the New Knoxville Airport sod runway

and sent for a charter from the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA).A Meeting was held to elect officers and name the club.

They chose Auglaize Buzzard Baiters.The nineteen original members elected Dave Giboney as president,Harold Keller as Vice President,Robert Marshall  as secretary,and Larry Curtis as Treasurer.

In August,our new charter arrived with insurance from the AMA and members started flying.Sonn thewe were asked to find a new flying location due to the model engine noise near the town of New Knoxville.

By January 1976, permission was received to fly at the Wapakoneta South Industrial Park,but by March we were again asked to relocate since the property was to be sold for industrial purposes.

Finally in April,after inspecting several locations,a field on the Vernon Kemmann farm six miles north of St.Marys was selected,and it remains today. Vernon,a charter member,provided equipment to prepare  a 250X300 foot area for the new field.the first flights were in May of 1976.

The field as of today has been expanded to 300X400ft

 

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